Early Childhood

From our renowned preschool program to our resource-packed parenting center, children and families thrive at the Bender JCC.

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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.

Fostering Inclusion

Meet Max, and learn how donors to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington are making Jewish Early Childhood Education accessible to all.If you weren't able to join us for last night's incredible #NetworkEvent, view Gil Preuss' remarks, which highlighted this inspiring story of inclusion: bit.ly/2FANjsw

Posted by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Through flexible 10 and 12-month programs, the Bender JCC Preschool challenges, enlightens, and broadens children’s horizons in a safe, supportive, Jewish setting. Apply Now!

Once your family is enrolled, stay up to date with the latest and greatest Bender JCC Preschool happenings on our blog and calendar while accessing parent forms and other important information at your fingertips.

Activities, classes, and educational workshops abound in our Parenting Center. Celebrate Jewish holidays, cultivate essential developmental skills, and create play-filled memories.

The Center is deeply grateful to the Bender Foundation for recently making a generous gift to establish the Sondra and Howard Bender Early Childhood Center.