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About the Director: Brooke Pertnoy

Director of the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center, Brooke Pertnoy has dedicated her career to early childhood learning. 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, collaborated with parents, teachers to develop learning opportunities. Eventually, she went on to become Operations Coordinator, and then Director.

Pertnoy is currently a part of 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. She is also a graduate of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Emergent Leadership Program.


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Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2021/2022 school year. We offer programs 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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Arts & Culture Memberships

Arts & Culture Memberships

Enjoy dozens of events both virtual and in-person, reserved seating, early access, exclusive receptions and more with our literary and film society memberships on sale now. Plus new this year, enjoy access to a variety of cultural presentations and lectures from educational leaders and speakers when you support!

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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! We offer programs for all ages and ability levels.

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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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