Early Childhood Classes

BE EC logoAll of our classes offer children the opportunity to grow and learn in a safe, stimulating Jewish environment. Daily routines, while they differ depending on the ages of the children, generally include a welcome circle each morning, free choice time, clean up, snack, story book time, and the opportunity to play in our indoor or outdoor playground. Afternoons include nap/quiet time, afternoon snack, story time, large-motor activities and more.

Schedules are designed to keep transitions to a minimum and allow children to become comfortable with the predictable routine.



For children ages 12 – 24 months by September 1 with a caring adult.

  • Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

This weekly program includes art, singing, free play and familiarization with Shabbat and Jewish holidays. Adults play alongside and share in the delightful explorations of their toddler.

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For children ages 24-36 months by September 1, with a caring adult at the start of the year.

Children can attend 3 days/week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) or 5 days/week.

Options for Kochavim

  • Early Birds: 8-9:15 a.m.
  • Class: 9:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch and Nap: 11:45 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Full Day Fun: 3-5 p.m.

This class begins with parent/caregiver and students together in the classroom, developing into a separation experience with sensitivity to the needs of each child. As children engage in classroom explorations, teachers actively facilitate and support the burgeoning social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child.

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For children 3 years old by September 1.
Tuesday through Friday, with optional addition of Monday.


For children 4 years by September 1.
Monday – Friday

Options For Madregot and G’dolim

  • Early Bird: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Class: 9:15 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch Bunch: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Full Day Fun: 1:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Madregot and G’dolim children enjoy a rich school experience, including literature, art, drama, music, math, science, social studies and Jewish learning. Teachers support social interactions, play, collaboration, relationship-building and problem solving within the class community. In addition, Lunch Bunch includes enrichment classes such as science, art, drama and movement. Parents can either provide lunch or order catered lunch. Our Early Birds and Full Day fun offer more child care options for busy parents.

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