SUC•CESS: the favorable outcome of something attempted
- Full change of clothing LABELED inside a Ziploc bag (including top, bottom, underwear, socks, shoes)
- Jacket or sweater to stay in the cubby for the year
- Family photo (5 x 7 in unbreakable frame)
- Reusable water bottle (sippy cup for toddlers)
- Toothbrush with cover (please, no toothpaste); this is an NAEYC requirement
- 2 boxes of tissues
- Diapers (if needed)
- 1 box baby wipes plus one refill
- 1 box sandwich size and 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
- 1 box fun band-aids
For ECP Students
- Nap mat or bedding for cot
Packing a lunch for your child can be a daunting task even without Kosher rules. Here are some things to remember: Please avoid sending pork products and shellfish. Also please avoid mixing lunch items that include dairy and meat in the same meal. For example, packing a turkey sandwich or chicken nuggets with cheese or yogurt is not a Kosher-style lunch. If you decide to send meat, good options to send as sides are fruit and veggies.
Many parents find it easier to send all vegetarian lunches, so we have compiled a list of popular lunch items (though there are many, many more out there!). Please be sure to call or email with any questions or if you have a new idea to add to the list!
- Applesauce, sliced fruit, or a fruit cup
- Bagel with cream cheese/spread
- Bean or vegetable burrito
- Cereal with milk in a separate container
- Cheese and crackers or cheese sticks/string cheese
- Cheese quesadillas
- Egg or tuna salad
- Eggs – scrambled, hard-boiled, or in an omelet
- Fish sticks
- Fresh fruit/fruit salad
- Hummus and pita
- Mac-and-cheese (or another pasta item brought in a thermos, such as spaghetti)
- Pasta – with sauce or as a salad with cheese, egg, tuna, and/or veggies
- Peaches or bananas in sour cream, yogurt, or cottage cheese
- Pizza or pizza bagels
- Sandwiches: cheese, almond/cashew/nut/sunflower, peanut butter & jelly (or bananas or celery), hummus, tuna, egg salad, cream cheese (with cucumber or jelly)
- Tofu dogs (“not dogs”) or tofu “chicken nuggets”
- Vegetable soup
- Vegetarian lasagna
- Veggies & dip
Click below to download our Parent Handbook. Here you can find answers to questions ranging from how carpool works in the morning to how we assess children to how you can get involved in the school and oh so much more!
The mission of the GECC Parent Association (PA) is to support the students, teachers, and staff of the Goldberg Early Childhood Center. The Parent Association encourages participation among families in learning and social engagements. Through time and resources, we will help to make the GECC a great place to learn and work. We are a part of the best school family ever!
Click the names below to view our Parent Association chairs’ bios.
Parent Association Chairs
Hi GECC Families! I am so excited for the upcoming school year and to be co-chairing the Parent Association. My husband, Jon, and I have a son, Blake, who will be in the Threes this year. After attending the JCC preschool as a child myself, it is heartwarming to see my own child come home singing the same songs and prayers that I learned myself as a student here years ago. This is truly a special place, and I am excited to work alongside you all this year in supporting the school the best we can!
My name is Melissa Goldberg and this will be my fifth year to have a child at the Goldberg Early Childhood Center. Prior to choosing to stay home with my children, Tyce 6, Tessa 4, Beau 3, and Rhett 3 months I taught both Pre-K and Kindergarten. My education background heavily influenced my school choice. The GECC embraces all the things I wanted in a school: best practices for early childhood education, strong curriculum, opportunities for student exploration, and helping my children establish their Jewish identity. I enjoy working with the Parent Association to create a thriving learning community for students, parents, and the teachers.