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Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center

Director: Dee Chappell

The JCC’s satellite Early Childhood Center is housed within Congregation Kol Haverim. Our preschool provides a purposeful and productive educational experience that helps children grow and become self-confident and independent. Our early childhood programs are designed to give children a variety of opportunities to master the social, emotional and physical tasks of each developmental stage in a healthy, safe and caring Jewish environment that welcomes children and families of all backgrounds.

To promote growth in the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical areas of development, teachers design learning experiences based on the children’s interests. Known as an emergent curriculum, teachers and children collaborate to resource and research topics of study, igniting curiosity and fostering a love of learning. This play-based program supports children as they find their voice in the classroom, with rich opportunities for cooperation, self-expression, problem-solving, and independence.

We invite you to visit the Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center and experience a world of wonder, excitement and discovery. Morning preschool classes for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s, flexible hours, excellent teacher-to-child ratios.


Our teachers are qualified professionals who have the interests of your child and family at heart. Staff is certified in First Aid and CPR and participates in ongoing professional development and training. Our high child-to-teacher ratio ensures that each child receives optimum attention.

Registration Now Open!

  • Two’s, Three’s and Four’s
  • Flexible Hours: 3, 4, or 5 days per week
  • Extended Day Options: Mornings and Afternoons
  • ECC families receive a JCC membership, including pool, fitness center and much more!

Licensing and Accreditation

The Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center’s Preschool program is licensed through the Office of Early Childhood from the State of Connecticut and from the Connecticut Department of Health.

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