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The Temple Early Learning Center

1589 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone:
(404) 872-8668

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The mission of The Temple Early Learning Center is to provide a rich and joyous learning environment for young children that will stimulate their minds, nurture their souls and embrace the wonder and beauty of our Jewish heritage.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Weekly class specials include Hebrew, Active Kids (physical education) and Music.

From the Director:

Developmentally appropriate, hands-on, learning occurs in each classroom daily. The children form strong attachments to their loving teachers. The Temple Clergy plays an active role in the lives of the TELC students.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our experienced teaching staff includes those who have been in the field of early childhood education more than 10 years along with recent college graduates. All teaching teams work together to meet the learning needs of each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Mission of the Temple Early Learning Center is to provide a rich and joyous learning environment for young children that will stimulate their minds, nuture their souls and embrace the wonder and beauty of our Jewish heritage.

A Typical Day

Small Group, Large Group (cirlce time), music, physical education, snack, lunch, outdoor play. Celebrating Shabbat weekly and learning about Jewish holidays.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have meet and greet each year before school begins - parents attend with their child. This helps transitions beautifully. Teachers make regular phone calls to families. Weekly newsletters go home to families.