ECC Programs

Half Day Preschool

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides a rich, educational environment for young children to grow and have experiences in all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual.

For more information on Early Childhood Programs or to schedule a tour of our Wilmington, DE facility, please contact Amie Baker, at 302-478-5661.

Two-Day Programs (Tuesday / Thursday)
Ages 15 months – 2 years

Three-Day Programs (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)
Ages 2 – 3 years

Five-Day Programs (Monday – Friday)
Ages 2 – Pre-K

Download a sample half day schedule

Preschool Plus

Infant / Toddler and Preschool Full Day Programs
7:15 am – 5:45 pm

Our Preschool Plus programs provide additional enrichment time each afternoon for children which includes swimming, cooking, nature class, Judaics, and gym time.

Children can also participate in our Lunch Bunch programs if age requirements are met.

Two-Day Programs (Tuesday / Thursday)
Ages 6 weeks – 3 years

Three-Day Programs (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)
Ages 6 weeks – 3 years

Five-Day Programs (Monday – Friday)
Ages 6 weeks – Pre-K

Click here to download a sample full day schedule

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch program is designed for 3, 4, & 5 year old children in the ECC.  Children enjoy a non-meat, PEANUT FREE lunch (with drink) from home and an enrichment activity with friends.  Children are escorted by staff to lunch bunch following the 12:00 noon dismissal and are waiting with staff in the ECC Amphitheater for pick up by parents at 1:45pm.  Please note pickup locations for Dance and Swim on separate flyers attached.  Contact Beth Ann Short for more information at 302-478-5661 x300.

Lunch Bunch Registration Form


Club 3-4-5

Club 345 is an enrichment program designed for 3, 4, & 5 year old children.  These enrichments range from sports, science, music, cooking, etc.  The program begins at 3:15pm and ends at 4pm.  An ECC staff member accompanies children to each enrichment daily.  For more information, contact Beth Ann Short at 302-478-5661

Club 345 Registration Form

Parent & Me Programs

Ages Birth to 36 months

Parent Connection at the J is a wonderful way to meet new families, make new friends and play with your little ones! Toddlers interact with other toddlers in a preschool setting with the help of their parents. J Members and Non-Members are welcome, so bring a friend and join the fun!

Parent Connection Playgroup

Members and non-members alike are welcome.
Fridays from 11:00 am to 11:40 am at the ECC Amphitheater. Toddlers interact with other toddlers in a preschool setting with the help of their parent while having fun with music and instruments!  After playgroup, join us at the Early Childhood Center for Kaballat Shabbat at 11:40am and make new friends with other parents and their children.

Parent and Child Classes at the J


For More Information:

For more information, please contact the ECC front desk at (302)478-5661. You may also contact Beth Ann Short at 302-478-5661.

Click here for more information about Parent Connection Music.


Camp K’Ton Ton is specially designed for children ages two through four, with both half day and full day options available. Our camp program provides the opportunity to keep your child connected to a routine while school is out of session. Camp K'Ton Ton is the place for your child to spend those fun summer days and create memories with old school friends and new camp friends!

Your child will experience daily flag raising and sing-a-longs complemented by specials like music, nature, yoga, creative arts, snack, story times, a weekly Shabbat celebration, and a variety of outdoor games and activities. Early childhood trained Aquatics Specialists teach swimming for our campers, and Stay and Play Lunch Bunch is also available for three and four year olds. Our highly qualified early childhood staff reflects our Delaware 5-star rating, and our low staff-to-camper ratio meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines.

Sunday Family Funday

Join us every Sunday starting in November 6th-April 9th in the J Gymnasium for active gym time for young kids, including free play and thoughtfully planned activities, including developmentally appropriate CATCH games, obstacle courses, and FUN! For children up to 5 years of age with adult supervision.

Sunday Family Funday Schedule

There will also be open JCADE hours for ages 6+ during the first two Sunday Family Fundays of each month.

For more information contact Bethann Short.

Birthday Parties

Host your birthday party at the J!

The J offers a variety of customizable birthday party places and options perfect for all ages. From our indoor and outdoor pool, to our picnic grove, to our famous Jcade game room, we have the space for you! Complete with a birthday party host, we can provide birthday party games, supplies, and ideas to help give you the best birthday party experience.  In addition to our available rooms, we offer birthday party rentals to enhance your birthday experience including a bounce house, obstacle course, batting cage, parachute games, and indoor rock wall.

Choose from one of the options below or customize your party:

  • Tumbling Tots: Moon Bounce, Activity Mats, and Parachute Games!
  • JCade
  • Climbing Wall & Open Gym with moon bounce
  • Two Hour Swim Party (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Sports Galore
  • And More!

"The staff did a phenomenal job, they were so engaged and hands on, and the kids from age 6 to 12 all loved it! I would definitely recommend it to others."
- Susan T., talking about her sons' birthday party at the JCade

For more information:

For more information or to book your party, contact Lish Shaver at or 302-478-5660 ext 304. Don’t forget to ask about adult birthday parties!

101 Garden of Eden Road

Wilmington, DE 19803


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