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

The Temple Israel Early Childhood Center is one of Metro Detroit’s foremost Jewish Schools conveniently located in West Bloomfield, near the neighboring communities of Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills and Birmingham. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located within a safe, secure campus. At Temple Israel ECC your child will receive an early education experience that focuses on development and community.

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.

AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM


The Susan and Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center is the only Jewish preschool program in the area that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). With a 98% success rate, we have achieved and exceeded all expectations for best practices in early childhood education. In addition, we are "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 pride ourselves on having low staff: student ratios, which allows for more individualized attention. 

qualified educators




Many 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!  

  • Our staff is well-versed in early childhood development and education, and is continuously learning and engaging in professional development related to best practices. 

  • We believe in the whole child, recognizing each student as an individual, with his/her own learning style and abilities. 

  •  Temple Israel’s teaching staff is devoted to providing a loving and safe space for all children to learn.  

INTENTIONAL CIRRICULUM




Our inclusive curriculum is play-based, and focuses on Early Childhood Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), and Michigan Department of Education Core Curriculum. Our curriculum is meant to grow with the child as they move through our program, building on previous knowledge and experiences. In addition to nurturing growth in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies; we recognize the importance of encouraging the following: 

  • A lifelong love of learning 

  • A sense of confidence and pride, no matter where a child is in his/her development, celebrating their individuality. 

  • Strong social skills as a member of our community. 

  • A strong connection to Judaism, holidays, and an understanding of Jewish Values 

  • Tzedakah, doing the right things by helping people or causes in need.  

  • Tikkun Olam, an action intended to repair and improve the world. 

  • Gemilut Chasadim, acts of loving kindness. 

Please Contact Me About The ECC

"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

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.

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