Opportunities for our kids to grow, explore, learn, and teach is growing in the hills of Irvine. Recently, the Merage Jewish Community Center (JCC) opened its doors to three new expansive, well-equipped playgrounds, five sunny state-of-the art classrooms, a preschool Library and a Parenting Center.
“The past year, we had a waiting list of over 70 kids. We are thrilled to give more families the opportunity to give the children a Jewish education and ensure the next Jewish generation,“ says Lisa Monette, Director of Merage JCC Early Childhood Learning Center. Offering programs for infants through 5-year-old, the Early Childhood Learning Center teaches 270 kids, as well as provides camps, enrichment, swimming and more.
OC’s First Dedicated Preschool Library
The JCC offers the first preschool in Orange County with a dedicated preschool library. Lisa Monette gushes that the library with over 1,000 books “ is a wonderful opportunity to continue to open new worlds to our kids.“
Why a Parenting Center?
The Parenting Center offers a variety of parent and children classes, helping parents learn about babies’ early development through discussion, music and playtime. The Center also regularly features seminars specifically for parents on the latest educational and parenting trends. Plus, they offer weekly Tot Shabbat celebrations establishing Jewish traditions and positive memories, as well as a full array of Jewish holiday celebrations all year long.
With fitness, aquatic and gym facilities as well as arts, dance, a theatre and gallery, the preschool is based in a center that supports the entire family.
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