The Beth Shalom Early Childhood Center is committed to providing excellent quality childcare and preschool for all young children in a safe, nurturing, Jewish environment. The ECC welcomes all children and their families, including those involved in Jewish life to varying degrees as well as non-Jewish families. We respect and value diversity, individuality and family culture. We strive to create a comfortable environment and be an extension of home. We value families for their strong bonds and commitment to their children and seek continuous communication. We integrate Judaism and Hebrew into our creative and child centered curriculum. Teachers plan curriculum based on the needs and interests of each individual group of children. We work to meet the needs of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. We Believe • Young children learn best through exploration and uninterrupted play. • Children deserve supportive, gentle and respectful guidance. • Creative opportunities allow for meaningful self expression. • All children have a natural curiosity and love of learning. • Spiritual and cultural experiences are meaningful to young children.