The Ruth and Edward Taubman Early Childhood Center at B’nai Torah Congregation promotes a healthy self-image and independence for each child, in a pleasant and developmentally-sound environment. The uniqueness of The Ruth and Edward Taubman Early Childhood Center can be found in the quality of day-to-day interactions among children, staff and parents. To the children it feels like family, a place where they belong. To the parents, it feels secure and reassuring.

Our staff is dedicated to the strengthening of family life through the transmission of key values. A big focus within our program evolves from Jewish traditions and rituals. It is important that you understand that children will be imbued with these concepts. We have created a caring environment which encourages your child to begin at his/her own level and to develop emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically and cognitively. This includes opportunities to be “little scientists” – to explore and to experiment; to question and to guess; to fail and to try again.

Each family comes to school with a unique package of experiences, feelings and characteristics. It is our sincere desire to be responsive and helpful in every way, and to actively assist to resolve any questions or concerns that you may have. We are here for you as well as your child. Please remember that open communication between parents and staff is the real key to successful early childhood education.

We welcome your questions, concerns, suggestions and constructive criticism. Visits to the classroom are an important way for parents to feel assured that their children are receiving the very best.

Since the pre-school years are the formative years – the years when behavior patterns, value systems and attitudes emerge – it is essential to our philosophy to provide individualized attention. Research has shown that most of the child’s potential for learning is established by age six.

The Ruth and Edward Taubman Early Childhood Center provides:

  • A nurturing environment
  • Staff trained in child development methods
  • Age-appropriate curriculum
  • Safe and well maintained physical equipment
  • Strong communication with parents, both formal and informal
  • Enrichment programs
  • Excellent ratios of staff to children

The following factors are the keys to realizing our goals:

  • Building a positive self-image and high self esteem in children
  • Encouraging patterns of learning and problem-solving
  • Encouraging self-reliance
  • Encouraging an ability to cooperate with others
  • Providing a healthy, safe and pleasant child-oriented environment for optimum growth and development