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Early Childhood Center

Welcome to The Rabbi Barry H. Greene
Early Childhood Center

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~ William Butler Yeats

The Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun provides the highest quality Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and After-School Programming in the tri-state area. With a philosophy and curricula that nurtures each child’s unique growth and development, TBJ’s mission is to foster a love of learning in every child. TBJ’s warm, welcoming and inclusive environment serves children ages 4 months through 6 years.

At all grade levels our curriculum is child-centered, multisensory, play and thematically based and integrates all domains, including social-emotional development, oral language, literacy, emergent writing, science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, (STEAM), social studies, music, languages, and physical development.

Small group instruction, differentiated teaching, and a multi-sensory approach ensures that TBJ students develop an authentic feeling of pride in true accomplishment, a growth mindset, grit, determination to persist at challenging tasks, optimism, confidence, and a love of learning that will promote success now and in the future. TBJ is truly a thriving learning community in which all children flourish!

Through the celebration of Shabbat, the Jewish holidays, Tikkun Olam, and our connection to Israel, our children experience the beauty and joy of their Jewish culture, tradition and heritage.

Our mission is to foster a love of learning in every child we teach. We achieve this goal by skillfully weaving meaningful, creative and enriching experiences into each and every day, empowering our students to follow their own curiosity, to think creatively, to work both independently and cooperatively with others, and to become self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners
 

Whether this is your child(ren)’s first school year at TBJ or your family has been with us for years, please know that you and your children have a home-away-from-home with us here in our ECC. The relationships and bonds that form within our doors and in the larger TBJ community, truly will transcend the early childhood years. We consider this precious time to be the foundation of what will hopefully be a lifetime of engagement in learning, curiosity, creativity, spirituality, friendship, kindness, gratitude, zest, and a love for others, life, and our planet.

We are proud that ECC Tuition includes Temple Membership at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. Our clergy, faculty, and leadership hope you feel embraced by our thriving community and, in turn, embrace all the opportunities TBJ creates to live and learn, celebrate and flourish, in our Synagogue and School. If your oldest child is enrolled in our Early Childhood Center, membership is included with your child(ren)’s tuition.

Our Early Arrival and Extended Day Programs provide support to families in need of a longer school day. For information about TBJ’s outstanding Early Childhood Programs, dynamic Kindergarten, After School Activities, Early Arrival Options, Extended Day Hours until 6:00 pm and/or to schedule a tour for the 2020-2021 school year please contact us at ecc@tbj.org or 973-671-6678.

Please take the opportunity to get involved in many of our ECC initiatives, to join our Parents’ Association meetings and programs and to become a vital part of our warm & vibrant TBJ family! Most importantly, please know that we never take your trust for granted and we appreciate you entrusting us with your most precious gifts.

We look forward to partnering with you to experience the awe and amazement that comes with raising and teaching young children!

Michele Feingold
Director, Early Childhood Center

ECC 2020-2021 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

If you are new to TBJ, prior to enrolling, please complete a Membership Form at www.tbj.org/form/tbjmembership

Current Members, please go to:

www.tbj.org ->My Account->Start Enrollment->
Scroll Down to ECC 2020/2021->Select Grade Level

  • Deposits are due at the time of enrollment. There is an option to pay by E-Check or Credit Card.
  • An ECC Initial Tuition Payment of $1,000 is due by March 30, 2020.
  • The balance can be paid in full by August 14, 2020 or you can set up a monthly payment plan from April 30, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Both ECC Deposits and Initial Tuition Balance Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other “non-TBJ ECC” Temple programs.
  • A 20% Sibling Discount is credited to the younger sibling(s)’s tuition.
  • ECC Tuition includes Temple Membership at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. Our clergy, leadership and faculty hope you feel embraced by our thriving community and, in turn, embrace all the opportunities TBJ creates to live and learn, celebrate and flourish, in our Synagogue and School.
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