Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center

335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

For detailed information, registration and availability:
Pam Powell, Early Childhood Center Director, 860-231-6345, 


The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center (ECC) is the Mandell JCC’s NAEYC Accredited early childhood center. Our program gives children a variety of opportunities to master social, emotional and physical tasks of each developmental stage in a healthy, safe and caring environment that welcomes children and families of all backgrounds. 

Our Junior Kindergarten program (Transitional Kindergarten) has a low teacher-to-children ratio and a program carefully designed for social and academic growth, providing ongoing opportunities for your child to thrive and prepare them for Kindergarten.


*Flexible schedules are available in many age groups.*


Infant/Toddler Full-Day Program


Our Infant/Toddler day care program is part of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center. This full-day program is designed to give young children a variety of opportunities to explore the world around them. Individualized care and learning is provided throughout each developmental stage within a healthy, safe and caring environment.

A special dimension of our full-day program is the opportunity for children to participate in all JCC programs. After starting in the Infant/Toddler day care, your child can move on to the preschool, the summer camps and then to after-school programs.

3, 4 or 5 full days | Ages: 4 months-2.9 years | 7:30am-5:30pm


Transitional Kindergarten


The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center offers Transitional Kindergarten (TK), an innovative program developed by experts in early childhood education.

The morning program is ideal for children who are "young" fives or children who might benefit from another year to develop socially, emotionally, physically and/or academically before moving on to any public or private kindergarten program.

Children enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten will strive toward similar goals as those of a kindergarten program, but will work at a modified pace in a classroom with a low child-to-teacher ratio for extra care and attention.



Our teachers are qualified professionals who have the interests of your child and family at heart. Staff is certified in First Aid and CPR and participates in ongoing professional development and training. Our high child-to-teacher ratio ensures that each child receives optimum attention.

Licensing and Accreditation

The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center Infant/Toddler Program and Preschool are licensed through the Office of Early Childhood from the State of Connecticut and from the Connecticut Department of Health. We are proudly accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of young children. By receiving accreditation, our preschool has voluntarily met strict professional standards and specific criteria for early childhood education programs that help families identify top quality programs. Through NAEYC, the Mandell JCC has proven a commitment to the highest quality early childhood education. The school has an open door policy. Parents are encouraged to become involved in the program by participating on various committees, attending family social events and educational opportunities. We encourage a close connection between home and school.


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