15739 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Valley Beth Shalom Early Childhood Center is a special place for children birth - 5yrs of age and their families. Everyone is welcome to register for our extraordinary Infant Toddler program (day and evening classes for working parents). We embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of each child.
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense|
|Time & space|
|Sci. reasoning/physical world|
|Other subjects taught|
From the Director:
Understanding of self is the primary development task of very young children. The Child asks: Who am I? Where do I fit in the world? Am I good? We work in partnership with the family to help the child answer these fundamental questions. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation for future growth, learning and happiness.
Our teachers have deep roots. Many have been here for decades. Our director has been here for thirty years and began her career as a preschool teacher right here at VBS ECC.
The VBS Early Childhood Departments recognize that young children have their own special ways of learning and experiencing the world.
We acknowledge that the school must teach the TOTAL CHILD:
We seek to create families who participate actively in Jewish life, at home, in the Synagogue, and in the larger community.
We strive to create children who:
Develop communication skills
Develop self esteem
Acquire pride & love of our Jewish tradition
Experience a love of learning, sense of wonder and joy of discovery ."
Our staff is fully accessible to our families via phone calls, internet, our web site and most importantly through face to face conversation.
Our highly professional and supportive teachers have extensive experience and ongoing training and certification in all aspects of early childhood education. Our teachers work closely with parents to meet the individual needs of each child's separation issues.