The 2022-23 school year application is now open!

Continue reading on this page to view our admissions process and key dates associated with admissions for the upcoming school year.


The perfect place for your child(ren) if…

  1. You value the importance of play and understand its impact on your child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  2. You understand the Seven Core Values on the Sheva Framework and how it relates to our early childhood education. The Sheva Framework is used by JCC programs throughout the world as a way to provide holistic education for students.
  3. You are willing to partner with faculty and staff to ensure the best educational environment for your child.
  4. You want to join the incredible JCC community and embrace the relationships you will make here.

Admissions Process & Important Dates

Step 1: Complete Application & Financial Aid Paperwork

As we get closer to enrolling for the upcoming school year, we will email all prospective parents we have on our mailing list as to when the application portal and financial aid portal open for new families. If you are not on our prospective parent mailing list and would like to be, please email us at earlylearningschool@jccdenver.org.

Step 2: Enrollment Notification

After the application period ends, we will email you to let you know if there is a space available for your child in the upcoming school year.

Step 3: Registration Due

If you are notified that space is available for your child(ren), we will ask for you to complete our online registration form. A registration link will be provided in your enrollment notification email. Formally registering your child(ren) will secure their spot for the upcoming school year.


Application opens: December 1, 2021
Financial aid deadline for current families: January 15, 2022
Application closes: February 1, 2022
Current families notified if accepted: February 1, 2022
Financial aid deadline for new families: February 1, 2022
New families notified if accepted: March 1, 2022


Below is pricing for the 2022-23 school year. Pricing is subject to change year over year.

Infant 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $1,925 1:4
Toddler 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $1,700 1:5
2s 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $1,500 1:5
Preschool 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $1,400 1:12

Extended Day

MONDAY – FRIDAY  7:30 – 8:30 am  3:30 – 4:30 pm   3:30 – 5:30 pm
Infant $300  $300  $600
Toddler  $300  $300  $600
2s  $275  $275  $550
Preschool  $275  $275  $550

Summer Session

(Price pre-session)

MONDAY – FRIDAY  8:30 am – 3:30 pm  3:30 – 4:30 pm   3:30 – 5:30 pm
Infant $2,400  $375  $750
Toddler  $2,125  $375  $750
2s  $1,875  $345  $690
Preschool  $1,750  $315  $625

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Age Group

Your child must meet the age requirement by October 1.
Infants may start as early as eight weeks. Proof of vaccinations is required.

Financial Assistance

The JCC strives to make its programs accessible to individuals and families from all backgrounds. For more information about financial assistance and for a link to the application form, please contact us at earlylearningschool@jccdnver.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

No! We’re an open and inclusive community, and we admit children and families of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Yes. The JCC strives to make its programs accessible to families from all backgrounds. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please click here to apply. There is a $45 fee to apply. Please review the key admissions dates above on this page to ensure you do not miss any deadlines to apply for financial aid.

The ELS will always keep a wait list of families, there is no additional cost to be on the waitlist. We will let families know if and when there will be a spot as soon as we have more information.

The JCC is Kosher facility. All food provided by the school has approved Kosher symbols and is vegetarian. Any food that is brought into the school to be shared with others must have the appropriate Kosher symbols. We ask that families respect our Kosher policy and do not bring shellfish or pork into our school.

All children must be fully vaccinated before they can attend the ELS. We do not make religious or personal exemptions.

For the latest policies as it pertains to COVID-19, please view our parent handbook. A link to the handbook is on this page in the side menu if you are on a desktop/laptop and at the bottom of this page if you are on a mobile device.

  • Any child that has a temperature of 100.3 or above will be sent home from school, children must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If your child does not have a fever, but is unable to participate in the activities for the day, i.e. requiring one on one attention from the staff, we will send them home.
  • If a child throws up, or have 2 more incidents of diarrhea we will send them home.
  • We require that any unknown rashes be diagnosed before your children can return to school.

No. If you do not get a spot in the application year you originally applied for, you will need to apply for the following school year.