If you are looking for a place where you can inspire and shape the minds of lifelong learners while feeling supported and challenged as an educator, then apply today. We would love for you to be part of our pack!


  • Be a part of a very special community

  • Individualized Paid Professional Development

  • On-going Teacher Professional Development

  • Reimbursement for half of CDA

  • Supportive Team

  • 403b Retirement Plan Matching

  • Dental/Vision/Health Insurance

  • HRA – Health Reimbursement

  • Free JCC membership to in-house fitness center

  • Vacation and Sick time

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • Employees discounts on tuition and classes


The development of the whole child is of the utmost importance to us as we prepare our students to transition to elementary school and beyond. We begin the development process by first building and creating relationships. Our teachers’ top priority is to establish a trusting and collaborative bond with both the students and parents in their class.

Through creating a connection based on mutual respect and open communication, our teachers and parents are able to share observations and information about what is happening in the classroom and at home. This ongoing, two-way exchange creates a home-to-school partnership that achieves the best possible results for your child.


We encourage and empower our teachers’ enthusiasm for learning. 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 continuously grow as a learning community so that we can provide the latest research-based best practices for every child’s early childhood education.


Tara Ohayon
Tara has been a part of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Dallas since she was three years old. She grew up at J camps, going on to work every summer while pursuing a degree in Special Education. She taught in the public schools before returning “home” to the J full time over twenty years ago. Tara is currently the Director of Early Childhood and Camps, Supervisor of Youth/Teen Programming and member of the J Agency Management Team. Tara has been recognized as a visionary director, gifted parent educator, worker with children and master trainer of staff. She has facilitated change and growth in her staff and believes in a coaching style of leadership. Tara believes that the foundation of her work begins with relationships and knows that each of us can make a difference in the lives of others.  Tara lives in Dallas with her husband Joey and her four children who inspire her and keep her on her toes every single day.
Phone: 214-239-7157

” I am so impressed at how warm and friendly everyone has been.  I feel very supported in my efforts with supplies and ideas.”

“I appreciate the warm community that we have built at the GECC: among the staff, with the families and with the entire JCC.”

“I like that we work together as a team and if you have a question you can ask somebody and they are always willing to help and share ideas and materials with you.”

“The JCC is great at understanding every employee is also a human being where life happens sometimes and extra support is needed.”

“I love working here but I think one of the most important ones for me is that I feel valued- seen and heard. I’m asked for my opinion and ideas. I feel seen by my employers, encouraged, and supported.”

“The administration has helped me discover my own potential and provided me with the support needed to be the best I can be.  Being seen and treated as a professional gives me a real sense of respect for what I do.”

” I love that we are so focused on what is developmentally appropriate for children and what is right for each specific child to meet their needs and spark their interest.”

” I appreciate the support we get from the administration team and the freedom to follow the interests of the children in our care. This creates infectious enthusiasm for learning at the GECC.”



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