Early Childhood


Nursery School


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

Come visit the JCC Nursery School! Although children are always welcome, you may find that it is easier to focus without them attending. Beginning on October 3, and running through May 1, 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:  December 19, December 26, February 13, and April 3.

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.

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National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!

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Finding Your Fit Foods

Creating a lifestyle, rather than a diet, will give you the flexibility to make healthy choices while still enjoying what you eat. Sometimes the hardest part about eating healthfully is simply knowing what will taste good without packing on the pounds. Check out some of the healthy recipes recommended by Metairie Wellness Director Alexis Boudreau to get started and get cooking!

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Alon Shaya Lead 2018 Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer 2018 by spreading kindness at the second annual Kindness March, held June 7 at the Uptown JCC. Famed chef Alon Shaya and his wife Emily, along with the New Creations Brass Band, led the march around the JCC’s historic building on St. Charles Avenue.

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JCC Dedicates New Expansion

It was "A Sweet Celebration in Song" on May 24 as the JCC dedicated its new $9 million dollar expansion.  Featuring a performance by Azi Schwartz, the internationally recognized cantor from the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the event brought the community together to celebrate the new addition to the Uptown JCC and recognized and honored the lead donors who made the expansion possible. 

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