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		                                    Early Childhood Center		                                </span>

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.

More About ECC

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"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 Preschool Teacher

Our Early Childhood Center strives for excellence. Here are some of the things that makes our ECC stand out from other programs:


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…


Our enrichment program, from 12:30-2:30 PM offers a wide variety of classes. Children have the opportunity to do ceramics, woodworking, yoga, lacrosse, photography, and much 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.

Ongoing Programs

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


Listen to The Four Questions


Mah nish-ta-nah, ha-lailah ha-zeh, mi kol ha-leilot?
Why is this night different from all other nights?

  1. She-b'chol ha-leylot anu ochlin chameytz u-matzah; ha-lailah ha-zeh, kulo matzah?
    On all other nights we eat either leavened bread or matzah; why on this night only matzah?
  2. She-b'chol ha-leylot anu ochlin sh'ar y'rakot; ha-lailah ha-zeh, maror?
    On all other nights we eat all kinds of herbs; why on this night do we especially eat bitter herbs?
  3. She-b'chol ha-leylot eyn anu mat'bilin afilu pa-am echat; ha-lailah ha-zeh, shtey p'amim?
    On all other nights, we do not dip herbs at all; why on this night do we dip them twice?
  4. She-b'chol ha-leylot anu ochlin beyn yoshvin u-veyn m'subin; ha-lailah ha-zeh, kulanu m'subin?
    On all other nights, we eat either sitting up or reclining; why on this night do we all recline?
Mon, January 18 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781