For over half a century, Community Synagogue Early Childhood Center (ECC) has welcomed families to its diverse, warm, and welcoming community.
For over half a century, Community Synagogue Early Childhood Center (ECC) has welcomed families to its diverse, warm, and welcoming community. Their developmentally appropriate, play-based program is taught by a highly trained and experienced staff that is mindful of the changing needs in early childhood education. They are proud to play an important role in providing students the skills they need to successfully enter elementary school. This includes being socially confident, emotionally resilient, and intellectually curious.
EEC seeks to understand and nurture each child as an individual. They provide opportunities to explore a multitude of materials and means of expression including papier-mâché, clay, wood, painting, drawing, dance, yoga, and music.
The school and the Parents Association continue to support and encourage the children to eat healthy foods. On Tasty Tuesdays, parents are asked to bring in a new, healthy snack for the children to try each week. What’s great is that they now have the wonderful ECC Cookbook on hand for inspiration. Goals for this year include cooking classes for children and cooking workshops for adults. “We really like the idea of offering a healthy cooking workshop just for dads,” said Director Dale Oberlander.
Community Synagogue, ECC is licensed as a fully accredited day care center. This credential grants the unique opportunity to provide a longer school day for children aged 3-5. Children may stay with until 2:15, four days a week. They offer a range of schedules combining full and half days. Hot lunches are available, as well as afternoon enrichment classes.
The program for 2-year-olds is designed to be flexible and supportive. Classes meet three, four, or five days a week. For the very, very young, ECC offers Toddler Time, in which 1-year-olds, together with their parent or caregiver, enjoy music, yoga, sensory exploration, and large motor play.
During the summer Community Synagogue offers a camp program for children who will be entering 3’s classes in the fall.
There is currently space available in all of their age groups.