At the Temple Solel Anne Arditti Early Childhood Center, we implement a developmentally appropriate program. The curriculum identifies social-emotional skills, physical development, cognitive & creative abilities, and spiritual opportunities to make connections to our Jewish values.
Our curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best by actively taking part in their learning. The curriculum meets the children’s interests, needs, and family cultures, while providing the building blocks to continuing development.
At our Center, we want the children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others. We are teaching them how to be successful, not just in preschool, but throughout their lives.
Children learn best by doing. They learn through play which provides the foundation for “school” learning. Play is the work of young children. The goal in our Center is to help the children discover “the magic of play”.
At our center classrooms are planned through your child’s eyes. You too, will see the joy and wonder of discovery that occurs in play activities. Play becomes the foundation for healthy development, and is a powerful component in the lives of children. In play, they learn to use their imagination to solve problems and to explore. At the Early Childhood Center at Temple Solel, the child is the curriculum.
As a school based on Jewish culture and values, every Friday morning we celebrate Shabbat with all of our children as community in the Sanctuary at 11:00 AM. Led by Rabbi Salkin and Cantor Rosen, the children learn many Shabbat songs, prayers and stories. We also stress the importance of giving to those persons less fortunate by bringing a small amount of change every Friday for Tzedakah (giving to charity). As the money in the Tzedakah box grows, a special feeling will grow within our children, as they have helped others less fortunate by performing a mitzvah (a good deed). We encourage parents to join in our Shabbat celebrations.
In addition to celebrating the Jewish Holidays, The Anne Arditti ECC, celebrates a variety of secular national holidays, such as the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.
Please note that Halloween and Valentine’s Day are not celebrated at the ECC.
Therefore, we want to remind parents to please refrain from sending your child in costume and sending candy for your child or other children. There will be an opportunity to dress your child in a costume for the Jewish holiday of Purim.