Welcome to the Goldberg Early Childhood Center
At the Goldberg Early Childhood Center, we build a love of learning and a community that lasts a lifetime. From the infants to the oldest Pre-K students, we encourage independent thinking and decision-making that prepares our graduates to be responsible leaders when they leave our doors. If you’re looking for a collaborative partner in your family’s early childhood educational journey, come and join us in creating the future. #bestschoolfamilyever
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The moment you step in the door and meet our director, Tara Ohayon, you’ll know you’ve found a home. Our school community is where every child, every family, and every educator is a part of who we are. We build our learning from the children’s lives and experiences in ways that allow them to grow at school and at home with you. There’s nothing we take more seriously than developing the leaders of tomorrow.
NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age eight. Accreditation systems are major part of NAEYC’s efforts to improve early childhood education. Our commitment to NAEYC and their accreditation criteria allow the GFECC program to provide the best learning experiences for young children and our educators by meeting national standards of quality.
The J Early Childhood Center takes the privilege of caring for your child very seriously. Our teachers provide a nurturing environment so every child feels accepted and valued. The sense of warmth and nurturing can be felt as soon as you step into our school or talk with any of our caring staff.
WE’RE HERE TO LISTEN: As a new parent, we know that it can be a struggle. Parenting can go from joyful to overwhelming within seconds. We want you to know that we’re here, and that you’re not alone. We’re bringing together parents to connect, build friendships, and provide resources for each other.
We have partnered with Unique Footprints to offer parents a powerhouse social educational (so-ed) resource for all parents to utilize and experience. They say it takes a village to raise a child so look no further because we want to be just that…your village or club, your posse, or even your parent hub.
Parenting Footprint is a new social resource network here to help every parent navigate life one moment at a time. Whether your a new parent or a seasoned one, we want to provide you with a foundation you can rely on with information and people that are REAL.
Want to amp up your parent mindset with great books and advice from experts around the globe? We are hosting a Virtual Book Club. Join us weekly for live readings, engaging discussions and reflections based on some of the most influential authors/experts of today. Let’s live our best parent life while learning and growing TOGETHER!
A social destination for NEW parents. Our J BABY programming focuses on nurturing relationships, creating friendships, strengthening the bond between parent and baby and fosters NEW parents’ growth, knowledge and wellness. ( The sleep-deprived and over-caffeinated are welcome.) Get comfy, socialize, and learn with us! Virtual and in-person options available.
LEARN WITH US: We know that these days, life is anything but normal. As we navigate through these challenging times, we are here to provide a personalized educational experience wherever you and your family are comfortable. Whether that is at home, in small groups or in the classroom – we have something for each of you.
At the Goldberg Early Childhood Center we build a love of learning and a community that lasts a lifetime. From the youngest toddlers to the oldest Pre-K students, we encourage independent thinking and decision-making that prepares our graduates to be responsible leaders when they leave our doors. If you’re looking for a collaborative partner in your family’s early childhood educational journey, come and join us in creating the future. #bestschoolfamilyever.
Welcome to OUR house! Join us for a virtual tour followed by an intimate gathering led by our GECC director, Tara Ohayon. Meet staff and current families while getting an inside look into #thebestschoolfamilyever. Come and take a glimpse into what school in the Fall will look like and learn how we are committed to building better humans by focusing on listening, learning, and acting. We look forward to seeing you!
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Not just words but ACTion: We know actions speak louder than words. We are working hard to develop opportunities for your family, create meaningful experiences for your family and continue to train our staff with new protocols as procedures develop. Inside all of the new changes, there is still the excellence of education that our families know and provides our children the best start possible.
We are committed to staying in touch with families even as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. We have created this new way of keeping everyone informed of school updates and important topics. Join us online every month with Tara and guests.
Education and learning is a life-long pursuit and at the GECC our teachers take it very seriously. In addition to attending conferences and seminars, our educators engage in weekly reflective supervision meetings and monthly staff development. It is our commitment to our teachers, students and parents to continually grow as a learning community so that we can provide the latest in research-based best practices for every child’s early childhood education.
Did you know...
- Our faculty has 780 years of experience, including 382 right here at the JCC.
- 70% of our faculty have undergraduate degrees, over 20% have their MA and we even have one PhD!
- We’ve been NAEYC accredited since 1987.
- Our administrative team worked with the JCCA to develop the Sheva Early Learning Framework now in use at over 100 JCCs.
- The GECC is one of only nine Sheva Lab Schools in North America.
- Cumulatively, our staff participates in over 3500 professional development hours a year.
- As a school, we devote over 120 hours a year to Peer-to-Peer Coaching on top of all our training and planning.
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Best Teacher Practices
We are consistently conducting training that challenges our educators to continue to grow and stay current on best practices. All our trainings are based on the latest research and align with our NAEYC certification. In the past year we’ve incorporated trainings to help teachers increase children’s intrinsic motivation in learning activities, build connections between books and centers throughout the classroom, utilize music and movement in everyday teaching, develop questions that challenge children’s thinking on different developmental levels and more.