Events Calendar


Birth to FiveBeatrice Fox Auerbach Childcare Program
Mandell JCC, West Hartford

For detailed information, registration and availability:

Infants / Toddlers / Two-Year-Olds
Pam Powell, Director,

Three-, Four-, Five-Year-Olds / Transitional Kindergarten
Rhonda Wirth, Director,

Infant/Toddler 3, 4 or 5 full days
Ages: 4 mos. - 2.9 yrs

7:30 am - 5:30 pm


3, 4 or 5 days
Ages: 2 years - 5 yrs

9 am - 12:30 pm

Birth to 5Our full-day programs are designed to give the youngest child a variety of opportunities to master the social, emotional and physical tasks of each developmental stage in a healthy, safe and caring Jewish environment that welcomes children and families of all backgrounds.

A special dimension of our full-day program in the Early Childhood Center is the opportunity to grow and participate in all Center programs. Many children who begin in our Infant/Toddler Program move on to the preschool, the summer camps and then to after-school programs. As part of the ECC, you will automatically have a family membership at the Mandell JCC.


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.


Open communication among families, teachers and administrators is essential in building trusting relationships. 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.

Licensing and Accreditation
The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center Infant/Toddler Program and Preschool is proudly licensed by the Connecticut Department of Health and 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, the BFAECC has voluntarily met professional standards and specific criteria for early childhood education programs that help families identify top-quality programs. Through NAEYC, the Mandell JCC has proven our commitment to the highest quality early childhood education.