Today, April 24 10:30 AM - 1PM - First responders drone training exercise in Safran Park Outdoor Area. Please do not be alarmed if you see drones, officers and squad cars in the vicinity during this time. Sunday, April 29: To accommodate Play at The J, the building will CLOSE promptly at 12:30 PM & Subway will be CLOSED all Day. For more closing information click the box below labeled "Sun, April 29 Play at The J Closings"
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
Today's Hours:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10 pm
5:30 am - 10 pm
5:30 am - 8 pm
8 am - 8 pm
Preschool & Childcare
3-Year-Old Programs

Two & Three Years Olds

Our preschool programs ranked # 1 in quality two years in a row in a national survey of large JCCs!

Half Day Two-Years Olds

Half-Day Beachwood Preschool program emphasizes a two-year old's social, emotional and cognitive growth. 
Child must turn two by Sept. 30

Program Details:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings • 9:15 am to 11:45 am

Daily Preschool Schedule

The daily schedule is designed to be both consistent and predictable. Children quickly learn that their classroom is a safe and comfortable place where they belong.

  • 9:15 am Arrival/ Greet Children
  • 9:20 am Teacher guided learning (all classroom learning center are open)
  • 10 am Morning Circle
  • 10:15 am Hand washing / Snack
  • 10:30 am Specialist Activity (music, movement or Discover CATCH activities)
  • 11 am Outdoor Gross Motor Play / Indoor Gross Motor Play
  • 11:30 am Story Time
  • 11:45 am Dismissal

Click here to download the Half Day Two's schedule.

Three-Year Olds
The three-year old program supports children's social, emotional and cognitive growth.
The Mandel JCC's Half Day and Full Day programs provides year-round care for three-year olds. 
Child must turn three by Sept. 30 and have achieved "potty mastery."

Preschool Program Options for
Half Day:

  • Monday through Friday
    9 am-12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
    9 am-12:30 pm
  • A full day(s) can be added to any half day schedule
  • Click here to download the Daily Schedule

 Preschool Program Full Day:
A full-day care schedule is divided into three specific parts

  • Monday - Friday • 7:30 am - 6 pm
  • Click here to download the Daily Schedule

Enrichment Activities

  • Red Cross instructional swim program once a week for 10 consecutive weeks
  • Instructional P.E. in our newly renovated, full-sized gymnasium
  • Yoga program designed specifically for children
  • Music classes with a specialist 
  • Gardening/Science curriculum specialist