The Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides unique opportunities for emotional, social, creative, physical and cognitive development of each child within a Jewish environment. A warm, loving atmosphere permeates the center. We embrace the entire family as the children embark on their first educational journey from 12 months through Pre-Kindergarten.
Trained professionals celebrate the uniqueness of each child and facilitate opportunities for learning through hands-on activities. We provide each child with a safe and nurturing environment that will meet the developmental stages of each child through a wide variety of activities that will facilitate the construction of knowledge.
Our program offers a language and print-rich environment for emergent literacy skills. Children learn problem solving skills as they are presented with challenging situations. They learn independence through the exploration of quality materials. In a positive, age appropriate Judaic setting, our Judaic program is seamlessly integrated into all themes, with an emphasis on Jewish values and the celebration of holidays.
This program provides an initial group social experience for children ages 12 months to 2 years. Emphasis is placed on the development and expansion of social and motor skills and language development through creative arts activities, music, dancing, outdoor play, sensory activities, cooking, Judaic programs and more. Read more about the Playgroup Curriculum.
Two Year Olds
This program includes hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities and lessons, offered through both a thematic and emergent curriculum approach. Additional activities include rhyming, counting and color games, music, dancing, outdoor play, science explorations, cooking, and creating keepsakes based on Jewish traditions and holiday celebrations. Read more about the Two Year Old Curriculum.
Three Year Olds
This program includes both a thematic and emergent curriculum approach, and is developmentally appropriate to meet the individual needs of each child. Children acquire hands-on experiences in early literacy, creative arts, music, science, cooking, and learning Hebrew blessings and songs. Read more about the Three Year Old Curriculum.
This program nurtures the children’s love for learning, social skills and their interest in exploring the world around them. Developmentally appropriate activities encourage the deepening of children’s cognitive skills, especially literacy and numeracy development. Pre-Kindergarten children enjoy an introduction to Hebrew using puppets, games, stories, and music. Other special projects include science, cooking, group games, library, music, and outdoor physical activities. Read more about the Pre-K Curriculum.
Spanish Immersion – Pre-K
- Children have the opportunities to practice language individually and in small groups after initial assessment of fluency
- Participate and engage in Spanish literacy activities: through books, story-telling, songs, conversations in context.
- Scaffold communication by combining words in Spanish with body gesture or visual cues in order to increase Spanish language acquisition.
- Our physical environment creates learning spaces that can support the goals. Pre-K students have spaces and materials to build, create, collaborate, discuss, and engage in the language.
There are many opportunities for the whole family to participate special events in the Gordon Schools’ Early Childhood Center (ECC). From holidays, to family events to reading programs, our families are always welcome and encouraged to participate in our Early Childhood Center special programs. In May, the children celebrated Mother’s Day with love!
School Hours for Playgroup, 2s & 3s Class
Half Day Program from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon or Full Day Program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Early care is available starting at 7am and aftercare is available from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
School Hours for Pre-K Class
Full Day Program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Early care is available starting at 7am and aftercare is available from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.