Our goal is to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child. We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world around them independently of their parents. In addition, we seek to ignite a love of Judaism so that each child can lay claim to his/her Jewish heritage and commit to a lifetime of learning.
Our experienced staff works with children individually and in groups fostering creative expression and self-esteem through art, music, cooking, movement, active and language. Science, literacy and math activities are an integral part of the program and are geared to the child’s growing interests, skills and abilities. All of our classes participate in an assortment of enrichment programs that are run by early childhood specialists. Each week the children participate in movement, music, signing, yoga and woodworking with the specialist.
Our program prides itself on a low teacher-student ratio which allows the teachers to work closely with the children. Our teachers and staff encourage our students to learn about themselves and the world around them through exploration and discovery. Our respective two, three and four year old curriculum is designed to foster their social, physical, intellectual, creative emotional and spiritual development. Because we are a Reggio Emilia inspired school, we also take the interest of the children to cultivate much of their curriculum. In addition, children are introduced to Judaism and Jewish values as part of our curriculum. We celebrate all the holidays and welcome Shabbat every week with the families. Additionally, we offer music, yoga and movement for all ages. The children have frequent contact with the clergy as they are an integral part of the ECC and the Community Synagogue community.
Our ECC Judaic curriculum is integrated into our everyday program, and a strong focus is placed on Jewish holidays, celebrations and customs in age- appropriate activities. Our classes join together with our clergy every Friday to welcome Shabbat, along with our rotating guest Shabbat families. The children are introduced to the importance of mitzvot, tzedakah, and all of the other core Jewish values as well as begin to learn some elementary Hebrew.