Programs for babies through Pre-Kindergarten:
  • School starting at 18 months
  • Grown-Up and Me classes starting at 3 months
  • Enrichment classes including:
    Yoga/Mindfulness, Hooray for Hebrew, STEAM, Music and Sports
  • Shabbat with our Rabbis
  • Challah Baking
  • Air purifiers in all classrooms
  • Before and After care available

​Refer a friend to the ECC, and when enrollment is completed, you will each receive a credit of $150 per family.

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The School Day

As part of the school day, our children enjoy weekly sports and music programs. We offer after school enrichment programs to enhance the daily school experience for our three and four year old classes. Children can enjoy yoga, sports, dance and interactive classes all taught by experienced individuals in their respective fields. We also offer before and after school care to meet your family’s needs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (additional cost).

Classes and Times

Toddlers (2’s) 9:30 AM-12:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 3 or 5 day program
Three Year Olds 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM- Monday- Friday
Four Year Olds (Pre-K) 9:15 AM – 2:15 PM – Monday–Friday

Our Philosophy

Our Early Childhood Center has provided outstanding, developmentally appropriate secular and Judaic education for decades in a warm, safe and nurturing atmosphere. We strive to help our children become enthusiastic learners. We encourage children to be active and creative explorers; trying out their ideas and thinking their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners. We take pride in teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all throughout their lives. We allow children to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them.

What makes our school day Jewish?

  • Children learn core Jewish values such as tikkun olam (mending the world) and tzedakah (which we collect every week), and concepts like rachmanut (compassion) and reyut (friendship).
  • We use Hebrew words and songs in context to introduce the Hebrew language to the children, i.e. traditional greetings, counting, Shabbat blessings and songs, singing “Happy Birthday” in Hebrew, referring to teachers using the title morah (teacher).
  • Children say brachot (blessings) before lunch and snack time.
  • Shabbat is celebrated every Friday in school. We sing songs, light candles and say blessings. Occasionally the children bake challah.
  • We explain what it means to do a mitzvah and practice this important Jewish value during our “Mitzvah Week” before Thanksgiving by donating food for the homeless and hungry on Long Island
  • Children in the 3’s & 4’s participate in our Hooray for Hebrew program with Sharon Solomon, Education & Engagement Director. Yeladim (children) learn the Hebrew words for numbers, colors, family members, and more. Hebrew letters and labels are present in the classrooms. Children of all ages listen to Hebrew music.
  • Children in Pre-Kindergarten welcome a new week with Cantor Barnoy leading Havdalah on Mondays.
  • We teach the traditions and rituals of each Jewish holiday, including songs, blessings, special foods, and ritual objects (i.e. the shofar, menorah/hannukiah, Seder plate).
  • The hallways and bulletins boards are decorated for each Jewish holiday with children’s artwork.
  • A presence of Israel is visible in the school. The Israeli flag is in every classroom, the children are shown maps of Israel, and classroom library contain books about Israel. Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, is a much anticipated school-wide event.

We Love our Families – Parent Testimonials


Our family joined TBS ECC this past year. It was a big transition for us as we moved out of the city, especially for our four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Becoming a part of the TBS ECC family was the first sure sign that this was the right move for us. We were welcomed with enthusiasm, kindness and warmth by teachers and staff alike. The curriculum is rich in Jewish identity, immersive learning and most importantly, it’s FUN! We drop our children off every morning knowing they are safe and cared for. While we have seen tremendous growth in both of our children over the year, what gives us comfort, more importantly, is that they come home happy and excited to return the next day.
Morgan and Edward Silvera

Temple Beth Sholom’s ECC has been our Jewish preschool of choice for the past 5 years and counting. The teachers have always been warm, engaging, caring, and I love the personalized attention given to every child. The classrooms and the ECC building are clean, bright, and I have always loved that the kids are able to see the playground directly outside their classroom windows. The new director has been doing a phenomenal job at keeping our kids safe during these extraordinarily tough times. We love the ECC and very much appreciate everything the staff has done and continue to do for our children daily. 

Karin and Yakov

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