Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center

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The Early Childhood Center of Westchester Reform Temple is more than just a preschool. We are dedicated to enriching young children’s lives spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. We are committed to an early childhood setting that is respectful of people and materials, steeped in creativity, and encouraging an active curiosity about the world in which we live. Extended-day lunches and classes are offered for 3- and 4-year-olds. Soccer, cooking, and science. In partnership with parents, our objective is to provide a love for learning and Jewish family life.

Meet the Director

Susan Tolchin, director of the Early Childhood Center, is in her 12th year at Westchester Reform Temple. Sue received her B.A. in elementary education from Russell Sage College in Troy and has a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Sue's philosophy is "preschool should be a nurturing environment promoting self-confidence and independence." The WRT/ECC curriculum explores math concepts, reading and writing readiness, art, music, and Jewish learning, from Hebrew to challah baking. Class options: ages 2 through 4-5 years. Westchester Reform Temple is known as a center for families with young children. Creating a sense of community is key to a successful program. Summer play place and camp option.