• Early Childhood Programs

Sara Pisarz, Youth Director, x243


We want your children to have the best programs and facilities available to them so they can become active and energetic participants in our community. Our Early Childhood department is designed especially with your children's growth and development in mind.

JCC Pre-school

The JCC offers a pre-school program designed to be an effective first school experience for 18 months to 3 years old. The program implements a good foundation to the learning process while providing a loving and caring atmosphere for your child. The staff includes a teacher and one aid for every six students. 

Children will benefit from group and individual activities where learning and fun are combined. Students will have a variety of daily and weekly activities to help them develop as well-rounded individuals. "Circle Time" is included in our daily schedule where children participate in a multi-cultural learning experience including songs, story time and much more.


Weekly events include: weekly themes, art, swimming, music, baking, show-n-tell and library. In addition to the routing schedule, a variety of other activities are offered including play-dough creations, puzzle time, finger painting, counting and shapes, large button/bead stringing and creative play. Snack and lunch are provided each day.


Our pre-school also has complete access to all the JCC facilities including the gym, indoor playground and outdoor playground.


The school program begins after Labor Day and runs through the first week of June. A graduation ceremony is held at the conclusion of the school year. School picture day is held in the fall and for graduation. The cost for Monday-Friday, 9am - 12noon is $350 per month.


Before and after care are available for an additional fee. If you would like to register your child or would like additional information about this program, please contact Sara Pisarz at 570-824-4646. Our programs are United Way Funded. All are welcome.

Day Care Program

The JCC Day Care Program is open from September through June. The nine month program runs from 8:30-4:00pm. Please call Sara Pisarz at the JCC to discuss prices and age ranges.

"Sam & Claire Rosenberg of Blessed Memory" Tot Lot

This playground sits in a fenced-in area, covered with mulch, off Northampton Street. It contains four pieces of equipment: two crawling tubes; slide; climbing apparatus; and fire engine. It was built to allow our children to have an outdoor play area, in memory of Sam & Claire Rosenberg.

Lynne Shuman Harlacher Honorary JCC Playground

Located on the third floor of the JCC, a soft play park has been built for the children. We welcome all members 5 years old and younger to check out this great facility! Lynn was the former Early Childhood Director at the JCC.