Early Childhood Center
The IHC Early Childhood Center (ECC) is committed to giving toddlers through kindergartners varied and rich opportunities for growth and development. We believe in providing an atmosphere of love, learning and play, which is greatly enhanced by our Jewish values. We also have a dedicated commitment to diversity among our ECC families and our staff.
Year-round programming and literacy-based curriculum:
- Weekly Havdalah and Shabbat celebrations.
- Clergy participates in regularly scheduled and special events.
- Introduction to languages, including Hebrew.
- Physical movement and coordination including Jump Bunch and Yoga.
- Celebration of Jewish holidays.
- Full-day kindergarten.
- Library, Music, and Cooking.
- Our Jewish World.
- Age-appropriate activities.
- Well qualified, long-tenured staff.
- Small classroom sizes, low teacher-child ratio.
- Creative classrooms.
- Attention to safety and security.
For details on the curriculum for specific age groups, click here.
Parents, please review our Parent Handbook. It will serve as a quick reference to the daily operating policies and procedures.
The Early Childhood Center is dedicated to serving all congregants as well as members of the community with young children through monthly Tot Shabbat activities, holiday programming, preschool, camp and extended hours. Flexible scheduling allows us to accommodate almost any family’s needs.
2019-2020 Tot Shabbat Schedule
Always on Friday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Always on Saturday from 9:30am – 11:30am
Fundraising with ECC Shopping Cards
The Early Childhood Center provides an opportunity for all congregants to support the congregation at no cost to the family through the purchase of Shopping Cards (shop with scrip). These are the same gift certificates that you buy at the store and are available in various dollar amounts to a multitude of national and local retailers (including Marsh, Kroger, Target, Starbucks, AMC & Regal theatres, just to name a few…).
But how does purchasing gift cards thru the ECC help us raise money?
It’s simple — scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
• The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
• Our school gets a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny.
Going to Target after you drop off the kids?? Why not purchase a gift card and use that to pay instead!?
Late night? Need a Starbucks on your way to work? Why not use a gift card to pay for your morning Latte!
Also makes great Birthday and holiday gifts!!
Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase – just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program!
The ECC has cards on hand ready for purchase and orders are placed monthly! Gift cards are available for pick up in about a week once the order is placed. For more information contact the Early Childhood Office.