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Temple Emanuel Preschool

300 N. Clark Drive
Beverly Hills , CA 90211

(310) 276-9776


Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught 'We celebrate the Jewish holidays through age-appropriate activities. In addition, staff and children join together every Friday to welcome Shabbat. Designed specifically for young children and open to all family members, our weekly celebration includes lighting candles and blessing challah and grape juice. We then join a member of our rabbinic staff for a joyful service in our chapel. Children are introduced to the importance of mitzvot and helping the less fortunate by bringing tzedekah and food items for our sova baskets. Director Stacy Kesner and staff, along with our Rabbis and Cantors, are committed to helping children understand Jewish values, customs and traditions.' -- Extracted from the Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center website

From the Director:

'Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center provides each child with an environment set up to stimulate curiosity which in turn stimulates learning and imagination. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum helps to instill in each child a lifelong love of learning and community. We offer a broad range of activities carefully designed for preschoolers, and we work closely with parents to maximize the unique potential of each child. Each day includes a variety of activities, including child-directed options for active and quiet play as well as fine and gross motor activities. Indoors, children are free to explore a variety of themed activity centers, including areas designated for science, art, dress-up, blocks, sensory stimulation, puzzles and library. Our outdoor play yard has swings, slides, climbing structures, tricycles, balls, and sand toys, as well as easels for painting and an ever-changing selection of art supplies under shady awnings. Child-directed play is balanced by large and small group activities guided by the ECC staff. These include circle time, stories, songs, group discussions, and creative projects which often center around holidays and our heritage. Our curriculum is further enriched by specialty programs in music, movement and computers.' -- Extracted from the Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

'Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center recognizes that each child learns and develops according to his or her own rate and learning style. The Early Childhood Center offers a warm, stimulating environment designed to nurture the unique intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of each child. Our facility and programs are designed to promote curiosity while building self-esteem, independence and creativity. The key to achieving this is a knowledgeable, experienced staff that understands and responds to each child's individual needs.' -- Extracted from the Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

'Ongoing communication between staff and parents is one of the keys to our success. We welcome parent involvement and provide ample opportunities for participation both in and out of the classroom. Parents are informed of classroom and school activities through bulletins, flyers and conferences. Families are encouraged to speak with our director and teachers regarding any aspect of their child's experience at the Early Childhood Center.' -- Extracted from the Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center website