Welcome to the SRJC Early Childhood Center
Silvia Kogan, Director of Education & Family Engagement
Begin your child’s journey with us and become an important part of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center Family! We hope you’ll join our family where your Early Childhood Center tuition is your “passport” to free synagogue membership.
Since 1997, we have been nurturing children and introducing them to Jewish values and traditions.
Because our school is a place where intellectual development and curiosity are highly valued, your child will be ready to enter any learning environment with a love of learning and readiness to discover.
The school’s highly qualified and dedicated staff will ensure that each child is able to grow at his or her own pace. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are the only school in the area offering a dual Hebrew/English curriculum.
We offer secular early childhood education while celebrating the values of our Jewish heritage.
Each child brings a unique blessing into the world. The warm, caring environment of our program nurtures that blessing and helps it flourish.
Serving the North Shore communities of Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, East Hills, Port Washington, Sands Point, Great Neck, Kings Point, Lake Success, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Plandome, Oyster Bay, Brookville, Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Carle Place, Old Westbury, Albertson, Mineola, and Garden City for over 18 years.*
Education and Family Engagement
As Director of Education & Family Engagement of Shelter Rock Jewish Center, Silvia Kogan now leads both the Religious School and the Early Childhood Center. In this role and to fulfill a vision that our schools and their enrolled families should have a strong bridge to the entire SRJC community, she strives to engage the children and their families in a continuum of meaningful Jewish learning and experiences.
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GAN SHABBAT SERVICE
Shabbat morning, parents or grandparents are encouraged to attend the Gan service with their children ages 2 to 6. The interactive, music-filled hour-long service is designed to engage, teach and delight young children.
2018 to 2019 Schedule
Saturdays listed below, 11:00 am to 12 noon in the Downstairs Religious School Atrium
October 13, December 15, January 19, February 9, May 11
Kiddush after the service - Challah, juice and a snack served
Please watch the Bulletin, Weekly e-Letter, School News, for other events, including:
Shakin’ in the Sukkah:
Sunday, September 23, 9:30 am to 10:30 am featuring activities by Pee-Wee Pros and a morning snack!
Parashat Noach: A Noah’s Ark Animal Show
Sunday, October 14, 9:30 am to 10:30 am with Petland Parties.
HAVDALAH, the service at the close of Shabbat:
Saturday, November 17, at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, parents and children are invited to the Early Childhood Center for a Service and buffet dinner. Free for children.
Classes We Offer
Toddlers: 2 year old program – 3 or 5 half days, or 5 full days.
3 year old program – 5 half days, or 5 full days.
4 year old Pre-K program – 5 full days.
See our 2017 - 2018 calendar.
Extended Day Options!
Early drop off and late pick up available five days a week!
SRJC ECC Enrichment Programs
Programs are held during after school hours from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm. We offer a variety of programs that include Soccer Shots, Jump Bunch, Kids in the Kitchen, Abrakadoodle, and Mad Science. These programs are for enrolled students. They are optional and additional fees apply. Please check with the ECC office for current dates and rates!
Almost 2's! - Join Us for Our Separation Class!
Almost 2's is a separation class that allows children to move seamlessly from Mommy and Me to an independent setting later on. It also serves as a safe and loving first school experience. In the Almost 2's Separation Class, the children enjoy free play, art, music and group instruction. The separation Class is a 1-1/2 hour class that begins in September, continuing until the end of the school year in June. Call us for current registration information.
Baby & Me
Shabbat-Tots is an hour and a half class for children 18-24 months. Held Friday mornings in the SRJC ECC Green Room, this program is a fun way to usher in Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts, challah, and grape juice!
SRJC ECC Summer Programs
Every summer Mini Rockers and Adventures at the Rock give our children and families the opportunity to stay with us and continue benefiting from the same professionalism and nurturing we provide through the school year. Running from mid-June to the end of August, children will participate in many activities such as art, music, and water play. Special events and theme days are scheduled throughout the summer and Shabbat is celebrated every Friday. Please check with the ECC office for current dates and rates!
For More Information
For more information about our Early Childhood Center, please contact our Director, Silvia S. Kogan at 516-741-4305 x11, email@example.com or contact the Early Childhood Center Office Administrator, Marnie Markowitz at 516-741-4305 x20.
Our Accreditations and Certifications
New York State of Children & Family Services:
Our program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The following are the benefits of choosing a licensed school:
Training and Experience - Our staff, with over 15 years of experience, strives to provide the best early childhood education by participating in ongoing training in areas such as safety, nutrition, curriculum, and current policies relevant to childcare. In addition, a degree in education is required for all of our head teachers.
Staff-Child Ratios – By following the staff-child ratio regulations we ensure that children are properly supervised and receive all the attention they need.
Health and Safety - Our facility is routinely inspected by local health and safety organizations to guarantee that we are up to date with regulations regarding NY State standards for childcare settings. All of the staff that is in contact with children is required to be fingerprinted and go through a background check.
American Red Cross:
Every year our staff participates in a training lead by an American Red Cross instructor to review current health and safety procedures. We renew First Aid, Epi Pen administration and CPR certifications as required by the American Red Cross and OCFS.
The Jewish Education Project:
We are proud to belong to a network of Jewish early childhood programs under the supervision of the Jewish Education Project (JEP). Our participation ensures that our Judaic and Hebrew curriculum is up to date with the latest programs and methodologies.
Pajama Day at SRJC Early Childhood Center! Just one of many special moments in our school!