We are excited to announce that registration for Spring 2017 will be open soon for all of our Parenting Center programming!
Please note the following:
Please enroll your child as soon as possible when we send you the enrollment information and link to register.
Temple Judea’s Parenting Center is a supportive learning environment designed to provide a secure foundation in early childhood development. Parents and children attend Parenting Center classes together. Our team of highly experienced early childhood educators helps children learn to love coming to school. While children are playing and learning, parents enjoy discussion and participation with peers and teachers, and have the opportunity to make lifelong family friends as part of the synagogue community.
The First 36 Project is a ground-breaking pilot program developed by the Simms/Mann Institute, BJE (Builders for Jewish Education) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The First 36 Project was created to provide Parent & Me facilitators with an exclusive professional development opportunity. It offers access to the latest child development theories combined with cutting-edge neuroscience research relating to children ages 0-3—and strategies to help parents promote healthy connections and resilience with their children. In addition to cohort-based learning, Parent & Me facilitators receive one-on-one coaching and consultation, including class visits, observation and feedback. Our school is one of a select group of Los Angeles area early childhood centers chosen to participate in The First 36 Project.
Infant (6 weeks-6 months) & First Learner (6months-12months)
Our Infant and First Leaner classes provide a warm, welcoming environment for parents of our youngest children. Led by a licensed psychologist and expert in child development, these classes create a supportive space for parents, and introduce pertinent discussion topics, information on developmental milestones, as well as music and movement for babies.
Toddler (12 months-24+ months)
Toddler classes focus on learning through inside and outside play, music, art, movement, and focus on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. Our experienced teachers guide parents and children through creative and exploratory time and also lead a short discussion on parenting and developmental milestones.
Transition (semester preceding Nursery School)
Transition classes focus on easing the separation process as children move from Toddler classes to Nursery School. Children spend the first hour of the day with parents and teachers in the classroom, and then parents go to the "coffee room" during the last part of the class while the children are with the teachers. Focus is on independence, Shabbat and creative group activities. Once a week during separation time, parents have the opportunity to hear guest speakers discussing relevant child-centered topics. *Parents must stay on campus during separation time.
Grandparents (12-24+ months)
This class allows grandparents the unique opportunity to share the early childhood experience with a grandchild. It's also a lovely time for grandparents to come together and share their journey with other grandmas and grandpas.
Evening Toddler (12-24+ months)
This class is for parents and toddlers 12-24 months, and includes all of the wonderful activities of our morning toddler class: inside and outside play, art, music, movement and Shabbat. Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
TJ Storyland is a new, engaging, interactive stoy time for children 12-24+ months old. Children will hear a story read aloud, explore an age appropriate activity involving tools such as puppets, props, music, and felt-boards, and create an art project to take home. Babies and toddlers will make meaningful discoveries through books, encouraging the development of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional skills. Parents/caregivers will receive valuable information, including book recommendations, read-aloud suggestions, and an understanding of early childhood language arts development.
Temple Judea Early Childhood Center
5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356