Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
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We welcome Lisa Samick as our Director of Early Childhood and Family Engagement to begin July 1, 2013.
The Early Childhood Learning Center at Temple Israel addresses two needs at once. We offer the very finest early childhood education available in New York City-in a facility specifically designed for young children, with access to outdoor play terraces from each classroom. In addition our nursery school also comes with all of the services and programs of a vibrant, exciting Reform congregation.
Modeled on the Bank Street philosophy, our school provides a warm, nurturing environment emphasizing individual and small group activities. Each light, airy classroom is tailored to the size and needs of its students. All rooms open onto a common hallway in the middle, with a terrace playground on either side, each appropriate to the size and skills of the children. Our staff includes specialists in music, and movement, and our students develop a profound love of learning which continues to serve them well as they go on to the very finest on-going schools in our city.
The Early Childhood Learning Center, like Temple Israel as a whole, approaches Judaism as a tradition and heritage to be celebrated by everyone who wishes to participate. Friday mornings include a brief "Shabbat" ceremony, with the rabbi present to teach traditional blessings and songs. Holidays and festivals are acknowledged with art, music, food, and inter-generational activities in the Temple. The congregation holds special "Tot Shabbat" services to introduce our youngest members to the joys of Judaism.
Our facilities accommodate ages 2.4 through pre-kindergarten.
The Early Childhood Learning Center is a vital and integral part of the Temple family. Preference is given, whenever possible, to members of long standing, and the limited space in our school is reserved for those families who wish to become a part of Temple Israel.
The families of our congregation take great pride and joy in watching our pre-schoolers grow, and there is a very special sense of continuity and community when a "graduate" of our nursery school goes on to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or a wedding in our sanctuary.
Please call Nancy-Ellen Micco, Director, ECLC, at 212.249.5001 if you have any questions.
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year may be requested on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9am. You must speak directly with someone at 212-249-5001 in order to receive an application. Your request cannot be emailed nor left on the answering machine.
ECLC Tour Dates
2013 tour dates, tours are scheduled when you submit your application.
Dates and times to be announced.
A New Exciting 8 Week Summer Camp Program through June and July.