“LEARN SOME AND THINK SOME AND DRAW AND PAINT AND SING AND DANCE AND PLAY AND WORK EVERY DAY SOME.
– Robert Fulghum, Author
The Rabbi Stuart M. Geller Early Childhood Center is a non-profit, progressive, licensed day care and early child care center designed for children from 12 months to 5 years of age. Established in 1950, the school encourages diversity, catering to children from a variety of neighborhoods from all socioeconomic groups as well as religious backgrounds.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Thank you for considering Rabbi Stuart M. Geller Early Childhood Center at Temple Am Echad. The preschool years are an important and special time in your child’s life and we would be thrilled to be part of it.
We look forward to an exciting and productive school-parent partnership and to work together with you on behalf of your child.
Our early childhood program provides a nurturing, secure and stimulating program for both children and their parents. The non-competitive atmosphere is geared to fostering a positive self-image, as well as developing each child’s abilities and values. Cultivating a love for school, as well as learning to function confidently in a school community is of paramount importance in our preschool.
Our children thrive as they learn to interact socially in a cooperative and independent manner with both classmates and teachers. Our daily activities include experimentation, exploration and play which help the children come to terms with their world.
Our curriculum is designed to develop children cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Working closely with the local public schools gives us the opportunity to enable our children to become well prepared with the appropriate readiness skills.
Although our Early Childhood Center encourages diversity by including children of all races, religions and nationalities, our concentration as a temple school remains on encouraging Jewish values and traditions including the celebration of Shabbat each Friday.
It is our goal to make sure that our preschoolers become lifelong learners, reaching their full potential and transitioning in to kindergarten with ease.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Barbara Goodman has been one of the directors of the Early Childhood Center for over twenty five years. Her knowledge, experience and dedication ensures that each child receives a loving and enriching experience.
Barbara Goodman: Credentials
Bachelor of Science Degree in EarlyChildhood/Elementary Education N-6
Masters of Science Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Post Graduate/Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision
Specialist – Child Behavior Training/Parent Trainer
Teacher Trainer and Mentor
Fundraiser and Participant in Numerous Charities (Ovarian Cancer Research, Chrohns/Colitis Foundation, etc.)
Former Parent/Teacher Association Officer Lynbrook School District #20
Former Delegate to Lynbrook School District #20 Curriculum Committee
Former Parent Association Delegate on Interviewing Committee for Lynbrook School District #20
Programs are offered for children between the ages of 12 months to 5 years of age. The variety of programs offered is geared to not only working parents schedule but to also meet the needs of parents living in today’s busy world. Rabbi Stuart M. Geller Early Childhood Center is fully licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
- Mom and Me
- Separation Programs for Toddlers
- Nursery School Programs for Three Year Olds
- Pre-Kindergarten Programs for Four Year Olds
- Early Morning Before School Club
- Late Afternoon After School Club
- After School Enrichment Program
- Indoor and Outdoor Playground
- Movement Program
- Social Studies (Around the World)
- Music Program
- Summer Program
- Specialty Clubs
- Transportation Available