Early Childhood Center

“After my experience with TAE ECC, I owe the temple everything I can give. My little boy had the most formative experience there and I am forever grateful. Now that he is attending religious school the gratitude continues. I hope he stays in the community forever and sends his kids there one day. Such a charmed experience. He is such a solid kid who is kind and lives the values that every parent would want from their child. This comes from TAE. This is his family and that is priceless.” – Lauren P.

Welcome!

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 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. Throughout the year, we maintain a strong home:school connection by communicating with you through the Brightwheel app, updating you with events, photos, curriculum, and more. Welcome to your home away from home.

How to Apply

  • STEP 1: Tour our school the fall or winter prior to the school year you would like to start
  • STEP 2: Apply Online * Applications are accepted online through March 1, prior to the school year you would like to start.
  • STEP 3: Admissions decisions for the school year will be emailed to our applicants in late March or early April.

*Early Childhood Center applications are accepted online through March 1, prior to the school year you would like to start. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee admission to our school.


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

ECC Program Highlights

  • Programs for children 6 weeks to 6 years.
  • Flexible full or partial weekly and daily options.
  • Potty training is 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.