Affiliated Congregation: Temple Israel
DEUTSCH EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
ABOUT DEUTSCH EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Since 1985, Deutsch Early Childhood Center (DECC) – Congregation Temple Israel’s preschool – has been certified by the Missouri Board of Voluntary Accreditation for Early Childhood Education as preschool adhering to the highest standards of early childhood education. DECC builds relationships that foster each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth in a safe and nurturing Jewish community and offers a variety of programs for parents and their children from age 6 months through Pre-Kindergarten.
Our certified teachers and specialists engage children in activities that inspire experimentation and stimulate students to recognize problems and create solutions. Students develop positive self-esteem through a wide variety of hands-on activities which encourage play, develop natural curiosity, stimulate creative thinking, and encourage empathy for and acceptance of peers and adults.
Children will participate in art, music, cooking, Hebrew, Spanish, and movement. DECC also has a fabulous science room that promotes investigative learning, as well as a nature room with guinea pigs, bunnies, and more.
Throughout each child’s Jewish preschool education, they will celebrate Shabbat and holidays with the Rabbis and with their peers at in-school Tot Shabbat services and classroom celebrations. They will learn Jewish songs and prayers and help to make and taste traditional Jewish foods, as well as enjoy their very own Passover Seder.
Contact: Leslie Wolf, Education Director