Early Childhood - JCC - Orlando

We are an award-winning, nationally accredited center for early learning.

Located in the heart of Maitland since 1973, our Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center is more than just a school, we are a community, family, and a place where families and their children thrive.

If you are interested in a high-quality program you’ve found the right place.

Message from our Director

Choosing a preschool is an important decision for the entire family. Therefore, we make getting to know our school a personal experience. Schedule a virtual tour with our Director and fill out our Get To Know You Form to begin the process.

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We are building the foundation for our children to have the greatest impact on the world.
Want to know how we do this? TOGETHER!

At the ECLC we pay close attention to your child’s growth including social, emotional, creative, and character development. We offer a variety of programs for different ages to help your child reach their full potential. We are working on creating good global citizens who provide community care in all aspects of early education.

Building A Community Of Kindness

We advocate for our students to become independent thinkers who approach life with curiosity and determination.

Learning Through Play

Using a Sheva-inspired approach based in curiosity and self-discovery, approach to early childhood education our teacher’s design an emergent, integrated curriculum based on the shared interests of the students & teachers.

Focusing On The Whole Child

As we prepare our students to transition to elementary school and beyond, we begin this development with relationships. Our teachers’ top priority is to establish a trusting and collaborative bond with both the students and parents in their class.

A Love For Learning

Our teaching philosophy that has been developed through an environment rich in Jewish values and full of glowing heart and abundant smiles.


Research shows that children learn and retain more information when it has value to the many hands-on activities.


With a dance studio, gym, heated pool, tennis courts, children’s library, Shayna’s Village, and four playgrounds. Parents, this is a one-stop-shop for all your family care needs.


Warm, loving, certified and highly trained teachers, many of whom have been a part of our team for decades.

We Are Everybody Friendly 

We welcome families from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. That is what we believe it means to be a Jewish preschool.


Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

See What People Are Saying

The ECLC is more than just childcare – it truly is a learning center. From the day your child first enters the building they are welcomed into a family of loving educators who work hard to meet your child’s needs. Every staff and teacher at the JCC loves what they do, and it is clear every day as they instill Jewish values as well as social and emotional growth into each and every child. When you send your child to the JCC ECLC you aren’t just a member of an institution, you’re a member of a community.

Jessica Levine ECLC Parent

The JCC ECLC has been our second family since 2017. It’s not easy leaving your children in the care of others but when you know they are safe, happy, and thriving it makes it easier . The teachers and staff go above and beyond for our children , we couldn’t imagine sending them anywhere else.

Samantha Sugerman Parent

When we enrolled our daughter into the ECLC, it was the first time we had put her well-being in the hands of anyone other than close family. To say that we were nervous would be the understatement of the year. When we picked her up after that first day, we were shocked that she was disappointed that she had to leave, and her enthusiasm for being there has only increased throughout the year! In that time, her social skills, speech, and positive behaviors have exploded beyond our expectations. We directly attribute this to the incredible staff at the ECLC who put forth so much effort into creating a healthy and safe learning environment for all the children put under their charge. Equally wonderful is the communication between parents and staff. We have a direct line of communication to her teachers at all times, and administrative staff give frequent updates to the goings ons at the ECLC. We feel truly blessed to have a place like the ECLC.

James Bevan ECLC Parent

The preschool is AMAZING. My Daughter literally begs to go to school. Mrs Welch is a total sweetheart. They also offer “enrichment classes”, yoga, swimming, dance, basketball. They eat three times a day, go outside to the playground everyday, have the best updated fun toys/ I’m always getting some Cool craft Holme. Mrs. Judy is an absolute angel! She makes my day everyday. The sweetest lady you will ever talk to. The registrar is also a joy to talk to and genuinely a sweetheart. I love it love it love it. This is the preschool moms dream about taking kids to. Your babies are in very good hands and you can feel safe while you work that they are having a blast!!!!

Kayla M.

If you are looking for a warm, inviting, and loving childcare center for your little one, then run, don’t walk, to tour the ECLC. The teachers and staff at the amazing ECLC have been family for nine years now and I cannot imagine a more special place to send them. When my drop my children off in the morning I know that they will learn, and have fun, and be loved.

Andrea Linderman ECLC Parent

The ECLC has been a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow. Our children have gained the tools to think more critically and embrace their emotions. We’re truly grateful for everything the teachers and support staff do to prioritize our girls. Starting a new program in the midst of a pandemic was challenging, but we’ve never felt more safe.

Lauren Zelek ECLC Parent

As an anxious new mom in her first daycare experience (during a pandemic!), the JCC has been such a blessing to our family. From initial discussions, to getting us prepared, to a seamless first week and so far over 8 months of fun, love, learning and safe care for our little one, we are so pleased with everyone at the J! Our little man loves going in every day and we hope to be there for many more years!

Michelle Segal Parent

All four of our children started in the infant room at the JCC. And we consider each and every one of their teachers to be our co-parent. Our kids have learned about respect, patience and compassion through the examples of their wonderful educators. We are eternally grateful for the love you have given and the confidence you have bestowed on our children.

Kiki Johnson Parent

My wife and I interviewed multiple centers across the Winter Park / Orlando area-they varied in affiliation and curriculums; and we knew the JCC was the place for our child as soon as we took our initial tour. There is a sense of family, community, and safety that allowed us to rest easy knowing that our lil’ guy was in great hands of caring educators with tremendous tenure; so much so that we registered our next child without a second thought. The JCC provides an environment that allows for growth, development, and fun! We couldn’t be happier.

Josh Mustachi Parent

The ECLC has not only provided a wonderful environment for my son to learn and grow. It’s also where he’s met his lifelong friends and where we as new parents have met our best friends

Chelsea Aaron Parent

The ECLC is an interactive learning environment, Judaically and secularly, where the classroom is organized around the children being actively engaged. The children are immerse into a community that has been around for several generations, which inculcate Jewish values and traditions, opportunities to be creative, strengthening their identities, and surrounded by teachers that love/care for every student. The ECLC in Orlando is home for our children to grow and create foundational values; as well as, a place that unites families, teaches Tikun Olam (healing the world) with a concept of treating everyone equally, and bringing joy to our community.

Isaac Greenberg ECLC Parent

We love the JCC ECLC! The teachers and staff made us feel welcome and safe from the very beginning when we toured the campus and continue to do so. The curriculum encourages and challenges the children. There are flexible hours so you can choose what fits your family’s schedule. Extracurricular activities offered on campus make it so convenient for you and your child. We feel so lucky to be a part of the ECLC family!

Christine Clarke ECLC Parent