Temple Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Education Program

We create an environment that encompasses the importance of Judaism, family, community, and the individual needs of each child. We respect children for who they are now, as well as for their potential. In our warm and nurturing environment, children learn through active play and exploration. Our Jewish values and traditions are the foundation of our program and we welcome all early childhood families into our Temple community.

Class Options

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From infants to kindergarten, we have something for everyone! 

Education

We believe that children are competent and capable learners and that they learn best through active play and exploration. We strive to meet the needs of the individual child through developmentally appropriate practices. Our curriculum incorporates components from a variety of early childhood approaches.

Friendship

We strive to set up environments for your children to allow them to make lasting friendships.  

Judaism

Temple Emanu-El’s ECE program provides your little ones with a Jewish environment that celebrates our values & traditions.

Temple Emanu-El's Early Childhood Education Program We strive for excellence

Nationally Accredited

We have been accredited by the National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) since 2000. We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards.

Innovative and caring early childhood program

We strive to meet the needs of the individual child through developmentally appropriate practices. Our curriculum incorporates components from a variety of early childhood approaches.

Exploration and Discovery

Children have a strong disposition to explore and discover. Our curriculum builds on this natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate and reflect. The ideas for our thematic classroom units emerge from the children’s play and through their interests..

  • As a former teacher and parent, I've been blown away by the calibur of teachers at TEE's ECE.

    As a former teacher and parent, I've been blown away by the calibur of teachers at TEE's ECE. The staff strives to spark a love of learning in the early years that will stay with the children as they grow. They are warm, nurturing, and dedicated. The teachers create classroom environments that honor every child where s/he is, are full of developmentally appropriate learning activities, and quite simply, are fun! As a parent, it is reassuring to know you have chosen a school where the teachers are top-level in their field, but more importantly, they truly care about your child.

    - Jennifer

  • I am beyond grateful for our experience at Temple Emanu-El ECE.

    I am beyond grateful for our experience at Temple Emanu-El ECE. Our family has been embraced, nurtured, and supported by the staff and teachers. Everyone has gone above and beyond in helping our children socially, emotionally and academically. The director/teachers are always available and respond quickly to emails and phone calls. I have developed a special bond with the majority of teachers including the hard-working, always-smiling, most-organized school secretary Diane.  One would hope that anyone spending time with your child cares about them a fraction that the parents do, and at Temple Emanu-El ECE they do. I cannot imagine having gone anywhere else. 

     –Candace

     
  • I have had the pleasure of working with the staff at Temple Emanu-El for a number of years.

    I have had the pleasure of working with the staff at Temple Emanu-El for a number of years. As an educator who oversees instructional programming for young learners with special needs, goals sometimes include working to support and transition students into general education settings. Temple Emanu-El provides a warm and nurturing environment for all learners and a unique willingness to collaborate and support inclusionary services for students with special needs. The expertise of classroom staff, combined with a true desire to learn and make a difference for each child, make Temple Emanu El an ideal placement for all types of learners.

    - Carrie Kahana, MA, BCBA

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