The David Posnack JCC is temporarily closed. We are currently following the guidelines of the Town of Davie, Broward County and the state of Florida.
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Activities for Kids At Home


Below are resources for you to use to keep your kids busy and active at home. 

DPJCC Early Childhood Classes

Click here to request access or visit the preschool private Facebook group. 


Click here to view the Google Drive of resources provided the Early Childhood Learning Center. 


Click here to view Passover resources for the preschool seder.

Please contact your teachers or Judith, Jamie or Michal for questions. 

Maccabi Tzair

Cookie Challenge! -Video
     -Chanichim Grades 3-5 Cookie Challenge: Video
     -Madrichim Cookie Challenge: Video
SOM Things to do at home: Video
Challah Bake at Home: Video

Maccabi Tzair Facebook Page
Maccabi Tzair Instagram

Contact Perla Sananes for questions: psananes@dpjcc.org 

PJ Library Resources

PJ Library Story Hour
Tune in every day at 3:00 pm for a new story.

Familiy Activities
https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities

Free Educational Resources

Click here for a spreadsheet of free educational resources.

Click here for a list of educational websites offering free subscriptions.

Click here for a reading list for grades K-2

Click here for suggested schedules for children of different ages. 

Click here to watch full episodes of "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" from PBS Kids

Click here for the Scholastic learn at home tools for Pre-K through Grade 9.

Click here for fun, games and videos by grade from funbrain.com 

Click here for free books from the Florida Electronic Library

Click here for a variety of resources from alldigitalschool.com

SCIENCE & MATH 

Cincinnati Zoo 
-Facebook
-Website

Monterey Bay Aquarium
-Live Jelly Cam

Nasa Kids' Club
-Website

Frost Science Museum
-Frost@Home
-Learning Resources & Activities
-Miko the Turtle

Museum of Discovery & Science
-Ooey, Gooey, Chocolate Slime Video
-Other YouTube Videos

Flamingo Gardens
EXPLORE OUTDOORS WHILE STUCK INDOORS
An A to Z Guide to Learning about the Great Outdoors
For Pre-K to 2nd Grade

Bonnet House
-Virtual Tour

Dream Box
-Dream Box is an online K-8 math program that is free for the first 90 days.

Jungle Island
-Jungle Island is offering free online lessons on animals, nature and the Everglades that are geared toward children ages 5 to 12. To access the online lessons, Click Here at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Mystery Science
-Mystery Science has pulled its most popular science lessons and is offering them free of charge.

Sea World Orlando 
-Virtual Tour

Virtual Farm Tour
Enjoy three different tours for different age groups. Click here to see the tour options.

MOVEMENT, PUPPETRY, ART & YOGA

Dance Off (from PA JCC)
-Facebook Video

Cosmic Kids Yoga
-Youtube Video

Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home
-Website

Miami Marlins 
-The Miami Marlins have launched a new online tool where parents, students and teachers can get access to fun at-home activities, including coloring pages, word searches and player development tips.

GoNoodle
-GoNoodle provides active screen time in which children can warm up their bodies, as well as engage their minds.

Young At Art
At home art activities

OpenPhysEd
Physical Education for students and families

Michael's Craft Store
Need stay-at-home boredom busters for your little makers? We've got 'em! Click Here

Virtual Rides at Walt Disney World and Disneyland
Oh, you know you want to do this! Escape for a bit and take a ride on Space Mountain (and all your other favorites!). See all the rides here. 

Livestream Art Classes for Kids
Cassie Stephens is an art teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin, TN, and while her classroom is empty, she’s still bringing art lessons to kids all over by way of Instagram. Tune in Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until schools are back in session. Take art classes here.

GENERAL

Educational Games
-Website

Explore Wonders
-Website

Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes
-TheLearningStation Youtube

Circle Time with Miss Sue
-Facebook Video

Fun & Educational Activities 
-Website

Twinkl
-Teachers and parents can go to www.twinkl.com/offer and enter the code USATWINKLHELPS to gain complete access to Twinkl’s online library that includes more than 630,000 educational resources free to residents of the U.S.

EdHelper
Click here to download edHelper.com’s free daily workbook. Workbooks can be printed out for parents who want to limit computer time.

IAC at Home
(Israel American Council) Click here. 

Goodnight with Dolly Parton
-Youtube Channel

Audible by Amazon
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

OBSTACLE COURSE & SCAVENGER HUNTS

Obstacle Course Ideas
-Website

School Skills Obstacle Course (Kindergarten)

-Website

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

-Website

Explore the Outdoors Scavenger Hunt (Toddlers)

-Website

Back Yard Scavenger Hunt (ages 4-6)

-Website

Persil Wild Explorers App (free)
The FREE Persil Wild Explorers app is packed with over 100 fun activities to get the whole family outside.
Learn more here.

Broward County Library EBooks

Free for those with a library card. 
Click here to view a list options.

Aquatics Safety

WPLG Local 10 and Aquatics Director Julie Sevilla with safety tips: Video and Article

DPJCC Social Media

DPJCC Facebook

DPJCC Instagram

Email Updates

 

Preschool Emails 3/23:

Dear Preschool Parents,

First and foremost, I hope this note finds you and your families healthy. Secondly, I know there are a lot of questions and I hope that this message answers some of them. I recognize that our closure has significant implications for all of you and ask for your patience as we work thorough the challenges we are facing as a community organization. We do not take for granted that you choose to bring your children to the David Posnack JCC everyday. In a service-rich world, we know you can go anywhere, and are so inspired that you choose us as your community.

Tuition and Camp Payments:

As you know, our payments run on the 10th of every month. Our JCC operates on a budget of 10 million a year, or about $800,000 a month. The majority of our costs are covered by tuition dollars from preschool, after school, camp and membership dues. The reason we break down the yearly preschool tuition by month is to ensure that these payments are manageable for our parents and also to ensure that our staff can be compensated. It is our intention, at this time, to run the payment as planned on April 10th. For the majority of our parents, this is the final payment of the 2019-2020 school year.

Camp payments, which are normally processed on April 1, will NOT be charged at this time. The payment will be postponed for a future date. All future camp payments will be re-evaluated. We are hopeful that this summer will be better than ever and we look forward to welcoming your child/ren with big smiles and open arms!

For those who have been directly impacted during this unprecedented time (laid off or furloughed, at home with someone who is sick, in quarantine, etc.) the JCC is here for you. Please contact Eileen Neidorf for assistance.

Our Staff and Our Future:

What we know is that our staff will continue to serve you using all of our available resources, and we plan to continue to serve you after this is over and we are back together as a J family at our center.

As the CEO of this JCC, whether I know you personally or I just said hello in passing, I am committed to seeing this through. We are more than just a building and we are here for you, our youngest members, during these times. We thank you for your trust, your patience and your understanding.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC


Dear Preschool Parents,

I hope you had a nice weekend and that this email finds you and your families healthy.

This morning you received an email from me that had some incorrect information.
The previous email stated that we are going to run the April 10th preschool tuition payment, which would've been the final payment for the majority of our families. Please disregard that. Our intention at this time is to charge the final preschool tuition payment of the year on May 10th, 2020.

As we get closer, we will reevaluate this decision to determine the best course of action as circumstances provide. We will be in touch with you should anything change.

I truly appreciate your patience as we work thorough the challenges we are facing as a community organization.

Thank you for your trust and your understanding.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

After-School Email 3/19: 

Dear After-School Parents,

I am emailing you today to ensure that you are up-to-date on what's happening with After-School. Below you will find important information. Please read all the way through and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Refunds for the following three programs are being issued and checks will be mailed by the end of the month. If you paid by credit card, the charge may appear on your statement before we issue the check. If this is the case, please do not dispute the charge. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Spring Break Mini Camp
JHoops Spring Break Camp
Kids' Day Off At The J

We will not be running the charge on April 10 for payments. We will resume charges in May as long as After-School is in session.

All After-School enrichment classes have been postponed. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume classes later in the spring and are prepared to be able to offer the full session of classes. At this time, we are evaluating this day by day, but will be in touch with updates as we have them.

Check our website for details on all other programs.

We are a resilient community and we know we will get through this—together. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay healthy and ensure the health of those around you.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

Camp Kadima Email 3/19:

 

Dear Camp Parents,

I am emailing you today to ensure that you are up-to-date on what's happening with camp as the summer gets closer. Below you will find important information. Please read all the way through and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

We will not be processing the April 1 camp payment. We are postponing that payment for a future date and will be in touch with you before we do anything.

All future camp payments will be evaluated at a later date. We are hopeful that this summer will be better than ever and we look forward to welcoming your child/ren with big smiles and open arms!

At this time, we are evaluating this day by day, but will be in touch with updates as we have them.

Check our website for details on all other programs.

We are a resilient community and we know we will get through this—together. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay healthy and ensure the health of those around you.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

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