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Temple Israel’s ECC offers a variety of enrichment classes for young learners, in addition to extra care hours (known as Early Care and After Care). We also have a special nap room for our little friends who need to rest in the afternoon. You can create your own schedule when you register, and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • Early Care Hours: Monday-Friday, 7-9:00AM
  • After Care Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:30-6PM; Friday 2:30-4PM
  • Nap Room Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30-3:30PM

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center - Enrichments

Enrichment OPtions

We offer extended school hours by providing challenging and exciting enrichment classes for children enrolled in the ECC program. We recruit teachers who have a talent or expertise in a specific area to provide an age-appropriate hands-on approach to this curriculum. It’s an amazing opportunity for your children to continue their daily learning experience at Temple Israel.

*For a list of typical Enrichment Options, take a look at our list, and contact the ECC office at 248-661-5750.
*Enrollment is based on first come - first served. 
*All classes subject to change based on enrollment needs.
*Some classes have class restrictions, please be aware of the age in parenthesis.

Enrichment Options may include:

  • All Aboard Noah's Ark (2/3) Our world is made up of all kinds of animals who live near and far. This enrichment explores their habitats and traits through stories, songs and crafts.
  • Backyard Games (3/4) A fun afternoon of classic games like Freeze Tag, Red Rover, Kick Ball  and maybe even some board games too! This is a new enrichment soon to be a favorite!
  • Big Builders (4) Learn how to read pictorial directions and build your own creations using plastic connectable pieces.
  • Ceramics (4) Each child has the opportunity to make many different projects out of clay. After the children glaze their work they are fired in our own Temple kiln.
  • Cook-a-Book (3/4) Build your own cookbook! A great enrichment for children who love to cook, mix, color and create...and eat yummy snacks!
  • Fit & Fun Gym (3/4) Run and play! Sports, games and other fitness related activities.
  • Giggles & Games (3/4) Create, make and play all sorts of games and puzzles.
  • Glitz & Glam (2/3) Make jewelry, play dress up, and be a star in this fabulous enrichment created to bring sparkle to your preschooler.
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes (2/3) Age appropriate music and movement are sure to keep your child excited and engaged!
  • Hello Dolly! (3/4) Using imagination and glue create all sorts of dolls in this amazing enrichment! Dolls will enhance a child's story time experience.
  • Imagine That (3/4) All sorts of fun is to be had when we develop and use our imaginations. You can be a teacher, a chef, an astronaut or a dinosaur. Each session will surprise and delight our children.
  • Lacrosse (3/4) Join a local Lacrosse coach and learn the basics of the sport playing games with the other kids!
  • Lovely Junk (3/4) Your child will use their creativity with recycled "junk" by turning it into toys and other works of art. Fabulous creations to go home.
  • Mix & Stir (2/3/4) This enrichment is a great allergy friendly alternative to our Cook-a-Book enrichment. With a science element, your child will learn how to make different concotions. What happens when you blend this with that and make different non-edible creations! Children in the 3 or 4-year-old program can participate on Mondays and in the 2 or 3-year-old program on Wednesdays.
  • Move Over Monet (3/4) Art is made with all sorts of media. This enrichment explores artists and the multitude of ways to create beautiful works of art!
  • Movin' & Groovin' (2/3/4) Dance, wiggle and move with the groove. This enrichment is fun for all ages. Your child will experience different music and ways to express themselves through movement.
  • Ordinary People (4) Using the adorable series Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, students will learn about some of the people who changed history (Neil Armstrong, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and more…).
  • Picture Me (3/4) Your child will have an opportunity to explore photography and all the exciting ways that they can incorporate it into art, life, and play.
  • Puppet Pals (3/4) Children love puppets. In this enrichment your child will create their own puppets and put on their own shows.
  • See the USA (4) Travel around the USA and learn all kinds of interesting things about our fabulous United States!
  • Sense-ational Science (3/4) From animals and plant life to outer space and the human body, it is always interesting and exciting  in the science room.
  • Sports & More (3/4) Soccer, baseball, running and more! Your child will run and stretch while learning the basics of team play.
  • Sprout About (2/3) Plant it, water it and watch it grow! Gardening basics that everyone should know.
  • Things That Move (3/4) Cars, trucks and trains are not the only things that move! Learn about all sorts of things that move around like bugs, swings and preschoolers.
  • Tumble Bus (3/4) All aboard the gymnastics bus for a flipping fun time learning gymnastics basics.
  • What's Jewish About Tuesdays? (4) We know about Shabbat on Fridays but in this enrichment children will discover how they can incorporate Judaism every day of the week!
  • Upcycled Art (4) This is a great opportunity for your child to explore art, creativity and exploration!
  • Woodworking (4) Saw, hammer and drill in this enrichment. Create wooden projects that are both useful and beautiful.
  • Yoga & Healthy Snacks (3/4) Breathe, move and meditate. Learn about all the healthy options for your tummy and life.
  • Zumba (3/4) Great music, great exercise, and great fun!

Tue, May 21 2019 16 Iyar 5779