The J’s Early Childhood Education program is one of the few programs in Tucson welcoming children as young as six weeks. We reference the Arizona Infant and Toddler Guidelines, recognizing that young children need enriching experiences. Measurable expectations of what children show, know and do in different domains of learning, support our teachers to provide the best infant/toddler care and education.
All infants and toddlers participate in developmentally appropriate health and fitness through our discover CATCH program. Children learn to reach their full physical potential and eat healthy foods with our certified fitness instructor. Other enriching programs include our Jewish Culture through Music. Infants and toddlers participate in singing, dancing, and stories about the Jewish culture.
Infant Care & Education
Infants and their families find a “home away from home” in one of our three infant rooms with dedicated staff. Not only does the staff provide nurturing and meet the needs of your child, our staff is well-aware of the amazing learning that is happening as their young brain develops. Relationships are the key to healthy children and our teachers spend a great deal of time building a healthy, nurturing relationship with each infant and his/her family. Teachers use moments of care and play to share language, encourage self-regulating behaviors and build new skills.
Toddler Care & Education
Children between 12 and 24 months join our Toddler program and enjoy increased activities and independence. Our four Toddler classrooms have a schedule that helps children anticipate activities and draw comfort from routine. In addition, they are treated to increased participation in the greater ECE with a more focused program of specialists – music, cooking and fitness. During the summer our older toddlers enjoy beginning swimming lessons to gain comfort with the water.
For more information or to schedule a tour of our ECE Infant/Toddler program, please contact Joline Riddle at 520-615-5437. Please feel free to fill out our contact form so that we can get in touch with you – click here!