The Leo Baeck Temple Leonard I. Beerman Early Childhood Center emphasizes the social, emotional, creative, and Judaic development of each child. We offer children and their families an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, and a quality education. Experience our beautiful hillside campus, developmental curriculum, and nurturing community.
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR! There are still available spots in our Early Childhood Center and we welcome children two-years of age and up. Questions? Contact ECC Director Brianne Naiman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.476.2274. We're happy to show you around our wonderful campus!
WE ALSO WELCOME YOUR INTEREST IN OUR FALL "SEEDLING" INFANT-TODDLER CLASSES! Contact Brianne Naiman at email@example.com or 310.476.2274 for more information.
Our school is licensed for 45 children with a staff/child ratio of better than one to eight ensuring that each child receives maximum attention. With an awareness of current research on early cognitive development, our teachers capitalize on the children’s interest in the world. They encourage fundamental skills that prepare children for further academics.
Language, music, imaginary play, fine and large motor experiences, pre-reading, and pre-math are all part of the curriculum as is dress-up, story time, and exploring the environment.
On our shaded outdoor yard, children run, climb, ride bikes, and build, as well as create their own games.
Our curriculum values process rather than product. Children choose from a multitude of art materials to express themselves freely and music sessions are enhanced with a keyboard, rhythm instruments, and creative body movement activities.
We introduce our Jewish heritage with music, art, food, stories, and dramatic play. On Mondays, we welcome the new week with a child-friendly Havdalah service and every Friday we visit the temple’s sanctuary with family and friends to celebrate Shabbat. Both Jewish and American holidays are enthusiastically observed, with our Chanukah activity day, Thanksgiving feast and Passover Model Seder being some of the major highlights of the school year.
“Setting Limits and Sticking to Them” – Workshop with Melanie Soloway
Friday, November 22nd, 10:45am-12:15pm
Join Melanie Soloway to learn how to implement tools that make sticking to limits easy! You will learn why limits are critical for your child's emotional well being, how your child's age determines which method to use, how doing so teaches trust, and much more! Melanie Soloway is the Founder and Director of Raising Enlightened Children. She believes that learning positive parenting tools, and how to apply them, creates loving relationships for life. This workshop takes place in the Leo Baeck Temple ECC and parents with children of all ages are welcome!