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Every Day at the Katz JCC is a Great Day – Especially, #GivingTuesday

By Brian M. Adler, JCC Development Director & Assistant Director I have been fortunate to have been a part of the Katz JCC staff for 21 years now.  I began in the old JCC as the Children’s Program Coordinator and am proud to now serve as an Assistant Director at…

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Baby and Toddler Expo 2017

By Samantha Isdaner Richman, Katz JCC Baby & Toddler Expo Chair On Sunday, October 15, the JCC will be hosting its 3rd annual Baby and Toddler Expo from 10am-1pm. The event brings over 1,500 moms, dads, kids, grandparents and caregivers from South Jersey and the Philadelphia region to our one-day…

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Back-to-School Transition Tips

by Joan Yesner, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher Just as you’ve finally gotten used to hot summer days, you walk into any store and are bombarded with back-to-school sales. A flood of memories from your childhood smack you in the face. Some good – perhaps some not so…

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Full STEAM Ahead

By Michelle Carrera-Foster & Cheyenne Smith, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Teachers It has been an exciting learning experience this past year in the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center!  We have enhanced our curriculum by infusing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) through our partnership with Cherry Hill’s Destination…

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

By Joan Yesner, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Pre-K Head Teacher, Butterfly Class It’s that time of year when many parents of Pre-K students ask, “is my child ready to start Kindergarten in September?” Surprisingly, there is no simple answer.  In the past, as long as your child was 5…

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New School Year Begins

By: Donna Snyder, Director of Early Childhood & Family Engagement As we began the school year, it was evident that changes had been made over the summer.  The walls through the Early Childhood Education Center (ECE) were all freshly painted; all the same color. The window blinds had all been…

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