Staff & Licensing

Meet the DirectorDebra

Debra Frankel, Director –

Debra comes to us from the Larchmont Temple and the JCC of the Upper Westside. In addition to being a highly experienced ECC Director, Debra also plays the guitar and sings. She is passionate about social action and gardening. Debra has an MA in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and a BA from SUNY Purchase.


ECC Faculty

Our staff members are hired for their warmth, experience and knowledge of child development.  Teacher certifications include masters and bachelors in early childhood education. All staff are trained in CPR and Pediatric First Aid.  

Licensing and Affiliations

  • Licensed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).
  • Participating member of the Jewish Education Project (formerly the Board of Jewish Education, BJENY)
  • Project SEED (Supporting Children’s Early Emotional Development)
  • URJ-ECE (Union for Reform Judaism- Early Childhood Education)
  • The Jewish Early Childhood Association of Greater New York (JECA)

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