Maitland & Orlando Preschool

Orlando’s best preschool, as rated by Nickelodeon, is located in Maitland and Southwest Orlando/Dr. Phillips.  The JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center is more than just a daycare—it strives to give children a balanced program that is specifically tailored to the individual child. Your child will make life-long friendships, develop attitudes and values that will allow them to approach learning with delight and enthusiasm, and develop a healthy, positive self-concept. 

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We offer full-time options beginning at 8-week infants through Pre-K, as well as part-time school beginning at 18 months. 

The JCC Difference

When your child begins in our preschool, your entire family joins the JCC family. Both moms and dads make new friends through our fitness center and classes, sports leagues, arts programs, and family events. At the JCC, the entire family makes friends for life. 

Creating Well-Rounded Children

Every learning experience is designed to meet one or more of the child’s four areas of development; social and emotional, cognitive, physical and cultural.  As part of our standard curriculum, the JCC is pleased to offer weekly in-class specialists in music, foreign language and Jewish culture. Children also are introduced to computers, and attend weekly physical education sessions in the JCC’s gymnasium. All activities are age-appropriate and tailored to the children’s stage of development. All children receive instruction in:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • Creative Drama
  • Life Skills
  • Foreign Language

You can also choose to enroll your child in extra specialty classes, such as karate, gymnastics, art, and cooking. The JCC’s Maitland Campus is proud to house the celebrated Shayna’s Village, an interactive child-exploration facility modeled like a village, which is home to creative arts classes for young children and their parents.

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Awards & Accreditation

Orlando’s Best Preschool Award: Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Awards - 2009 and 2010

Best Childcare Center: Orlando Mom’s Guide

Best of Orlando: Preschool Category Orlando Magazine, 2014

National Accreditation: National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs

As a NAC accredited center, the JCC has been recognized as an early care and education program that exemplifies excellence in the care of young children.

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Is the JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center right for your child?

We’d be happy to show you around and meet with you to find out. Schedule a tour online.

“After visiting countless other preschools, we couldn’t help but compare them to what we had seen and heard at the JCC. And so, we made the commitment to drive 45 minutes each way to be a part of this incredible center. Looking back, it was worth every mile.  We would travel to the ends of the earth to experience the JCC once again.”  —Julie & Jeff Kaplan

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The JCC at 851 N. Maitland Ave. serves North Orlando: Maitland, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Casselberry, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Winter Springs, and College Park.

The JCC at 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. serves Dr. Phillips, Windermere, MetroWest, Winter Garden, Celebration, Lake Buena Vista, and Ocoee.

Department of Children & Families License #: C09OR0028 (Maitland location) License #: C09OR0221 (Southwest Orlando location)