Early Childhood Center
At Beth Sholom ECC, we believe that every young child is a creative, responsive and intelligent individual. Development of young children into creative, responsive and intelligent adults requires attentive and loving guidance from caring teachers and parents. Our goal is to provide a program in which every child can flourish in a warm and loving Jewish atmosphere.
Our curriculum is innovative and project-based, fashioned around the Reggio Emilia curriculum from Italy. This approach is centered on principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Topics are based on the interests of the children, who have the opportunity to choose how deeply they wish to delve into them. Math, science, language and literacy are all incorporated into each unit. Our approach is “learning through playing” in a stress-free setting that reinforces a familiarity with Hebrew and Judaism, holidays, prayers and customs.
Our professional staff is made up of warm, caring individuals. They provide understanding and guidance to your children while working to nourish in them a loving attitude toward Jewish life. Meet our director, Joanna Sieger.
The program is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Excels.
2-year-olds attend Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
3- and 4-year-olds may attend Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and/or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional schedule options are available, depending on enrollment.
Lunch Bunch is an optional program from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for those who do not attend all day.
Specials are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and may consist of cooking, art, science, soccer or other activity. Children who attend mornings only may stay for specials for an additional charge.
Each week the children welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Hersh and every other week they have music with Cantor Shulie. Zumba for Kids is taught by a certified instructor once a week.
Please contact Joanna Sieger if you have questions, need additional information or would like to set up a tour of our school.
View the brochure.