Welcome to the Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center. Since its inception in the 1950s, the Salt Lake JCC has been home to one of the premier early childhood centers in Utah. Our program is one of a select group of local preschools accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a standard of excellence recognized nationally. We are committed to providing a quality environment where young children grow and learn through play and discovery. We strive to offer a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed experiences to help children become successful learners.

Our Philosophy

We believe children learn by doing. Academic and emotional development is enhanced when children make their own discoveries. Our teachers help children become independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners, while aiding in their social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. We maintain a low child-to-teacher ratio with talented, credentialed instructors who foster self-confidence, independence and self-discipline.

Our programs are designed to help each child:

  • Develop a positive self-concept and confidence
  • Inspire curiosity and the ability to inquire and explore
  • Strengthen verbal expression
  • Increase self-discipline and independence
  • Enjoy creative pursuits
  • Develop trust in others
  • Learn lifelong cognitive, physical and language skills
  • Identify positively with Jewish traditions


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