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About the Director: Miryam Buchler

Director of the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center, Miryam Buchler has dedicated her career to early childhood learning and special needs education. She began her career at the JCC as an early childhood educator. In this role, she made sure that the needs of children with various developmental abilities were met, including collaboration with parents, therapists, teachers and facilitators to develop appropriate learning opportunities. Eventually, she went on to become Assistant Director, and then Director.

Buchler recently completed the prestigious Jewish Community Center Association of North America’s Sheva Center Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Professionals. This national leadership development institute is a three- year program that enhances the skills of exceptional early childhood staff interested in increased responsibilities and leadership roles in early care and education. The Mandel JCC is one of five programs in the country part of the JCCA’s Sheva Center Lab communities- which is a school that models excellence in early childhood education for other JCCs.

Buchler is a Palm Beach Gardens resident who is an active member of Kol Isha, the young women’s division of women’s philanthropy at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, where she currently serves as the chair of the group’s Social Action and Education sub-committee. She is married with two children Emma and Abigail, who have both attended the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center.


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Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2019/2020 school year. We offer part-time and full-time options for infants through VPK. Our learning framework, community garden, ongoing parent communication, and integration of music, physical education, and Jewish celebration are just a few of the elements that separate us from other preschools. Come tour our facility and find out why we are considered a school of excellence.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Campers enjoy favorites like late nights and sleepovers, theme days, field trips, and Shabbat celebrations. This year we have over two dozen specialty camps and incredible special events like Wacky Water Day, Lip Sync Contest, and more! We also take full advantage of our Jr. Olympic outdoor swimming pool, our indoor gymnasium, and our expansive turf athletic fields. Come see why summer 2019 is going to be our best summer yet!

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The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

We believe that every child can succeed, every child can participate and every child can make friends! There are programs for all ages and ability levels including Sunday Fundays at the J, our Special Needs Adolescent Program, vacation camps, sports classes and more!

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell

Palm Beach County's premiere afterschool program has a limited number of spots left! With supervised homework, Judaic activities, swimming, sports, cooking, art, fitness, go-karts and more, your kids will be begging to stay after school!

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