Early Childhood Center

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Detroit’s only Jewish “Great Start to Quality” four-star rated facility
Early and late care available daily
Liberal scholarships available through the Audrey & William Farber Endowment

Our early childhood center has programming available from
7 AM - 6 PM Monday - Thursday and 7 AM - 4 PM on Friday
 Must have pre-authorization for before and after care from the ECC office.


Contact The Susan and Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center by calling 248-661-5750
or click here to send an email.

Click here to download the Early Childhood Center's 2017-2018 School Year Calendar.

Temple Israel is a loving, safe, and nurturing home away from home. It is a sacred space where young children and their families enjoy a blended curriculum. Temple Israel will make a difference in the foundation of your child's future. Come see for yourself!

 Our Kindergarten program is a fully accredited 5 day program for children 5 - 6 years old. Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM.

  • Class sizes limited to 16 children, each with a certified teacher and full-time aide
  • Smartboard Technology
  • Hebrew immersion program
  • Strong Jewish and secular learning curriculums
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Clergy involvement
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Excellent prep for the next step of their education

Our Preschool program is an exciting and enriching early childhood program full of daily hands-on experiences for children 2-5 years old. Monday - Friday 9 AM - 12:30 PM.

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Zoo-phonics
  • Math Their Way
  • Music & Movement
  • Science
  • Yoga / Gym
  • Hebrew
  • Family Fun Programming
  • After school sports programs

Very young children from 8 - 13 months of age along with their caregivers, join us weekly for an one hour "Baby Bunch" classParent/Toddler programming comes next. Our "little ones" who are now 14 - 24 months also meet weekly, but their time with us in "Temple Tots", (formerly known as Parent/Toddler), class increases to one and a half hours to include a variety of new and age-appropiate experiences. 

Our "Movin' On Up" program follows, with a class especially designed for children age 20-24 months who are coming to school either 2 or 3 mornings a week "all by themselves." These youngsters are enjoying their first steps of independence.

We also offer Enrichments, select from 20 different programs, and Extended Hours Monday - Friday 7 - 8:45 AM, Monday - Thursday 2:30 - 6 PM, and Friday 2:30 - 4 PM.

The After School Gang
“The After School Gang” is designed to offer children a stimulating and enriching experience in the afternoon and early evening. Create your own schedule and we’ll do the rest! Date and time options include Monday through Thursday 2:30 – 6:00 PM, and Friday 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact the ECC office at 248-661-5750.

We offer a variety of features with all of our programming.

  • Computers
  • Library/Media Center
  • Gym
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Hebrew
  • Cooking
  • Ceramics
  • Special Needs
  • Scholarships Available
  • Social Worker on Staff

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About Us

Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish Congregation which seeks to fulfill its religious and ethical goals by being a center for spiritual fulfillment, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, community leadership, social responsibility, and by lovingly entrusting our Reform Jewish tradition from generation to generation. We are committed in our support of the State of Israel and of the Jewish people throughout the world.

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