JCC MidWestchester

Children & Teens

JCC MIDWestcher
Nursery School

-Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
NEW! White Plains, (Temple Israel Center) Now Registering for the 2022-2023 School Year! 10% Off For Founding Families – use Discout Code FoundingFamilies2022 when you check out! 

Play with a Purpose

During their Nursery School years, children are open to the world and to learning the basics of language, physical skills and social interactions. At the JCC Nursery School, our trained, caring staff help your child achieve healthy physical, social and cognitive growth; encourage self-awareness, understanding and confidence; and help youngsters develop a sense of security with adults and peers in a safe, nurturing environment.

pool party

Our Nursery School offers morning and full day options for 2s, 3s and 4s.  We follow the Get Set for School® curriculum, which is part of Learning without Tears™.  Our students LOVE it!!  We get our students singing, dancing, coloring, building and exploring as they develop age-appropriate knowledge that sets them up for success in Kindergarten.

Our Nursery School students enjoy learning to swim in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, and climbing in our new Nursery School playground. Nursery School families participate in a variety of events, such as the annual Pajama Party, Nursery School Art Show, Holiday Parties and School Visit Day, and are invited to share a Friday Shabbat with their child’s class.

Meet the Director, Caryn Symons

In addition to 12 years as a teacher of all ages in the Nursery School, Caryn was a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for four years prior to becoming Summer Camps Director in 2010 and Nursery School Director in 2015. She brings a love of children and her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s nursery school experience. Caryn received her Masters Degree in Education from Queens College and was an award winning High School Guidance Counselor before raising her two sons, who are both alumni of the JCC Nursery School and Camp.

Caryn Symons, MSEd​

(914) 725-7300 x804


White Plains Site Director, Debbie Cohen-Bahl

Debbie brings to the JCCMW a strong background in and deep passion for early and special education. She formerly worked as a preschool teacher at the Community Synagogue of Rye. She’s also served as a Program Coordinator at Camp Canadensis in Pennsylvania and taught at The Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, private school in Manhattan for children with special needs. In addition, she’s worked as a Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Debbie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Science in Special Education from Hunter College. 
A strong proponent of learning through play, Debbie advocates for hands on, messy, sensory-based fun, and educational philosophies that meet the needs of different types of learners. She is thrilled to be part of the founding team at the JCCMW Nursery School at White Plains.

Debbie Cohen Bahl MS

914-725-7300 EXT 905