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Visit Our Preschool
For more information on the Boulder JCC Preschool, please contact Susie Valdez.
Visits are conducted year-round and afford you the opportunity to get to know our classrooms, art studio, tumbling room, and ample outdoor space.
The Boulder JCC Preschool brings community together, builds relationships and connections among the children, parents, and teachers to form a dynamic and engaging community. We join together for weekly Shabbat Sing, holiday dinners, parent learning sessions, and more. There are ongoing opportunities to meet other parents and families with similiar interests.
The Preschool begins at the end of August and runs through the end of May. Hours vary depending on the age of your child. Enrichment classes, such as Hebrew, Science, and Yoga are available for Butterfly and Pre-K students daily. School is closed on Jewish holidays and loosely follows the BVSD calendar.
The Boulder JCC Preschool strongly encourages open and ongoing communication and family involvement in our school. Each classroom sends via email a daily journal depicting the students day. There is also a classrom blog which teachers update regulary. In addtion, parents are welcome to email and contact their child's teachers at any point during the school year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your admission policies?
Admission to Boulder JCC Preschool is open to anyone in the community regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religion. We accept children ages 2.5 – 5 years old. Currently enrolled children are given priority when registration begins in January and open enrollment begins in February.
Can you accommodate children with special needs?
Boulder JCC Preschool is open to children with special needs. Admission will be at the discretion of the Director after meeting with the parents and child to ascertain that the program can meet the needs of the child.
What is the cost of tuition?
Please visit the Registration and Forms section of our website to see pricing.
What is your registration process?
Please visit our registration page.
Do children bring their own lunch/snacks?
Yes. Children are required to bring a lunch from home. Lunches that need to be kept cold should include an icepack. The teachers cannot leave the classroom to heat up lunches. Our building observes the laws of Kashrut. In order to keep things simple we do not allow any meat products. Because of the seriousness of nut allergies, we are a NUT-FREE school. Teachers will be happy to provide a list of numerous snack and lunch items that fit our food limitations. (During Passover we do not allow bread.)
Parents are asked to include a healthy snack in their child’s lunchbox. On special occasions parents may be asked to provide snack for their child’s class.
We always have extra food on hand, so should you forget your child’s lunchbox you do not have to make a special trip to school.
How does your school handle toilet training?
Children who are toilet training are encouraged but never pressured to use the toilet at school. If your child wears diapers, please be sure that an ample supply of diapers and diaper wipes are always available. If your child is toilet training, please let us know so that we can be consistent at school. When a child is toilet training, it is a good idea to have at least one change of clothes in his/her cubby.
How does your school approach discipline?
Children need and want limits to help them learn to become self regulated in their behavior. Each child is unique and discipline is handled individually depending on the child and the circumstances demanding attention. We may use techniques such as giving choices, problem solving, helping the child see the consequences, or redirecting the child. We state expectations in a positive manner. "Blocks are for building." "Use your inside walking feet." "Running is for outside." "Paint goes on paper." "Use your words to tell your friends what you want." These statements enhance a child’s knowledge of what is acceptable behavior.
We strive to allow children to settle their own differences as much as possible. We observe and monitor what is taking place to see how they might work things out. If adults always intervene in children's interactions, children are unable to develop skills to solve their own problems. When a child comes to us to tell of a problem, we help the child with the vocabulary that child might use in solving the problem. "Tell him you don't like it when he hits you." "Ask her when it will be your turn." When a child has been hurt by another child, we talk with both children. We use dialogue such as: "I think John is sad. How can you help him feel better?” We also give attention and support to the child who was hurt. We recognize and encourage positive behavior at all possible times, seeking ways to accentuate the positive in all children.