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Welcome to the ECC 2019-2020

10/01/2019 06:51:17 PM


Ellyn Weisz, Early Childhood Center Director

Our Shalom Chaverim Class. All the children are grandchildren of BTC members!


WELCOME to our 2019-2020 yeladim


Wonderful Women/Wonderful Year

06/01/2019 08:35:35 AM


Ellyn Weisz

We had a wonderful school year. From celebrating Shabbat each week, Rosh Hashanah with apples and honey, having Pizza in the Hut on Sukkot with our families, marching with our flags for Simchat Torah, enjoying the Sisterhood Hanukah puppet show and dinner,...Read more...

ECC Summer Camp

05/01/2019 08:35:56 PM


Ellyn Weisz

Nature provides boundless opportunities for young children, observing, exploring, questioning, discovering, growing, and learning. Today's fast paced, technology-driven lifestyle competes for everyone's time and attention. Outdoor exploration, once a universal daily activity, now requires purposeful planning. Richard Louv argues that this current trend has led to “nature deficit disorder,” children’s alienation from the natural...Read more...

Wonderful Science

04/01/2019 08:43:39 PM


Ellyn Weisz

Science is always around us. When we are dissecting owl pellets and finding amazing discoveries of bones from other animals, or planting for Tu B’Shevat parsley seeds and journaling and measuring what we will have for our Pesach seder, or making hamentashin for Purim, we find many many ways to introduce science into our curriculum.


What Makes an Excellent Early Childhood Program?

03/01/2019 08:50:10 PM


Ellyn Weisz

Finding the right early childhood program can be confusing and overwhelming. What is it you want your child to gain being in preschool?

The following is a list of some ideas to help you navigate the best program choice for your child and your family.

 Are the teachers highly qualified?
 Do they like children? (It seems like a silly question, but it really isn’t.)
 Are the teachers nurturing and...

Registration for 2019-2020 is Now Being Accepted

02/01/2019 08:52:43 PM


Ellyn Weisz

At the Early Childhood Center (ECC) here at Beth Tikvah we believe that each child is special and unique, coming to school with their own set of experiences, feelings, and characteristics. We understand and recognize that each child needs a safe and secure environment in which to learn, thrive, and grow. With this in mind, we provide a warm, enriched and developmentally appropriate environment tailored to meet the needs of each child with...Read more...

Happy Snails To You

01/01/2019 08:53:57 PM


Ellyn Weisz

We are so excited with the arrival of four baby snails for our classroom. These were gifted to many Jewish preschools in the Chicagoland area from the Early Childhood Department of Jewish Federation, with which I am involved. 

Our study is just beginning, as...

Sun, January 26 2020 29 Tevet 5780