Gallant-Schiff Infant Center

Welcome! 

Welcome to Temple Adat Elohim Gallant-Schiff Infant Center, a home away from home for children ages 6 weeks to 18 months!


Thank you so much for your interest in our school! We would like to congratulate you on reaching an exciting milestone in your child’s educational journey. We know this is an important decision this is for our families and we are thrilled you are considering our school and community as a potential fit for your family.


Our infant center operates with a rolling waitlist, typically around one year or more. Please reach out to schedule a tour and be placed on the list at least 12 months in advance of your desired start date.

How to Apply to the Infant Center

  • STEP 1: Tour our Early Childhood Center (ECC): 1 year prior for to your desired start date and be placed on the waitlist.
  • STEP 2: Apply Online *
  • STEP 3: We will email you to confirm when a space becomes available, alongwith instructions to officially enroll.

*  ECC applications are accepted online through March 1, prior to the school year you would like to start. Infant Center applications can be submitted up to 1 year in advance. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee admissions into our school. Spaces in our infant center become available when a currently enrolled student turns 18 months old and transitions to our ECC toddler class.

*  Occasionally, this timeline may be extended if a child needs more time before advancing to the next class, potentially delaying your start date. Although uncommon, should there be a delay to your start date, we will inform you as soon as possible. Until enrollment is confirmed, no spaces are guaranteed. Thank you for your understanding.


Our Mission and Philosophy

At Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center, it is our mission to offer meaningful programs grounded in Jewish values such as kindness, compassion, inclusiveness, and respect. We welcome you to join the TAE family.

Our play-based curriculum, supports children in developing a strong foundation and passion to become life long learners and compassionate friends. We aim to provide a warm, nurturing environment, focused on meeting the needs of each individual child, and are dedicated to playing a vital role in supporting them develop their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and pre-academic skills at their own pace.

Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach to learning combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics, and Judaica into developmentally appropriate curricula. We offer a wide variety of cutting edge teaching programs, specialists, books, toys, and materials to harness the natural connection between these disciplines which fosters authentic, child-driven creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking and most of all, fun!

We have an open door policy for our families to come visit or volunteer anytime, in our out of the classrooms. The involvement, encouragement, and support from our parents is invaluable.

Infant Center Details

  • Our Infant Center accomodates a maximum of 12 infants on any given day. We have created a warm, loving, intimate “home away from home” with an open door policy for parents to visit their children anytime.
  • We maintain a strong home-school connection and send updates on our infant’s feeding, diapering, and sleep details in real time throughout the day. This includes lots of photos and videos, through the Brightwheel app, giving parents/caregivers a glimpse into their child’s day and bringing a smile to their faces, ensuring they don’t miss out on any milestones. Parents/caregivers can also message your teachers via the app any time to stay connected!
  • Before each child starts, parents complete a questionnaire and meet with us in person for an “Infant Intake.” During the intake, parents discuss their child’s likes and dislikes, daily routine/schedule, and any other important information with the teachers.
  • We have new infants starting all throughout the year, as currently enrolled babies turn 18 months old and move up to the toddler classroom in the ECC, opening a new space in the infant center.
  • New infants start throughout the year, as currently enrolled babies turn 18 months old and advance to our toddler classroom, thereby opening a new space in the infant center.
  • If a space doesn’t open up in our Infant Center, we still invite you to Apply Online for our ECC Program (18 months – 6 years old). You can select the school year in which your child will turn 18 months and note the desired start date (when your child turns 18 months old), so we have you are included in the candidate pool. Please ensure this is done by March 1 of the school year you are applying for.

Early Childhood Center Programs

Schedule Options

The school year typically runs mid-to-late August through late May or early June. We also offer an optional 8-week summer session, available by the week for currently enrolled students. We offer 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day scheduling options with early and late care options. Please review the schedule details below.Please review the schedule details below. 

DAYS *:

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday through Friday

*Our Pre-K and TK classes (4 years old and up) are Monday – Friday programs.

HOURS:

  • Early Care Program, optional 7:30 – 9:00 AM
  • CORE PROGRAM ► 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM OR  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Late Care Program, optional 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Early Childhood Center Highlights

  • Programs for children 6 weeks to 6 years.
  • Flexible full or partial weekly and daily options.
  • Potty training not required (excluding Pre-K/TK).
  • Optimal low student-to-teacher ratios.
  • Daily photos, messages, and updates about your child sent through the Brightwheel app to keep parents connected. 
  • Open-door policy that allows parents to drop off their children in the class each morning, visit, or join the class. as a guest to read a story or facilitate an activity.
  • Weekly “Music & Movement” specialist.
  • After-school enrichment classes.
  • Weekly Shabbat, holiday performances, and school celebrations with dance and music, led by the clergy.
  • ECC Parent Association volunteer opportunities.
  • Community events and workshops.
  • Continued professional development trainings and classes focused on early childhood for staff.
  • First Aid and Epi Pen training for all staff.
  • Infant, Child, and Adult CPR certification for all staff.
  • Staff fingerprint clearance and background checks.
  • Keyless state-of-the-art gate security & guards.

We are licensed by the state to accept children 6 weeks to Kindergarten. We accept families of all faiths and beliefs.

Please email Lindsay Wozniak at lwozniak@adatelohim.com for more information.