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Your child's first experience can set the tone for life!
Registration is open for the 2020-2021 School year, which includes toddlers (18-36 months), nursery (3 year olds), Pre-K and Free* Statewide Universal Pre-K.

To register in our toddler and nursery programs, please click here for more information. 

The following is important information on the registration process for the Free Statewide Universal Pre-K:

1. Registration will take place at the main Chabad office, at 2174 Hewlett Ave, suite 100, Merrick, NY (office adjacent to the elevator). Please see below for dates and times that registration will be open.

2. Bring along your ID, 2 proofs of residence and your child’s birth certificate (along with copies for us to hold).  

3. Child of applicant must turn 4 by 12/1/2020 to qualify.

4. Registration will be available during the following dates and times:
Friday, 11/15/19 from 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, 11/18/19 from 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, 11/25/19 from 9:30-11:30 am

As we have limited space to accept children (only 40 slots), we urge you to come and register during these times to ensure a possible spot for your child.

We will be holding a lottery shortly after December 1st, 2019 and will inform you of the results.  If your child's name was picked, we will send you tour times to visit the school and complete your child's application if you accept the slot for your child.

If your child's name was not selected, we will notify you as well, and we will hold your child’s name on a waiting list for any available slots that open up.

If you have any further questions, please contact Gayle Benno, director of admissions at 516-833-3057 ext 110 or e-mail admissions@jewishelc.org.

*Please be aware that Universal Pre-K is a grant awarded to us from the New York State Education Department for a full day (5 hour) Universal Pre-K. Your placement in the program is contingent on the funding, laws and regulations of the NYSED. 

About Us

Nothing on earth is more precious than a smile on your child's face. A real smile. A smile that expresses positive self-worth, proud achievement and the feeling of relaxed security that results from an environment of healthy care.

From the moment of birth, a child embarks on a lifelong path of learning. We at the Jewish Early Learning Center believe that these years of education are the most crucial in your child's life. We provide a warm and safe environment that nurtures positive self-esteem and helps build the foundation for successful development and growth.

Message from the Directors
chanie marianna2.jpgWe are committed to creating a warm, friendly and happy environment where your child feels at home. On this website, you will find important information, and useful tips to maximize your child’s positive experience and personal development and growth at the Jewish Early Learning Center.
Welcome to our School family.
We’re so glad you’re here..

Sincerely yours,

Marianna Borets                                Chanie Kramer
  Program Director


Nurture a child. Raise a community.


For more information on our preschool, contact Gayle Benno, director of admissions at 516-833-3057 ext 110 or email admissions@Jewish ELC.org.