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Early Childhood Center (ECC)

Welcome to the Beth Tikvah Congregation Early Childhood Center (ECC). Here your child will be part of a warm, nurturing, supportive and inclusive environment. Our children are provided opportunities to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Our day is balanced between structured learning time, and unstructured exploration time. We promote our children's self image and follow a Reggio-inspired curriculum that allows children to construct knowledge, and feel they have ownership in learning by doing. 

We have classes for children ages 6-months to 4-years!

  • 6-24 Months (Parent/Infant class)
  • 2-Year-Olds
  • 3-Year-Olds
  • 4-Year-Olds

Read more about our curriculum, teachers, and student community.

ECC Director

Ellyn Weisz (she, her, hers)
Preschool@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545 x 107

In 2021, Ellyn was chosen as the 2021 recipient of the Sue Pinsky Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, as featured in November 2021 issue of JUF Magazine. She is also a member of JUF Jewish Early Childhood Directors and Chicago Jewish Director's Council.

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Reasons to Visit ECC

  • We work together to help the children be competent and compassionate, and instill in them a love of learning.
  • We nurture Jewish identity and foster lasting relationships in a warm, caring and intimate environment.
  • We provide a well-balanced program blending social and cognitive, creative and structured individual and group activities.
  • Children are encouraged to be curious, creative and explore freely, as they master new concepts geared to their developmental level.
  • Your child is prepared with readiness building skills for future learning.
  • Parent participation and involvement is encouraged and welcomed.

Come bring your child to experience a community of learning.

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Registration & Handbook

Ongoing Fundraising

Licenses & Certifications

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ECC Upcoming Events

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ECC Blog

ECC Chanukah cookie kit sale- orders due Wed, Dec 7

Tuesday, Nov 22 1:02pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
We are selling Chanukah cookie kits!

Enjoy some family time decorating 6 cookies from Shalom

Purchase Gift Cards with ECC- orders due Sunday, Nov 20

Sunday, Nov 20 9:32am
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
​​​​​​​Need Help? Come to the temple office 9:30-12:00 today

The ECC is selli

Raise Days are almost here! Purchase Gift Cards with ECC- orders due Sunday, Nov 20

Wednesday, Nov 16 7:04pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
Raise Days!
November 17-18
Bigger bonuses and bigger impact towards the ECC!
More information

Raise Days are almost here! Purchase Gift Cards with ECC- orders due Sunday, Nov 20

Tuesday, Nov 15 1:02pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
Raise Days!
November 17-18
Bigger bonuses and bigger impact towards the ECC!
More information

ECC is taking weekly challah orders

Monday, Nov 14 9:16am
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center

It’s Challah time! 


Our weekly Challah program has started. All orders are due on the Mon

Raise Days are almost here! Purchase Gift Cards with ECC- orders due Sunday, Nov 20

Sunday, Nov 13 5:03pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
Raise Days!
November 17-18
Bigger bonuses and bigger impact towards the ECC!
More information

Purchase Gift Cards with ECC- orders due Sunday, Nov 20

Tuesday, Nov 8 10:35am
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
The ECC is selling gift cards. Purchase gift cards (physical and eGift cards) for the holid

ECC Chanukah cookie kit sale- orders due Wed, Dec 7

Monday, Nov 7 1:30pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
We are selling Chanukah cookie kits!

Enjoy some family time decorating 6 cookies from Shalom

ECC Chanukah cookie kit sale- orders due Wed, Dec 7

Monday, Oct 24 2:02pm
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center
We are selling Chanukah cookie kits!

Enjoy some family time decorating 6 cookies from Shalom

ECC is taking weekly challah orders

Monday, Oct 24 11:06am
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Early Childhood Center

It’s Challah time! 


Our weekly Challah program has started. All orders are due on the Mon

 

Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783