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Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center

12523 Lawyers Road
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 860-4515


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BEECC offers small classes in a stimulating and loving environment. Our program fosters the natural curiosity of each child, while challenging his or her intellectual, physical, and social abilities. Guided by a caring, professional staff, BEECC inspires your children to have positive feelings about themselves and others, as well as interest in their heritage.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a play-centered program. We believe that play is a child's work. Play provides the opportunity for children to explore their world, discover how to get along with others and build their self-esteem. Through play experiences children develop important life skills that will be necessary as they grow and mature. Our teaching philosophy is designed with this in mind. Our classrooms are set up with learning centers that encourage discovery and exploration, provide multiple techniques and mothers to meet different learning styles, allow children to make decisions when choose an activity and respect a child's personal preferences.

A Typical Day

** Music class once a week with a music specialist
** Exercise class once a week with a sports and physical therapist
** We go outside on our beautiful playground each day
** All children work in our fabulous school garden
** Sensory and art experiences are offered each day
** Weekly Shabbat celebration

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

BEECC offers the nurturing environment that you want for your child. It provides the atmosphere, the facilities, and the professionalism that give your child a good foundation in secular and Jewish education. The curriculum meets the developmental needs of the individual child. It provides a wide range of experiences, including the use of art materials, music appreciation, movement and dance, story telling, cooking, and discovery in nature and science. Students attending our preschool come from many parts of Northern Virginia, including Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Chantilly, Centreville, Ashburn, Manassas, Great Falls, Oakton, Vienna, Gainesville, and Alexandria.