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Our Early Childhood Education department includes a Parent & Me program as well as an inviting and warm preschool where children are engaged in rich  and creative learning opportunities, where teachers nurture every child’s confidence and sense of self, and where children receive strong and enduring Jewish values.

Our preschool program follows a developmental approach that focuses on growing children’s cognitive, social and motor skills. Teachers get to know each child, celebrating his/her successes while helping each child meet individual growth goals. While children have many opportunities for choice and autonomy, teachers provide a structure to the day that instills confidence and security within each child. Every classroom has a variety of learning centers emphasizing early literacy skills, science concepts, and role playing.  We believe that it is also important for children to understand and experience the joys, rituals, and traditions of our rich heritage.

We offer many exciting Parent & Me classes for ages 3 to 30 months.  These classes provide parents and children the opportunity to spend special time together exploring, socializing, and playing in both indoor and outdoor environments.  Our preschool has a Nursery program for ages 2 to 4 years and a Mechina/Pre-Kindergarten program for ages 4 to 5 years.  All children leave our programs ready for any public or private Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten program.

I look forward to introducing you to our wonderful early childhood staff and amazing temple community.


Claudine Douglas
Director of Early Childhood Education