We Inspire Jewish Journeys
Everyday experiences are infused by Jewish traditions and values. We encourage an exploration of the cultural, spiritual and ethical aspects of Judaism through holiday celebrations, teaching and performing gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and demonstrating respect for the world around us.
Together with the JCC Director of Jewish Life and Learning, our teachers are able to explore fundamental Jewish concepts and values and work collaboratively to develop learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate in the classrooms.
Through experiences including cooking, singing, art, literacy and more, children in all age groups are able to take a Jewish journey through the rich traditions of Judaism. Friday mornings bring a special celebration of the Sabbath with school–wide group singing, concerts, where parents are encouraged to attend.
The Power of the Learning Environment
The physical environment is viewed as an integral partner in the learning experience. We provide classroom environments that are authentic and natural in appearance and engaging and stimulating in feel.
Our classroom design and play–based curriculum encourage children to make choices and to work independently and in small groups.
Developmental areas such as literacy and creative arts,math, problem solving and dramatic play are experienced through an environment which offers open-ended materials and equipment, allowing children the chance to use their imagination and creativity to foster their development.
We view parents as an integral partner in the child’s learning experience. Teachers work with parents to learn about children’s specific needs, as well as share information about the classroom experiences.
Positive relationships with parents are fundamental in the work that we do at the ECC. The Parent Teacher Leadership Committee counts on parent involvement to enhance various aspects of our community through fundraising, special events and parent education.