June 17, 2021
Dear friends and families:
The JCC of Mid-Westchester and Temple Israel Center of White Plains are excited to announce a multi-year partnership for JCCMW’s acclaimed Nursery School which will create expanded capacity for this popular program in TIC’s beautiful, spacious, and fully equipped nursery school wing.
JCCMW plans to begin its operations at TIC with one classroom for each of two, three and four year children in response to surging demand for early childhood enrollment. This school will be consistent with the missions of both organizations to provide early educational opportunities that are strongly rooted in Jewish traditions and values. JCCMW’s Nursery School will continue to operate its existing classrooms at JCCMW’s building on Wilmot Road while at the same time expand into TIC’s space, which consists of eight classrooms with a separate entrance, a gym and playground, and dedicated parking.
JCCMW will continue its independent curriculum offering the same high-quality educational programming as always, under the same administration and leadership, and with Jewish values informing and framing the curriculum. Nursery School Director,
Caryn Symons, and her teachers will remain at the JCCMW building and a new site director and staff will be hired for the TIC location. JCCMW and TIC are working closely and diligently together to ensure as seamless an opening as possible and we anticipate sharing more developments in the weeks and months ahead.
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The application for the expanded nursery program at TIC is currently under review by the New York State licensing agency and given JCCMW’s outstanding track record and that the TIC space has been used recently for a nursery school, we expect it to be approved in time for a fall opening, no later than right after the Jewish holidays. Prior to the opening of the TIC nursery school site and when appropriate, we will offer interested parents a virtual tour of the space and also arrange for in-person tours that will follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the JCCMW and TIC communities as we embark on this new and mutually beneficial arrangement. Your support and encouragement will help ensure a long and prosperous partnership that will continue providing the highest caliber of education for our children, consistent with our faith, values, and community needs.
Ellen Reinheimer & Steve Abrahams Co-Presidents, JCCMW
Audrey Samers, President Temple Israel Center