Early Childhood Care and Education

Creating a better future, one child at a time.

Attention FEC Parents & Guardians

Below is the link for signing up to receive emails, text messages and phone call from the FEC.

Sign up is required for registration.

You will be able to receive

  • Classroom and FEC newsletters
  • Announcements of upcoming events
  • News of school closures

If there is an emergency and we need to reach all families immediately, we can call or text you in a timely fashion.

So please click on the link below and subscribe immediately. It is simple, fast, will not get shared with anyone else.

Thanks for your cooperation,
Sherri Davidman, M.Ed.
Director of the Family Enrichment Center

FEC Sign Up

Welcome to the David and Martha Cooper Family Enrichment Center (FEC), the early childhood center at the Albuquerque JCC. Browse our pages to get an introduction to our unique program.

You will love our low child:teacher ratios, playgrounds with covered patios adjacent to each classroom, continuity of care for infants and toddlers, summer swim lessons, year-round calendar and high standards. We provide full time and part week schedules, as well as a mornings only option. Please call to schedule a visit and see the classrooms in action.

The 6,000+ square foot facility holds five classrooms, a full kitchen, and a multi-purpose play room. Outside, there is a padded rubber composite playground with both sand and water play areas and separate playgrounds for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers.

For more information and enrollment call Sherri Davidman at 505-348-4491.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Family Enrichment Center closes at 5:30 pm on Fridays for Shabbat.

Infant/Toddler Program (8 weeks – 3 years 0ld)

For children aged 8 weeks through 3 years old. Monday through Friday, full day and half day schedules.

Preschool Program (3 years – 5 years old)

For children aged 3 years through 5 years. Monday through Friday, full day and half day schedules.

The Family Enrichment Center closes at 5:30 pm on Fridays for Shabbat.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is that children thrive in the context of secure relationships and by using play to learn about the world. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in our understanding of what constitutes quality early education and care. The JCC Family Enrichment Center uses valid scientific studies to inform our practices and relies on widely accepted standards of quality such as those detailed in the publications of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Zero to Three, the ERIC Clearing House and the Frank Porter Graham Institute.

We honor families as a child’s primary teachers and welcome family members’ visits anytime. We strive to hire and retain teachers who are dedicated to early childhood as a profession so that children and families can have stable and supportive relationships, including continuity of care for infants and toddlers.

Jewish studies are introduced using the Jewish holidays, including Shabbat celebrations, and by incorporating Jewish themes and values throughout the year. Other cultural studies are included with an emphasis on teaching tolerance and mutual respect.

The JCC Family Enrichment Center is a program that:

  • Recognizes and supports families as the child’s primary teachers;
  • Emphasizes the importance of relationships as key to the child’s development;
  • Works to provide children with the strong emotional foundation necessary for later academic success;
  • Respects the individuality of each child;
  • Develops each child’s capacity for curiosity, self-control and self-confidence, empathy, and the desire to learn and communicate;
  • Provides opportunities for family involvement;
  • Uses a play-based, child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach to learning.

At the JCC David and Martha Cooper Family Enrichment Center we are committed to creating a positive experience for the young children and families we serve. We are proud of our center and encourage you to stop by and visit.

For more information and enrollment call Sherri Davidman at (505) 348-4491.