Temple Judea Nursery School is a Jewish, academic, developmentally appropriate, play-based school. We provide a positive, nurturing, safe environment in which children are encouraged to explore their feelings, and learn about the world around them. A lifelong love of learning is fostered through child-centered programing including music, art, cooking, science, yoga, literature, imaginary play, and Jewish values. Many Jewish and secular holidays are discussed and celebrated. Shabbat is a particularly special celebration each week, both in class and in the synagogue with our rabbis and cantors. We strive for each child to become successful in both individual pursuits and group social situations so they are confident, capable, and academically prepared for Kindergarten.
Children are eligible for Nursery School when they turn 2 years old by the first day of the starting semester of school. When the age requirement is met, parents can decide, with the guidance of the ECC administration, when children should begin. We recommend placing children in a Parenting Center transition class the semester preceding Nursery School.
Temple Membership is a pre-requisite for enrollment in Nursery School.
This class is a nurturing, creative introduction to Nursery School. Age appropriate art, music, movement and group times will be introduced to our littlest nursery schoolers. Focus is on fostering independence, introducing classroom social interaction, and creativity. Three and five day options are available.
Our Three-Fours classes introduce daily rituals such as calendar, weather and jobs for each child. We encourage responsibility, and a feeling of classroom community. Learning takes place through free exploration, art, music, movement, and both small and large group instruction. Children are introduced to yoga, science and gardening classes in addition to creative daily classroom activities.
Gesher is a bridge between Nursery School and Kindergarten. Our oldest children focus on developmentally appropriate kindergarten readiness, and a deeper understanding of the Jewish holidays. The alphabet, numbers, and various math concepts are taught through fun and creative projects including songs, journals, letter boxes, and art projects. Gesher classes use the Handwriting Without Tears program to learn basic writing skills.
Temple Judea ECC also offers Afternoon Adventures, which extends the fun and learning of Nursery School until 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and until 4:00 pm on Friday. Afternoon Adventures is taught by our regular nursery school teachers who extend the day with indoor and outdoor creative play, snack, stories, art and exploration.
Temple Judea ECC offers after school enrichment classes Monday through Thursday from the end of the school day until 3:00 pm. Enrichment classes offered in the past have included cooking, gardening, soccer, gymnastics, dance and photography.
Temple Judea Early Childhood Center
5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356