A Place For Families Jewish values are life values and the Bender Early Childhood Center is the place to raise your children rooted in your values. Our wide range of programs grow alongside your children, enriching their sense of self, enabling them to cultivate lifelong friendships, and equipping them for their unique journey in life. We support and empower families through our diverse and inclusive programming through our Parenting Center and our Grandparents Center, providing opportunities to connect and build community. Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs.

All Are Welcome

The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage. We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

Learn More About Our Preschool

Join our Director, Ora Cohen Rosenfeld to learn more about the newly renovated Bender JCC of Greater Washington Sondra and Howard Bender Early Childhood Center. You are invited to visit the school, hear about our curriculum, tour the classrooms and the Bender JCC.

Check Out All Our Program Options

A play-based curriculum—founded on Emergent Curriculum and inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach—enables children to become active learners and engaged classroom participants, and interest-based topic studies invite students to explore the world around them. Children are encouraged to express themselves through art and music, and Jewish values, customs, and traditions are integrated throughout the curriculum.

View Our Current Parent Handbook

2018-2019 Preschool Calendar

Preschool Open House

Call us anytime at 301.348.3839 or email us at preschool@benderjccgw.org