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Based on a forward-thinking and constantly evolving – yet deep rooted educational philosophy – the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center focuses on welcoming children and their families into a quality educational experience based on Jewish values. Children are encouraged to develop as individuals as well as members of the Jewish community.

Spaces and environments are filled with intent; each is purposely designed to provoke wonder, curiosity, intellectual engagement and creativity with endless possibilities.

Children are given critical opportunities at a young age to develop life skills, such as focus and self-control, communication and critical thinking. Even at the earliest age, they are viewed as competent, curious, capable, natural learners who are full of potential.

Teachers and children have ongoing interaction in a space where the curriculum combines the children’s ideas, wonders and interests with the faculty’s professional knowledge of child development.

Learn more about our philosophycore elements and our faculty.


For more information, to register or to schedule a tour, call us at 561.712.5252 or email earlychildhoodpbg@JCConline.com.



Book Festival

Book Festival

The 24th Mandel JCC Book Festival is here! It's going to be an amazing season starting with our kick-off event with author, Lou Cove at The Lake Pavilion on November 14th. This year's line-up also includes Mike Reiss, the longtime writer of The Simpsons, international best-selling author Alyson Richman, award-winning author B.A Shapiro and more!

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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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