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Preschool Program

(Ages 2 – 5 years)

music time

Preschool is the beginning of many years of education. Our early childhood environment is designed to create an atmosphere that enables our children ages 2 years – 5 years to grow at their own pace. We believe that children learn through discovery, experimentation, and problem solving.  Our learning activities encourage the development of self-confidence, language, and a positive self-image.

Each classroom environment consists primarily of learning centers. Each learning center will have a different learning experience relating to a specific unit, holiday or skill that the children are working on that week. Centers revolve around a variety of areas, including art, science, drama, literature, math, writing, music, and social studies. Some centers are ongoing the entire year, and others vary depending on the subject being introduced and the interests of the children.

We emphasize the role of the family and the celebration of our lives through the Jewish life cycle. Throughout the year, we have many family based activities, and we encourage parent involvement through parent education talks, classroom volunteering, Parent and Grandparent Days, and Jewish cultural and holiday celebrations.

 

 

Our Gesher (Hebrew word for bridge) Class is specially designed for five-year-olds who will be attending Kindergarten the following year. We believe that developmental readiness is crucial to future success in school. Acting as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, Gesher provides our students with an environment to focus not only on academic skills but on the “whole child”.

The preschool is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Toilet training is not required.

 

Rabbi Search

Messages from your Rabbinic Search Committee

For more information, please visit the Rabbinic Search Information page.

Caring Connections and More

I Care, We Care, TEC Cares!

For more information and to be a part of Caring Connections visit our page.

Bereavement Support Group: meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Al-Anon in the Adult Lounge every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00PM.

Refuah Shelamah Requests: Can't make it to shul for a friend or loved one in need of a prayer for healing?  Send in any name you would like read at services (Shabbat, minyan or other) and a dedicated Temple congregant will stand and read the name. Just email your request to refuah.[email protected] with the details of the individual in need of healing. It is that easy and simple!  Because No one should be without a voice. 

 

Chai Lights

Parent and Me Classes - Wednesdays, 9:15 AM -10:30 AM. Storytime, art, music, Jewish traditions, crafts, and so much more.

Be The Change - USY Tzedakah campaign - Are you ready to be the change? Suggested donation of $5.

Argentenors Concert - There were lots of rehearsals, lots of email blasts, but it all came together when we saw our very own Hazzan Pablo Duek perform with his fellow Cantors at the Argentenors Concert! If you weren't able to attend, we've got your back. 

 

Celebrate Sukkot

Order your own Lulav and Etrog

Celebrate Sukkot and buy a Lulav and Etrog. Orders due by August 27th.

        

 

 

Women of TEC Judaica Shop

Visit the Women of TEC Judaica Shop at Temple Etz Chaim! We carry a wide selection of Judaica gifts for every occasion. Visit the Women of TEC Judaica Shop web page for hours and featured items!

 

 

 

 

Infant Care Now Registering!

Infant Care Now Registering!

Now Offering Full-time Infant Care from 3 months on. 

Small caretaker - child ratio.
Full Time Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm.
Space fills up fast, plan ahead and reserve your spot! To schedule a tour please contact the pre-school office at (805) 497-6852 or email us at [email protected].

Registration Form

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