The Early Learning Center of Temple Shalom provides students with an expert early childhood education. With guidance of early childhood specialists, children are offered age appropriate experiences that include the State of New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards taught in the way young children learn – through exploring their curiosity with hands-on experiences in language arts, music & movement, cognitive skills, dramatic play, fine & gross motor activities, science and much more. ELC students begin learning religious values through an introduction to Judaism in a warm, nurturing environment.
Our integrated classes provide a plethora of experiential opportunities and allows for more personalized teaching at each child’s developmental level. Children benefit from time with all age groups as they learn, model and have the opportunity for more complex thinking skills. In the Kindergarten Prep year, students further develop social, emotional and cognitive skills for success in the upcoming elementary school years. We expand our learning beyond our school environment by enhancing the curriculum with the Little Rockers Music Program, WeeWorkout Fitness Classes, field trips and teaching the children about giving to others.
We offer flexible, affordable schedules for children ages 2 - 5. Our Mommy & Me program for children 14-30 months helps to introduce children to the early learning center environment. Our Summer Camp offers activities designed just for preschoolers. All are welcome.