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About Our Early Childhood Center

ECC in central park

Each day, children are given the tools, guidance, and freedom to develop their own love of learning. Our philosophy, based on a developmental approach, fosters the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual growth of every child. Because children learn by doing, our program is focused on the power of play, through which we enhance students’ interaction with people, places, and the subject matter at hand.

Exposing children to a variety of social learning settings makes them more confident learners. That’s why on any given day, your child will participate in:

Choice Time

Students are free to choose any classroom activity. Around Thanksgiving, we have a sensory bin with corn kernels, painting with feathers, and pattern-making materials.

Tefilah

Children start learning the prayers, with new tefilot and songs added gradually throughout the year.

Morning Meeting

Children gather in a circle for a greeting, morning message, and a related activity, all of which are excellent ways to develop expressive and receptive language and listening skills.

Snack

Roof Playtime

Half Group Time

Half the children take part in Chalav U’Dvash, while the other half work with English teachers.

Lunch

Small Groups

Small groups allow for questioning and learning by using all the senses and give the teacher a good understanding of how each child learns.

Roof Playtime

Specialty Lesson

Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes each have PE twice a week, music twice a week. Nursery has library once every other week and Pre-K has library once a week; Kindergarten classes have PE twice a week, music, art, science and library once a week.

Center Time

Children learn to work together, take turns, listen to one another and make decisions.

School Hours:

Nursery

MONDAY – THURSDAY:
8:30AM – 2:30PM

FRIDAY:
8:30AM – 1:00 PM

PRE-K

MONDAY – THURSDAY:
8:30AM – 3:00PM

FRIDAY:
8:30AM – 1 :10PM

KINDERGARTEN

MONDAY – THURSDAY:
8:10AM – 3:15PM

FRIDAY:
8:10AM – 1:30PM

Student with spray bottle and shaving cream
Student putting number on sign
ECC Students Painting
ECC Students doing planet puzzle
Kindergarten activity
ECC student activity
Student holding pinecone
Students playing drums
Shofar Demo