Parent Info

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Personal Items

  • 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

Other Supplies

  • 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
  • Breadsticks
  • 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)
  • Muffins
  • 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
  • Raisins
  • Sandwiches: cheese, almond/cashew/nut/sunflower, peanut butter & jelly (or bananas or celery), hummus, tuna, egg salad, cream cheese (with cucumber or jelly)
  • Tofu
  • Tofu dogs (“not dogs”) or tofu “chicken nuggets”
  • Vegetable soup
  • Vegetarian lasagna
  • Veggies & dip
  • Yogurt

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!

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!

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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!

Welcome Parents! I am excited to co-chair the Parents Association this year with some amazing women. I grew up at the Dallas J, spending all of my early years at the preschool and J camps. Now, I am the proud mom of three kiddos, Ben, Olivia, and James. Ben graduated pre-k here a year ago, and my twins, Olivia and James, will be in the Threes this upcoming year. We are thrilled to get to know so many new families and look forward to sharing some meaningful programs and events this school year with all of you!

My name is Melissa Goldberg and this will be my fourth year to have a child at the Goldberg Early Childhood Center. Prior to choosing to stay home with my children, Tyce 5, Tessa 3, and Beau 2, I taught both Pre-K and Kindergarten. Currently, I teach J Baby STEM and music classes here at the J. 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.

We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend the past nine years at the GECC! Our oldest three children are GECC graduates and will now be in 5th grade, 3rd grade, and kindergarten. Our youngest son will be in the Threes this school year. The teachers and staff have always been a big part of our children’s lives as they care for them and love them more than we would ever expect. With all of the love, learning, growth, and confidence our children have received, our hearts belong at the GECC!