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Rabbi Stuart M. Geller Early Childhood Center

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“LEARN SOME AND THINK SOME AND DRAW AND PAINT AND SING AND DANCE AND PLAY AND WORK EVERY DAY SOME.
– Robert Fulghum, Author

The Rabbi Stuart M. Geller Early Childhood Center is a non-profit, progressive, licensed  day care and early child care center designed for children from 12 months to 5 years of age. Established in 1950, the school encourages diversity, catering to children from a variety of neighborhoods from all socioeconomic groups as well as religious backgrounds.

FROM THE DIRECTORS

Dear Parents,
Thank you for considering the Temple Am Echad Early Childhood Center. The preschool years are important and special times in your child’s life, and we would be thrilled to be part of it.

We look forward to an exciting and productive school-parent partnership and the opportunity to work together with you on behalf of your child.

Sincerely,
Sue Chaplick and Barbara Goodman


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Discount tuition for
Temple Am Echad Member Families

Staff Trained in CPR, First Aid and AED


PHILOSOPHY

Our early childhood program provides a nurturing, secure and stimulating program. The non-competitive atmosphere is geared toward fostering a positive self image while developing each child’s abilities and values.  Cultivating a love for school, as well as learning to function confidently in a school community is of paramount importance in our preschool.

Our children thrive as they learn to interact socially in a cooperative and independent manner with both classmates and teachers.  Our daily activities include experimentation, exploration and play which help the children come to terms with their world.

Our curriculum is designed to develop children cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.  Working closely with local public schools gives us the opportunity to enable our children to be well prepared with the appropriate readiness skills.

It is our goal to make sure that our preschoolers become lifelong learners, reach their full potential and transition into kindergarten with ease.


PROGRAMS

We offer flexible schedules and many program options for children between the ages of 12 months to 5 years of age. The variety of programs offered is geared to meet the needs of parents living in today’s busy world.

PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Mom and Me
  • Separation Programs for Toddlers
  • Nursery School Programs for Three Year Olds
  • Pre-Kindergarten Programs for Four Year Olds
  • Lunch Programs
  • Early Morning Before School Club
  • Late Afternoon After School Club
  • After School Enrichment Program
  • Indoor and Outdoor Playground
  • Movement Program
  • Social Studies (Around the World)
  • Music Program
  • Summer Program
  • Specialty Clubs

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Barbara and Sue have been co-directors of the Early Childhood Center for over 25 years. Their knowledge, experience and dedication ensures that your child will have an enriching experience.

Barbara Goodman: Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in EarlyChildhood/Elementary Education N-6
  • Masters of Science Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Post Graduate/Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision
  • Specialist – Child Behavior Training/Parent Trainer
  • Teacher/Trainer
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Parent/Child Advocate

Sue Chaplick: Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education N-6
  • Masters of Science Degree in Nursery, Kindergarten, Grades 1 – 6
  • Teacher/Trainer
  • Parent/Child Advocate

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON  REQUEST
Licensed by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services

Call Sue Chaplick or Barbara Goodman at (516) 599-7950 for further information.

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856