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Free Enrichment Now Offered at the Kindergarten Program at the JCC

At the Beverly Levy Early Learning Center, children enrolled in the kindergarten program will now enjoy free and unlimited access to age-appropriate enrichment classes offered at the JCC during the week. The wide-range of classes offered throughout the year will include science, computer programming, swimming, rock-wall climbing, pottery, woodworking, tennis, basketball, dance, and more. These enrichment classes will create an added value to the children’s experience at a program which is already considered excellent by area families.

The center, which welcomes children and families of all backgrounds, boasts a low student/teacher ratio and a culturally diverse staff as well as students. Laura Prestash, the head teacher of the kindergarten program, has been honored as “Teacher of the Year” by the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children. Prestash holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

Beverly Levy’s integrated curriculum includes mathematics, literacy, science and creative arts – all in an environment that fosters an individualized approach to learning. “My son is eligible to start kindergarten at Beecher this year, and even though he is very bright and social, I felt he wasn’t ready to thrive at a public school kindergarten yet. So my husband and I decided to give him the gift of time at this terrific program” says Emily, a Beverly Levy parent.

For additional information about the kindergarten program at the Beverly Levy Early Learning Center, contact Director Lynn Bullard at (203)387-2424 x278 or at lynnb@jccnh.org.

About the Beverly Levy Early Learning Center:

The Beverly Levy Early Learning Center is for children ages six weeks old through kindergarten. Proudly Jewish, our diverse early learning center enthusiastically welcomes families of all backgrounds. BLELC is named in memory of the late Beverly Levy, a longtime leader in the Jewish community who died at the young age of 63 in 2014.

About the JCC of Greater New Haven:

The JCC of Greater New Haven provides a warm, friendly environment for all. Powered by Jewish values, our mission is to facilitate total wellness through programs that stimulate mind, body and spirit for all.


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