We are proud to have the North Suburban Jewish Community Center's (NSJCC) early childhood program housed on our new Peabody campus. This partnership allows for rich intergenerational programming benefitting the social, emotional and physical well-being of both our senior residents and our children.
Our programming is being designed along with the NSJCC with multiple tracks. For more information about the NSJCC's early education programs, please visit their website.
Residents can volunteer to go into the classrooms to do various projects. Teaching arts and crafts, cooking and reading to the children are among the volunteer activities available.
Programs where children and residents can be together and enjoy activities such as music and movement activities, yoga, gardening together and having a shared holiday experience (such as Shabbat).
There are many windows to the children's activities as well as a children's play space that is easily accessible to residents to view play time from a distance. Children will periodically have parades through the building for occasions such as Hat Day or The Color Green Day. These opportunities offer the chance to watch and hear the children play, which brings great joy to our residents.
Family participation is welcome and encouraged! There are also opportunities for families to volunteer together to delight our senior population.
For more information about our intergenerational programming, please contact Ellen Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org