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Our Programs

Registration is Open for 2023-24!

Classes for children under two:

Ketanim: 15 through 18 Months
Children must be able to walk with minimal assistance.

Young Twos: 18 months to 24 months (children are born after October 1)

These classes are especially designed for our youngest children, providing a child’s introduction to a classroom setting. Toddlers are encouraged to explore materials in carefully equipped classrooms, with a high ratio of teachers to children, allowing them to thrive. Teachers plan age-appropriate activities including painting, water table play, music, cooking, and indoor/outdoor experiences, as well as Shabbat and holiday celebrations. 

Two-Year-Old Program

With an ongoing commitment to provide an enjoyable first school experience, our Two-Year-Old Program continues to encourage parent/caregiver participation. Easing the home-to-school transition allows children to relax, have fun and be open to learning. Our small classes and excellent teacher-to-child ratio help each child adapt to their new surroundings at their own pace. Children are gradually introduced to learning from someone other than a parent, while achieving a healthy measure of independence and self-reliance. With a focus on sensory learning, the Two-Year-Old Program features easel painting, water play, sand digging and PlayDoh, among the many activities. A helpful tip for parents: children in the Two-Year-Old Program typically begin by participating in the ECC Summer Camp prior to the school year.

Three-Year-Old Program

The major developmental focus of our Three-Year-Old Program is socialization. Our nurturing staff and well-equipped classrooms provide the ideal setting for exploring relationships, making friends and learning to be part of a group. In this class, children are exposed to age-appropriate experiences with art, science, music, movement, language and numbers. As children are most interested in reading about their own activities, our language program is designed to include their personal experiences. Through dictation, labeling and storytelling, children begin to make the connection between the spoken language and the printed word. Mathematical concepts become tangible as they measure pumpkins, sort buttons, sequence Legos, count the children in class and the candles on a menorah, search for shapes and set tables for snacks. Towards the end of the school year, as we observe firsthand the metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies, we reflect on the growth and change in the children.

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Pre-kindergarten classes for four- and five-year-olds focus on reading, math and language skills. Children read stories aloud, as well as sequence story events and create simple charts. Patterns are explored through measurement, problem-solving and graphing, with the introduction of hands-on learning aids such as tape measures and pattern blocks. Children learn through an emergent curriculum where their interests help direct the learning areas that we delve into through cognitive, social/emotional, fine and gross motor activities. And since this is still pre- Kindergarten, our children are encouraged to have fun while learning.

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyar 5784