Early Childhood Center
The Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center is dedicated to providing children aged 2 to 5 with a learning environment that nurtures their growth, curiosity and self-esteem. Our lively, hands-on curriculum is developed through direct observation of children’s interests and individual needs. The traditions and basic values of the Jewish culture are integrated throughout to strengthen our learning community. Established in 1978, Congregation Beth Elohim’s Early Childhood Center is one of the most highly regarded preschools in the New York Metropolitan area.
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The professional teaching staff of the Early Childhood Center consists of head teachers with master’s or bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education along with New York State Certification, and assistant teachers with college instruction in early childhood education who are currently candidates for teaching degrees.
We will begin taking tour reservations for the 2015/16 school year on October 6, 2014.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2015/2016 school year the Wednesday following Election Day at 9:00 a.m.
Applications will be ordered according to the date they are received. Placements will be offered according to the date on your child's application.
How old should my child be for your programs?
Drop-In: Birth to 20 months (Children enrolled in Tots on the Move classes may also attend.)
Tots on the Move: 20 to 28 months in October
Preschool: 2 years and 3 months to 5 years in September 2015
When can I get an application? When can I submit my application?
Applications for the 2015-16 school year are available online or through the ECC office beginning October 6, 2014.The ECC will begin accepting applications November 5, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
When can I go on a tour?
We will begin taking tour reservations on October 6, 2014. Please call ECC Coordinator, Meri Tufano for more information or to schedule a tour. Our department phone number is (718) 499-6208 ext.299.
Tours begin in late October and are scheduled through December. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and we ask that you do not bring your child on the tour.
My child is currently enrolled in your school. When should I re-register for next year?
Re-registration begins in January 2015. You will receive a notice and re-registration forms from the ECC.
I have applied when will I be notified of acceptance?
The ECC follows Admissions notification dates set forth set forth by ISAGNY.
Accordingly, Temple Members and Siblings will be offered early notification acceptance to the ECC.
Tell me about the application/admissions process at the Early Childhood Center.
Current students will be given the opportunity to re-register so there is no need to re-apply. Members of CBE and siblings of current students are given priority in placement. Length of Temple membership may be a determining factor in an acceptance offer. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 for applying to the ECC.