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Apply for Toddler/Nursery/Pre-K

  • We are pleased that you are considering the Jewish Early Learning Center to meet the early childhood education needs for your child. Choosing a school that supports Jewish values and teachings is one of the most significant decisions your family will ever make. We are confident that you will be pleased with the quality and dedication of our staff, the curriculum, and our outstanding facilities.

    Please read on below for more on the admissions process.

     Admissions Process:
    • Optional Tour of Facility – please contact Gayle Benno to arrange a tour at [email protected] or 516-833-3057 ext 110.
    • Application for Admission – Complete and submit the application below along with a non-refundable $85 application fee.
    • Screening – A screening may be scheduled once an application is received. If screening is requested, your child will be allotted some play time at the center during which he/she will be observed by the director.
    • Admission Process – The JELC Staff will meet to carefully review the application (and screening if applicable) to determine if the Jewish ELC feels it can effectively meet the needs of your child. An email will be sent to you with the enrollment decision. If your child is accepted, an enrollment agreement will be included with payment plan options. A 1 month deposit is required to hold a spot.
    • Enrollment – Upon receipt of enrollment agreement, an informative e-mail will be sent to you with all necessary forms, information and paperwork.

    Take Advantage of Our Special Promotions and Discounts:
    1) Refer another family and receive a 5% discount off your tuition
    2) Siblings receive a 5% discount off tuition
    Scholarship Fund: Adjusted fees based on financial need are available by completing a separate scholarship application and receiving approval from the scholarship committee. 
    Please note: Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. Please contact us for details.
    If you are interested in any of our programs, please fill out the form below and our admissions director, Gayle Benno, will contact you.

    All forms/information should be mailed or e-mailed to:
    Jewish Early Learning Center
    c/o ChabadCenter for Jewish Life
    2174 Hewlett Ave, suite 100 
    Merrick, NY11566


    Playgroup, day care, etc.




  • $85.00
    Credit Card
    Please mail checks to:
    Jewish Early Learning Center
    c/o ChabadCenter for Jewish Life
    2174 Hewlett Ave, suite 100
    Merrick, NY11566
    Billing Address
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