Staying home for winter break? From Dec 26 - Jan 5, kids, grades K-5, have a blast at Winter Vacation Camp featuring fun, food, friends and fabulous field trips. Pick and choose the days to attend. For details: or 216.593.6222.
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
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(216) 831-0700
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Our award-winning programs were ranked # 1 in quality two years in a row in a national survey of large JCCs!

 • We have a Five Star Ranking from the State of Ohio, the highest honor.

 • The J's Early Childhood program was voted best childcare and preschool by Macaroni Kid publication readers! 

Early Childhood Open House - Register Today!
Join us for an open house and learn about Mandel JCC’s outstanding program. We offer year-round full and half-day programs, for children ages 18 months to Pre-K. 

Open House Dates:

 • Tuesday, Dec 19, 9:30am & 6:30pm

 • Thursday, Dec 28, 9:30am & 6:30pm

 • Tuesday Jan 9, 9:30am & 6:30pm

 • Monday, Jan 22, 9:30am & 6:30pm

 • Tuesday Feb 6, 9:30am & 6:30pm

 • Wednesday Feb 21, 9:30am & 6:30pm

Click here to download our brochure 

Free and Open to the public - Registration required: Contact Kathy Newman- (216) 593-6275 or

J-Family Day
Explore Jewish holidays and themes in a fun, hands-on and meaningful way with The J's Early Childhood staff. This month: Chanukah! 

Who: Families with young children birth to Pre-K
Where: Family Place
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 • 9:30-11:30 am
Fee: FREE and open to the community
Please use The J's main entrance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must show a valid photo ID.
Questions? Contact Holly Bruell-

Limited Pre-K spots still available for the 2017-2018 academic school year. For more info, contact Kathy Newman at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1375.

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for Ages 2 & 3 
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for Pre-K

For more than 50 years the Mandel JCC has been committed to providing outstanding preschool and child care programs. Our talented team of preschool teachers create and foster a culturally and academically enriched Jewish setting that allows children to flourish and grow, each at their own pace. We offer full-day child care and half-day preschool programs for children ages 18 months to Pre-K. Click here to download the Early Childhood brochure.

Click here to see The J's NEW Family Place schedule- fun and engaging programs for children birth to Pre-K and their caregivers.

What We Believe
Early Childhood Education is more than preparing children for future success in
school. It is about honoring the process of childhood and supporting every child in
realizing his or her full potential.

Children learn best through play – they develop physically, cognitively, psychologically, emotionally, socially and linguistically. It is how they learn about themselves, other people and the world around them. Play reflects the natural rhythms of children’s concentration and curiosity. It is through play that children develop the skills of formal education including reading, math and science.

How We Behave
We view relationships as the primary vehicle through which individuals learn and
mature. Our school functions like a healthy family and our adult relationships serve as positive models for children to emulate. Our teachers never stop being students – they understand that growth and learning is as vital to them as it is to children.

Why We Succeed
Teachers create learning environments and experiences that spark children’s wonder and creativity, build children’s confidence and intellectual skills and nurture within children the disposition for life-long learning. Families are partners in the work that we do – together we are caretakers for each other and for our school community.

Have Questions? Want More Information?
To ask a question, get more information or schedule a tour please contact Early Childhood interim Director Liza Adams at or (216) 593-6262. Or, ask your question online.

The J's Preschool & Child Care center is centrally located minutes from I-271 and Chagrin Boulevard in Beachwood. It is convenient to Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid, Lyndhurst and Solon.