Programs at RECC    



The goal of the RECC is to provide children ages six weeks to five years with a warm, loving atmosphere that will promote their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Through our sensitive and caring staff, our children experience a stimulating foundation for the future.

Regular hours are 8:45 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Extended hours are 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Part-time and Full-time spaces are available. The children are taught a traditional early childhood curriculum by experienced teachers in our beautiful facility at Temple Adath Yeshurun.


Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Care

Infant Care: 6 weeks - 18 months

We offer infant care starting at six weeks old, up to 18 months. We have the NYS required child to teacher 4:1 ratio. Our loving, nurturing staff takes the time to rock, sing, read, and play while also meeting the needs of each child. We build communication skills with our infants by incorporating basic American Sign Language to everyday conversation.
The rooms have age appropriate toys and equipment to stimulate the children as they grow and develop. Teachers take time to work with parents to find a suitable schedule for your child for both home and school.



Toddler Care: 18 months - 36 months

Our Toddler program serves children 18 months to 36 months. It focuses on independence, communication, and curiosity. Children are encouraged to try new things, attempt to do things for themselves, and to understand what their body needs. Once your child is showing interest and signs of readiness, we work together with you to potty train. We build communication skills by continuing basic American Sign Language, using descriptive vocabulary in conversations and songs, and coaching children through conflict resolution. Each classroom has interest areas in addition to a variety of daily activities to nurture each child’s natural curiosity. Experiences with music, movement, blocks, art, and sensory materials are specifically focused at the toddler level.


Preschool Care: 3 years - 5 years

Our Preschool program serves children ages 3 to 5 years old. It focuses on problem solving and inquiry, while continuing to build communication skills and independence. When problems arise, children are guided and encouraged to brainstorm ideas and find solutions. Curriculum themes are based on questions and interests of the children and incorporate early literacy, math concepts, and basic science principles. Children are encouraged to master independence and self-help skills at mealtimes, toileting, and personal care. Communication skills are strengthened by mediating conflict, as well as opportunities for public speaking and sharing ideas. Our curriculum and preschool experiences help your child to be prepared and succeed in Kindergarten.


Before and After School Care

The RECC Before and After School Programs are designed to meet the needs of children in Kindergarten through 12 years old in the Jamesville-DeWitt and Syracuse City School Districts. Our Before School Program begins at 6:30 am and runs until bus pick-up time. The After School Program begins with bus drop-off and runs until 5:30 pm. Children receive a nutritious snack and participate in a variety of activities including physical activity, art, computer activities, games, or homework assistance. Parents arrange for free transportation to and from the RECC through their own school district.
In the event that public schools are closed, we are open. During school breaks, holidays, snow days, or even unexpected early closings, you have a safe place to bring your child.