The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Early Childhood Education Community (ECEC) at Tiferet Bet Israel is a nurturing, responsive learning community where childhood is recognized and celebrated as a unique period of life that impacts all future development. Essential elements in this process include contributions of individuals, families, education professionals, synagogue leadership, and the wider community.
The program recognizes that children learn and develop best as they interact within a safe environment where they feel competent and affirmed, and within an environment that they helped to create.
The ECEC promotes learning through relationships that help children feel secure and develop self respect, respect for others, cooperation and responsibility for the community. The curriculum, infused with Jewish values, is based upon the best practices in the early childhood profession. The program goals include:
Development of skills and attitudes that lead to success in school
Creation of a sense of community
Affirmation of the individual child and family
Development of a Jewish identity
Understanding of an individual’s responsibility and place in the larger community
The ECEC is an integral part of a larger community that encourages life-long learning for children, families, congregants, educational professionals, and the community at large.