Early Childhood


Nursery School


See for yourself what makes the JCC Nursery School so special...

We hope you will join us for our NURSERY SCHOOL & PRE-K OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM. RSVP for the Open House.

Come visit the JCC Nursery School! As you tour the facility, see our teachers in action and watch our curriculum come to life, you'll understand all of the things that set our nursery school apart and make it so very special! Beginning on October 11 and running through May 2, weekly tours will be given on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM. Reservations are not necessary. When planning your visit, please note that tours will not be available on the following dates due to holiday closures: November 8, December 20, December 27, February 28,  and April 11.

Our Community Embraces Children

Our community embraces children through education, sports and family activities. Located in the Uptown JCC, the JCC Nursery school has acted as a pillar of early childhood education in New Orleans for over half-a-century. Outside of the Nursery school, pre-school age children can participate in Early Childhood Enrichment classes, sports programs, family activities, summer camps and more.

Sign up on the Interest List to indicate your interest in registering for the JCC Nursery School and receiving information and updates about our program and curriculum.

Classes at the JCC Nursery

Finding the right class for your child poses dilemmas for every parent. Do you want your toddler to be the oldest in his or her class? What does it mean to be the youngest among a group of Pre-K students? Do boys and girls face different hurdles? Should a child attend school five days a week? No test can answer those questions. But the experienced, professional teachers of the JCC Nursery School can help smooth the path for children of different abilities and temperaments.

The JCC keeps teacher-student ratios small, matching those of accredited schools nationwide. With tailored classroom activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of individual children, the JCC offers a range of attendance options based on age, with three, and five-day-a-week programs, as well as a half day option.  Before and after care are also available.

Our program features:

  • Jewish Culture
  • Social Interaction
  • Ethical Teaching
  • Creative Arts and Cooking
  • Language Development
  • Science
  • Story & Circle Time
  • Reading & Math Readiness
  • Music Education
  • Shabbat & Holiday Celebrations
  • Physical Education and Swimming in our fully equipped gymnasium and pool

For more information about the JCC Nursery School or to contact the Nursery School Director, Adrienne Shulman, at 897.0143 or adrienne@nojcc.org.