Enrollment – FAQ
Q. Do you have room for my child?
A. As a premier preschool we have limited space in each class. Classes often fill up quickly so the sooner you follow the enrollment procedure and apply, the more likely we will have room for your child.
We do not hold spaces and do not guarantee that your child will be accepted under any circumstances before your registration is processed. In event that we do not have room for your child, we will add them to our waiting list. We will then inform you as soon as there is an opening for your child. Each year a number of children on the waiting list are accepted to the Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center both before the school year begins and once the school year has started.
Q. How much does it cost for my child to attend your school?
A. Please fill out the Information Request Form here, and we will send you a packet with detailed information about our school.
Q. What are the hours at the Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center?
A. The Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center’s regular hours are 9:00am – 3:00pm. We offer a half day program for all ages except Kindergarten. We offer extended care in the morning starting at 7:30am and in the afternoon until 5:30pm. To learn more about our scheduling options click here.
Q. Do I or my child have to be Jewish to attend the preschool?
A. The Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center is a Jewish school that accepts all children regardless of religious affiliation or background.
Q. Do we have to be members at the Chabad Jewish Community Center for our child to attend the school?
A. The Chabad Jewish Community Center – the parent organization of the Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center is open to everyone and does not have membership. You do not have to be active at the Chabad Jewish Community Center or be a part of any of its affiliates for your child to be accepted at PJECC.
Q. What denomination of Judaism does your school serve?
A. The Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center is a Jewish preschool that incorporates traditional Judaism in its curriculum. The school is open to all children regardless of religious affiliation and practice. All children and their families are made to feel comfortable in our open environment, regardless of their religious background and practice.
Q. What is curriculum do you offer for my child’s age?
A. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to help your child maximize their academic, social and early development potential. For more details about the curriculum please click here.
Q. Do you accept children who are not potty-trained?
A. We do not require that children be potty-trained before coming to the school. Our teachers would be glad to work with you and help you through your child’s potty-training while in school.