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The Early Childhood Program at Temple Emanuel’s Leah Matcas Learning Center


The Early Childhood Program at Temple Emanuel believes children are natural learners and it is the job of educators to provide hands-on, meaningful learning experiences for the children in our school. Our early childhood program is designed to meet the unique individual needs of each child. Our Curriculum is designed around Creative Curriculum, focusing on the four domains of development; cognitive, social and emotional, motor skills and language in order to look at a child as a whole.

Our journey toward a progressive approach of early childhood education begins by taking a closer look to what it really means to be child centered. Classroom studies are based off the interests of the children in each classroom while meeting developmental goals. This concept allows for meaningful, invested learning opportunities. Our goal is to create lifelong learners and creative, innovative thinkers.

The Jewish values that Temple Emanuel lives by inspires the work of our educators. We use these Jewish lenses as a framework and the foundation in our everyday practice. We celebrate Shabbat weekly, as well as the Jewish holidays. The partnership we have with the Temple Rabbis and Cantor strengthens our relationship with the religious school, enabling our children to feel part of the larger Jewish Community.

It is our goal to meet the needs of our families and our community. We offer parenting center classes, classes for twos, threes, fours, and summer camp. We are pleased to be offering new extended hours as well as vacation program options. For more information, please call us at 201-391-8329 or email us at

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