Early Childhood Education

TBS's Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center has expanded to include Daycare! Full Day Infant Room starting with children 6 weeks old.
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Welcome to TBS Early Childhood Education

Temple Beth Sholom, a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, is a Conservative congregation and, as such, is committed to the perpetuation of Jewish tradition, law and practice. It is our hope and goal that all who pass through our doors, old and young alike, leave with a greater understanding and love of Judaism and a desire to live a Jewish life.

At the TBS Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center, each child is a unique and valued member of the preschool family. Children learn that coming to school involves developing many skills including sharing, taking turns, using language to work through relationships with teachers and peers and following directions. Many of our projects incorporate learning Jewish values and celebrating holidays, and by working on these projects the children further develop cognitive skills. The child's sense of excitement and learning is fostered through these processes while the child's sense of wonder about the world is nurtured. Children integrate and expand what they have learned through play. Time to play is, therefore, an important part of our daily activities. Our graduates go off to elementary school primed to succeed.

Temple Beth Sholom ECEC is state licensed. Our teachers are trained and experienced early childhood educators. We are fortunate to have an outstanding teaching staff as well as music, computer, and gym specialists. We look forward to being partners with you in helping your children learn and grow.

For additional information and registration forms, contact Director of Early Childhood Education Ellen Berju or call 856-751-0994.

2 Year Old Program

Optional Lunch
The two-year-old program is designed to help your child make the adjustment of leaving home and family to come to a program set upmia 2's specifically for toddlers. Our teachers provide guidance and warmth. The program offers new challenges and stimulates the child's desire to learn and play through an integration of secular and Judaic activities.

Program Features:

* Child guided curriculum

* Gym class

* Music class with "Best of Philly" winner, Marcia Kratz

* Story time in the library

* Weekly Challah Factory and Shabbat services

* Science class in the Zalman Beigel Exploratorium

2, 3 and 5 days per week options available.
January 2's (2 days per week) Minimum age 22 months by March 1 of upcoming school year.

 

3 Year Old Program

(Optional Lunch for 1/2 days)
alex shofarThe program is an integration of a secular and Judaic curriculum that encourages children to use their senses and explore their world in a creative learning environment. Included is a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities to enhance your child's social, motor and cognitive development. They will have opportunities to make choices, follow directions, work alone and with others. In addition to our regular staff, music, gym and computer specialists work with each group. Field trips further expand learning and allow thematic units to be explored outside of the classroom. Children participate in weekly Shabbat services and celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year.

Program Features:

* Center-based curriculum coordinated with NJ state standards

* Computer class in the computer lab

* Science class in the Zalman Beigel Exploratorium

* Gym class

* Music class with "Best of Philly" winner, Marcia Kratz

* Weekly Challah Factory and Shabbat services

* Library

* Field trip curriculum

3 and 5 days per week with half-day and full-day options available.

 

4 Year Old Program

(Optional Lunch for 1/2 days)
The Pre-K program continues to address the developmental needs of each child and lays the foundation for more formal learning. The children are encouraged to work both4s pic independently and cooperatively. Language skills are encouraged through reading prose and poetry, dramatic play and conversation. Math and reading readiness, science activities, and social studies are included in the curriculum. Shabbat and holiday preparations include more Hebrew vocabulary. Music, computer and gym programs are continued, along with field trips. This program concentrates on a curriculum of kindergarten readiness skills.

Program Features:

* Center-based curriculum coordinated with NJ state standards includes kindergarten readiness skills

* Computer class in the computer lab

* Science class in the Zalman Beigel Exploratorium

* Gym class

* Music class with "Best of Philly" winner, Marcia Kratz

* Weekly Challah Factory and Shabbat services

* Library

* "Handwriting without Tears" (Pre-K program level)

* Field trip curriculum

3 and 5 days per week with half-day and full-day options available.