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Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center

The Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center (ECC), an affiliate site of the Mandell JCC, consists of small class sizes with personalized attention and a low student-to-teacher ratio. It is housed within the beautiful Congregation Kol Haverim. The preschool provides a purposeful and productive educational experience that helps children grow and become self-confident and independent. Children develop emotionally, intellectually, and physically while getting a hands-on and relaxed introduction to Jewish traditions. Included with tuition is a full family membership to the Mandell JCC in West Hartford,

More information:

Director: Kate Bodmer, 860-652-0396,
1079 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT. 06033

The ECC is a developmentally based program with options ranging from 2-5 days a week. Open to all faiths, ECC offers the following programs:

  • Preschool:
    2 year olds - 9AM - 11:30AM
    3 and 4 year olds -   9 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Preschool Extended Day Programs:  12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Early morning drop -off:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Parent/Caregiver and two year-old classes:
Ages 22 months – 35 months

  • Wee Wiggles
    Explore the world of music and movement. Learn new songs, finger plays, musical instruments and enjoy activities that help to develop muscle and coordination
  • Kiddie Kapers
    Teachers will lead children and their caregiver in supervised, theme oriented activities.  The daily activities will include story, art, music, movement, manipulative, cooking and more
  • Toddlers in the Kitchen
    Come explore the world of measuring, mixing, cooking, and eating a special snack made from scratch.

Parent/Caregiver and toddler classes:
Ages 14 months - 22 months

  • Little Learners
    Imagine a classroom full of activities that will include such things as stories, songs, art, music, movement, manipulatives and more.  What a wonderful way to create a loving first school experience!
  • Explore Galore
    Join us for songs and other activities followed by hands on exploration, including playdough, art and sensory activities.

Classes For All Ages

  • Fun with Friends
    This FREE program will introduce your young one to a fun morning of stories, songs and finger plays. There will be coffee and munchies for the moms and new friendships to be made by all.

For more information, or to register for classes, please contact Kate Bodmer, 860-652-0396,

Mon, June 24 2019 21 Sivan 5779