Merrick/Bellmore

225 Fox Boulevard, Merrick, NY 11566hands
Phone: 516-379-9386 | Fax: 516-379-4381

Ellen Hoffman, Vice President, Merrick/Bellmore Services, ehoffman@friedbergjcc.org
Ilene Ehrlich, Assistant Director, Merrick/Bellmore Services, iehrlich@friedbergjcc.org


Wrap Around Care available 5 days/week; 7 am–6 pm

2 Years
Tuesdays through January
Tuesdays & Thursdays until June
9:30 am–11 am | 9 am–3 pm

2, 3 or 5 days 9:30 am–12 pm | 12:30–3 pm
3 Years
Enrichment Classes
3, 4 or 5 days
3, 4 or 5 days
9 am–2 pm | 10 am–2 pm
2–3 pm
4 Years
Enrichment Classes
4 or 5 days
3, 4 or 5 days
9:30 am–2:30 pm
2:30–3:30 pm

Wrap Around Care (2 to 5 years)

7 am–6 pm

A wonderful and stimulating full-day experience for children of working parents. Professional, experienced staff will provide your child with a safe and comforting environment as they discover an exciting new world. Please see curriculum description under “Adventures for Me.”


Toddler Time (2 years in early spring)

Thursday, 9:30–11 am, through January
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30–11:30 am, until June

Begins as a Mommy & Me in October once each week on Thursday mornings, 9:30-11 am. An assistant teacher is added in December. In January the children will separate and attend two days each week, Tuesday and Thursday. An additional half-hour per day will also be added. The new schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am until June.


Adventures for Me (2 years by Nov 30)

9:30 am–12 pm, 2, 3 or 5 days
12:30–3 pm, 2, 3 or 5 days

A wonderful first-time beginning school and separation experience. Our experienced staff will gently guide your child to a place of trust and security. Another important goal of our two-year old program is language development. Children are encouraged to express themselves through language as a means of communication. Other areas of two-year old development will be strengthening fine and gross motor skills, following directions and learning appropriate social skills by interaction with both peers and adults. The program will also include holiday celebrations, music, art, Bike Room, two playgrounds, lending library plus many other activities.


Nursery (3 years by Nov 30)

9 am–2 pm
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Our three-year olds are introduced to a broad academic curriculum in our language and literature rich classrooms through play and
small group inst
ruction. Letter introduction and reproduction are introduced as numeric and non-numeric match concepts providing your child with a foundation of readiness skills. Small and gross motor development expansion of social skills, holiday celebrations, science, lending library, music, computers, enrichment classes, art, two playgrounds, Bike Room and so much more will enhance your child’s experience.


Pre-Kindergarten (4 years by Nov 30)

9:30 am–2:30 pm, 4 or 5 days

When your child is four, it’s time to embark on a yearlong learning adventure as they prepare for Kindergarten. Progressively challenging language and math study as well as science, holiday celebrations, computers, music, enrichment classes and art will round out your child’s Pre-Kindergarten experience. Phonemic development, letter recognition and math skill exploration are emphasized and will also challenge and excite the children as their capabilities continue to develop. Two playgrounds, Bike Room plus lending library will also add to your child’s experience.


Enrichment Classes (3 and 4 years)

Exciting courses to enrich and extend your child’s day

2–3 pm (3 years)
2:30–3:30 pm (4 years)


Optional Bus Transportation

Available one way or round trip bus service available.


Extended Care

Supervised setting. Available morning or afternoon. Fee per hour.


Merrick/Bellmore Children’s After School Programs

The JCC’s Sports & Enrichment Program offers children residing in Merrick School District 25 an opportunity to join active and creative classes after school. One-hour classes are held at Birch Elementary between 4–6 pm, Monday–Friday, during each of three scheduled sessions. Children opting for both hours are escorted to the second class. Courses include active sports, karate and dance; creative crafts, cooking, art, challenging chess and science.

Please contact the Merrick JCC for enrollment information at 516-379-9386.