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Temple Israel's incredible Early Childhood Center has been helping to raise our children for nearly 40 years.

At Temple Israel, your children are our children. We provide a loving, safe, and nurturing space where young children and their families enjoy a blended curriculum of Judaica and secular studies. Our community is deeply invested in our children, therefore, liberal scholarships are available to families in need.

"Teaching at Temple Israel has helped me to be the best teacher I can be. I walk into my classroom each day with a smile on my face and love in my heart."

– Leslie F., Temple Israel Early Childhood Teacher


The Susan and Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center is a "Great Start to Quality" four-star rated facility, which means:

  • Our program is aligned with the Michigan Department of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality
  • Our staff is continuously learning and are educated in child development or early childhood.
  • We have strong family involvement in our program.
  • Our program provides children a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities and learning materials.
  • We track children’s growth and development to help them learn and reach developmental milestones.
  • We have low staff to child ratios.


The majority of our ECC staff have been with us for at least ten years - some, for decades. We attribute this longevity to the fact that our ECC is not only a great place to learn, but a rewarding and wonderful place to work!


All of our teachers have Associate's, Bachelor's, or a Master's degree, and expected to participate in 24 hours of professional development related to the most current early childhood topics and research regarding best practice. This includes:

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Positive Behavior Guidance
  • Inclusive Practice
  • And more…

Financial Support

At Temple Israel we believe that every child deserves a quality Jewish education. Thanks to the Audrey & William Farber Endowment, scholarships are available to families in need.


For more information, or to register for events, CLICK HERE to view the calendar of ECC events.

Sat, April 10 2021 28 Nisan 5781