Preschool / The Early Childhood Program

For Ages 1-5

Two Convenient Tarrytown Locations!

Ann Zarider, MEd, Director, South Broadway
Kathy Meladossi, BA, Site Director, Leroy Avenue
Ronnie Brockman, BA, Assistant Director


At the JCC Early Childhood Program:

We believe that early experiences last a lifetime.

Our Early Childhood Programs create an atmosphere for learning that is developmentally interactive, inclusive, warm, nurturing, respectful and responsive to the needs of each individual child and his or her family.

Hands-on exploration, experimentation, and creative expression are at the core of our play-based program.

We follow the best practices of the National Association of the Education of Young Children and adhere to the guiding principles of the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for  the Common Core. The children celebrate Jewish holidays. The Jewish and human values they learn will impact them throughout life.

We seek to create a partnership with you.

We encourage diversity and welcome all families to our inclusive community. Early drop off   and extended hours are available. We invite you to meet our engaging teachers, tour our clean, well-equipped, child-centered programs, and look forward to welcoming you to our community.


About Our Staff

The directors of our programs hold degrees in education and early childhood and have a combined experience of almost 70 years in the field. We are members of the Jewish Early Childhood Association of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York. The Early Childhood Program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


Contact Director Ann Zarider at (914) 366-7898


 Director  Kathy Meladossi at (914) 631-1607