Early Childhood Center

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Where Learning is Child’s Play!

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Temple Shaaray Tefila is committed to creating the finest early childhood experiences, enhancing self-esteem, and encouraging learning through hands-on activities and exploration while incorporating a positive Jewish identity.

Our philosophy is to provide a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment that will promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of the young child. We weave the Judaic teachings through all areas of our curriculum.

Celebrate, Learn, Play, Connect:
Temple Shaaray Tefila Values


At The Early Childhood Center at Temple Shaaray Tefila, our four core values are:

  • eccpageCelebrate: We celebrate our Judaism through holidays, weekly Shabbat experiences, mitzvot and tzedakah. 
  • Learn: We encourage a love of learning by providing a rich environment where each child is an active participant in the learning process.
  • Play: Through play, children are active participants in the learning process. 
  • Connect: Children interact with their peers, and create a community within their classrooms as well as within the Early Childhood Center.

Temple Membership Gateway Program If your oldest child is registered to attend the Early Childhood Center, your family will receive free temple membership.

 View the 2018-2019 ECC Calendar.

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