ABOUT The Learning Center
The Learning Center Preschool was in the works long before it opened. Rabbi Dannel Schwartz and Rabbi Michael Moskowitz knew how important a preschool would be for the Temple community as well as the community at large. After years of planning The Learning Center held their first class in 2009.
Over time we added classrooms, staff and programming. Our curriculum grows and changes based on our families' needs and the latest evidence-based research. We have built gardens as outdoor classrooms. We continue to design, redesign and enhance our playground.
There are two concepts that define Temple Shir Shalom's Preschool: The Learning Center:
We value your child. Each child has unique skills and talents, each child has his or her own distinctive personality, and each child will come to us with an individual way of learning and interacting. We expect it and we embrace it.
Your child is the future. We want the future to have a strong, healthy, fun beginning that's instilled with a sense of community. Your child will learn to appreciate his or her own unique personality while acknowledging the gifts of each person as part of a larger community.
It's what we call an individual, developmental, relationship-based Jewish education. And it's the foundation of our program. With pride we know that The Learning Center is a unique educational opportunity for families with young children.
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"Entrusting the staff at The Learning Center with teaching and caring for our daughter has been the best choice we could have made! The love she receives from her teachers has helped shape her into the kind person she is today. During more challenging developmental stages, the staff met with us regularly and worked with us as a team. We are so pleased to have been a part of The Learning Center the past two years."
— Seth Faber, TLC Parent
NO OWNER'S MANUAL
No child comes with an owner's manual! Our Director, Marsha Mitnick, works closely with parents and their children. Understanding the developmental areas of the young child can make parenting an easier task.
Our rabbis know our families and children by more than just their first names. Every Friday we celebrate Shabbat with our rabbis. They know what our kids like to play because Rabbi Mike and Rabbi Dan are just as playful!
At The Learning Center, gardening and nature are significant components in our curriculum. Healthy eating, movement and living things are concepts that come alive outside year round.
Preschoolers are learning how to follow rules, negotiate with friends and problem solve. At The Learning Center, we weave social skills and emotional learning through every facet of our program.
ABC'S AND 1,2,3'S
By the time your child leaves The Learning Center, he or she has had every opportunity to be prepared for kindergarden. By approaching a child developmentally, we build the foundations for higher learning.
At The Learning Center, all staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. Every employee undergoes a criminal background check. Due to childrens' allergies, we are a nut-free facility and offer gluten-free snacks for children who need them.
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
There is a strong sense of community that builds from the very first day your child starts at The Learning Center. Our teachers instill it in the classroom and our parents connect at school and outside in the community.
PILLARS of The Learning Center