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Hillel Day School

Hillel Day School Early Childhood Center

The Hillel ECC is a NAEYC accredited, 4-star rated Jewish preschool! The ECC provides a warm, loving, and safe environment in which our children can develop an intense feeling of pride in their Jewish heritage.

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Hillel Day School, 32200 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
http://hillelday.org

Director: Robin Pappas, rpappas@hillelday.org

Hours of Operation: 9:00-12:30, 9:00-3:00 before care 7:30 and aftercare until 5:30, Monday through Friday. We offer full and half day programs 5 and 3 days. or 3 full 2 half.  And T/Th for younger children.

Before/after care options and hours: before care 7:30-9:00  Aftercare 3:00-5:30

Enrichment classes offered: Enrichments are built into the day. Science, Music, Gym, Technology, library, maker space

Earliest age accepted: 18 months

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: Yes

Classes per age group / age ranges: 18 months- 1 class; 24-20 months 2 classes; 30-36 months 1 class; 36-48 months 3 classes; 48-60 months 3 classes

Total classes: 10

Currently enrolled: 132

Maximum enrollment: 120 at a time ( 12 are on T/TH)

Teacher / Child Ratio: 1:4; or 1:8

Special needs services available: Yes, we have 2 social workers on staff  school psychologist  opening the doors.

Hours of professional development required per year: 24

Special Accreditations: NAEYC  ISACS  4 star Great Start to Quality

Curriculum: Play-based, Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Everyday Math, Religious/Cultural Programming. We are a values based program using best practices.

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: All children must be vaccinated unless they have a medical waiver

Applications available: November

Applications Due: Until we are full

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: Yes

Sibling discounts available: Yes

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: Yes, we offer discounts if families are affiliated with any synagogue.

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: No

Denomination: Secular, Humanistic, Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, Modern Orthodox, Orthodox, Hasidic, Chabad

Kashrut Observance: VAAD

Lunch provided: Children have the option to purchase lunch

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Tree nut free, Gluten free options. We offer gluten free options if they purchase lunch.

JCC Development Center

Sarah and Irving Pitt Child Development Center

The Center provides curriculum and enrichment-based child care for infant, toddler and transition age groups in a warm and nurturing environment and also offers preschool and kindergarten programming with flexible scheduling.

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JCC Sarah and Irving Pitt Child Development Center, 6600 West Maple West Bloomfield MI 48322
https://jccdet.org/kids-families/pitt-child-development-center/

Director: Shannon Hall, pittcdc@jccdet.org

Hours of Operation: 7am-6pm, 9am-3:30pm, 9am-12pm, Monday through Friday. We also offer 2 and 3 day options.  Families can choose the 2 or 3 days they would like based on availability.

Before/after care options and hours: Before/after care options and hours are part of our full day, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. option.

Enrichment classes offered: Swimming, Kindermusic, Gym, Computers, Science and Cooking as part of our curriculum.  Families can also register for additional enrichment classes such as jazz, tap, ballet, sports classes, inline hockey classes, private swim lessons and piano.

Earliest age accepted: 2 months old

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: Yes

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: Yes

Classes per age group / age ranges: Infants – 2 classes, Toddlers – 3 classes, 2’s – 1 class, 3’s – 2 classes, 4’s – 2 classes, Pre-K (5’s) – 2 classes Young 5’s Kindergarten – 1 class, Kindergarten – 1 class

Total classes: 11 to 14

Currently enrolled: 147

Maximum enrollment: 220

Teacher / Child Ratio: Infants – 1:3, Toddlers 1:4, 3’s 1:6 or 1:8 if toilet trained, 4’s 1:8, Pre-K (5’s) 1:9, Young 5’s Kindergarten and Kindergarten 1:12

Special needs services available: Yes, we have an inclusion program that offers children an advocate to support them in the classroom.

Hours of professional development required per year: 16 hours required 24 hours preferred

Special Accreditations: Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children   Rated a 4 star school by Great Start to Quality

Curriculum: Play-based, Everyday Math, Religious/Cultural Programming. We also use Sheva as our curriculum framework.  Sheva has 7 core elements that include Children as Constructivists Learners, Directors as Visionaries, Educators as Professionals, Parents as Engaged Partners, Environments as Inspiration for Inquiry, Discover CATCH as Sh’mirat HaGuf and Israel as the Story of the Jewish People.

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: Children must have vaccinations.  We do accept the state waiver for children that have a medical condition that prevents them from vaccination.

Applications available: February

Applications Due: End of March

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: Yes, though this may change for our upcoming year.

Scholarships available: Financial Assistance is available and for families that apply and qualify using the FAST application process.  A link can be found on our website.

Sibling discounts available: Yes. There is a 10% sibling discount.

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: No

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: Currently we offer a 50% discount on our recreational membership for the entire time that families are enrolled in our program.

Denomination: Secular

Kashrut Observance: VAAD

Lunch provided: Yes

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Peanut free, Tree nut free

Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El Childhood Center

At Temple Beth El, Jewish values and traditions are incorporated into our everyday learning center life. When our parents and children walk into the ECC, the warmth and love that only a quality childhood learning center can provide is immediate.

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Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
http://tbeonline.org

Director: Susie Weiner, sweiner@tbeonline.org

Hours of Operation: 9-12:30, Monday through Friday

Before/after care options and hours: 7-9am    3-6pm

Enrichment classes offered: everyday 12:30-3pm  yoga, art, maker space,

Earliest age accepted: 18 months

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: No

Classes per age group / age ranges: one class of young two’s, 3 classes of 2 year olds, 2 classes each of 3’s and PK

Total classes: 8

Currently enrolled: 96

Maximum enrollment: 114

Teacher / Child Ratio: We stick o stage guidelines.

Special needs services available: Yes, we partner with Federation for the Opening the Doors program and have a social worker on staff once a week.

Hours of professional development required per year: 16 hours per each teacher and 24 for the director

Special Accreditations: None

Curriculum: Play-based, Zoophonics, Religious / Cultural Programming.

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: Every child must be vaccinated fully.

Applications available: Next school year December.  This year they went out January 15th

Applications Due: As soon as you can

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: We try to work with families in need but so not have a formal scholarship process.

Sibling discounts available: Yes. There is a 10% discount for second sibling.

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: Yes, you save about $1,000 a year as a member of TBE.

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: No

Denomination: Reform

Kashrut Observance: No pork or shellfish

Lunch provided: We offer hot lunch,  for a charge lunch, 3 days a week

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Peanut free

temple emanu el

Temple Emanu El Early Childhood Community

The temple has proudly served the community since 1983. Our warm, loving, nurturing environment makes us a school of choice for families with young children.

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Temple Emanu-El Early Childhood Community, 14450 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237
http://emanuel-mich.org

Director: Eileen Brand, nurseryadmin@emanuel-mich.org

Hours of Operation: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Parents may choose any days they wish. Half and full day schedule available.

Before/after care options and hours: 7-8:40am  3:30-6:00pm

Enrichment classes offered: enrichment classes are part of our daily curriculum: Hebrew, music, math and creative movement

Earliest age accepted: 6 weeks

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: Yes

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: No

Classes per age group / age ranges: It depends upon enrollment

Total classes: 10

Currently enrolled: 140

Maximum enrollment: 143

Teacher / Child Ratio: varies with each age group

Special needs services available: Yes, we participate in opening the doors programming.

Hours of professional development required per year: 16

Special Accreditations: None

Curriculum: Play-based, Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Religious / Cultural Programming. Our staff work full days, year round.

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: All children must be vaccinated unless a medical waiver is provided.

Applications available: January for the upcoming camp and school year

Applications Due: Ongoing enrollment

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: No

Sibling discounts available: Yes. There is a 10% discount for siblings.

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: No

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: Based on an individual scale.

Denomination: Reform. We have several interfaith and non-Jewish families in our program.

Kashrut Observance: We do not serve pork or shellfish

Lunch provided: No

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Peanut free, Tree nut free

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Temple Israel Susan and Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center

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.

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Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
https://temple-israel.org/Education/Early_Childhood_Center

Director: Julie Eisman Levy, nwalls@temple-israel.org

Hours of Operation: Our Preschool is from 9-12:30pm.  Enrichments are from 12:30-2:30pm., Monday through Friday. Tuesday/Thursday option is only available for our 2 year olds.  We also offer a M/T/W/F option.

Before/after care options and hours: 7:30-9:00am  2:30-6:00 M-Th and 2:30-4:00Friday

Enrichment classes offered: We offer cooking, art, gardening, woodworking, ceramics, Zumba, science, yoga, sports, and many other options.

Earliest age accepted: We currently have a M/W/F class for 20-24 months as of 9/1.

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: Yes

Classes per age group / age ranges: We have 5 four year old classrooms, 5  three year old classrooms, 4 two year old classrooms, 1 20-24 month class, and 2 kindergarten classrooms

Total classes: 17

Currently enrolled: 198

Maximum enrollment: 225

Teacher / Child Ratio: 1-4 in our 20-24 month and 2 year old classes and 1-8 in our 3’s and 4’s

Special needs services available: Yes, we work in partnership with the Opening the Doors Program through the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit.

Hours of professional development required per year: 24

Special Accreditations: In the process.

Curriculum: Play-based, Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Everyday Math, Religious / Cultural Programming, Math Expressions

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: Everyone must be vaccinated.  Medical waivers are accepted.

Applications available: February

Applications Due: Rolling admission

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: We are very fortunate to have the William and Audrey Farber Endowment Fund that enables Temple members to receive scholarship towards preschool and camp tuition.

Sibling discounts available: Yes, we offer a 20% discount for children who attend the same program i.e. twins, triplets).  We offer a 15% discount for children who have a sibling in the school attending a different program.

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: Yes, we have a member and guest rate.

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: There are different options for membership to best meet the needs of each family.

Denomination: Reform

Kashrut Observance: We ask for no pork or shellfish

Lunch provided: Option to buy lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Peanut free, Tree nut free. We will certainly accommodate most allergies.  Sometimes parents choose to provide their own snacks for the children when a child has strict dietary needs.

Shir Shalom

Temple Shir Shalom’s Preschool: The Learning Center

It provides individualized, developmental, relationship-based Jewish education for families with children ages zero to five.

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Shir Shalom: The Learning Center Preschool, 2075 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
http://shirshalompreschool.com

Director: Marsha Mitnick, marsha@shirshalom.org

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sunday Play and Stay

Before/after care options and hours: 7:30 am-9:00 am  3:00 pm -5:30 pm

Enrichment classes offered: None

Earliest age accepted:

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: No

Classes per age group / age ranges: 1 class per age. 2 1/2, 3’s, 4/5’s

Total classes: 3

Currently enrolled: 20

Maximum enrollment: 40

Teacher / Child Ratio: 1 to 5

Special needs services available: Yes, we are a sensory-based school that provides specific strategies in social emotional skills.

Hours of professional development required per year: A minimum of 18 hours

Special Accreditations: None

Curriculum: Play-based, Religious / Cultural Programming.

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: Every child is vaccinated unless there is an individual case that needs to be addressed.

Applications available: January

Applications Due: September, January

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: Scholarship is available on a need basis.

Sibling discounts available: No

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: Yes

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: Every family is handled on a case by case basis.

Denomination: Reform

Kashrut Observance: None

Lunch provided: No

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Peanut free, Tree nut free, Gluten free options

Farber

Farber Hebrew Day School Early Childhood Center

At Farber Hebrew Day School, the youngest learners are driving curriculum. Their innate curiosity and sense of wonder inspire staff to develop programs and activities that will invite inquiry, develop independence and nurture learning in a warm, safe environment.

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Farber Hebrew Day School, 21100 West Twelve Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076
https://farberhds.org/academics/early-childhood-center/

Director: Anita Batt, anita.batt@farberhds.org

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Before/after care options and hours: Early Arrivals:  7:45-8:30 am  Latchkey:  3:30-5:30 pm

Enrichment classes offered: Our enrichment classes are embedded into our school day.  We offer music and Zumba.  In addition, our students have gym twice a week.

Earliest age accepted: Students must be 12 months by September 1

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: Yes

Classes per age group / age ranges: Typically, we have two classes for each age group.  Our Toddler program is for students turning 12 months by September 1.  Our Nursery 2 program is for students turning 2 by September 1.  Our Nursery 3 program is for students turning 3 by September 1.  Our Nursery 4 program is for students turning 4 by September.  Students must be 5 by September 1 to attend our kindergarten program.

Total classes: 8

Currently enrolled: 103

Maximum enrollment: 144

Teacher / Child Ratio: Our ratio depends on the age of the student.  Our ratio for our Toddler and Nursery 2 program is 1 adult to 4 children.  Our ratio for our Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 program is 1 adult to 8 children.  We typically have 1 adult to 12 students in our kindergar

Special needs services available: Yes, we are grateful to have support from an Educational Support team who help meet the needs of every student enrolled.

Hours of professional development required per year: Our teachers receive a minimum of 16 hours of professional development a year.

Special Accreditations: None

Curriculum: Play-based, Handwriting Without Tears, Religious / Cultural Programming

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: We require all our students to be vaccinated in order to attend.

Applications available: Our enrollment typically begins in March.

Applications Due: Our enrollment is typically completed by June 15th.

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: We do have limited tuition assistance for Nursery 3 and above.

Sibling discounts available: No

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: No

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: No

Denomination: Modern Orthodox

Kashrut Observance: VAAD

Lunch provided: No

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: Our classes eat snack and lunch in their classrooms, so  we are allergy-friendly in classrooms where we have students with allergies.  All whole school events are allergy-friendly.

 

Ganeinu Preschool

Ganeinu Preschool – Chabad House of Farmington Hills

Ganeinu Preschool synthesizes both the progressive Montessori teaching methods and the enduring modes used by successful Jewish preschools as we strive to follow the words of King Solomon to “guide each child on his or her own path”. We recognize that a child holds his truth and potential inside of him and it is our job to reach it.Ganeinu is a holistic, child centered approach that engages the mind, body and soul to the wonders of Judaism.

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Ganeinu, 4230 Middlebelt Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
http://jewishfarmingtonhills.com

Director: Chaya Devorah Bergstein, myganeinu@gmail.com

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Before/after care options and hours: Before/after care is not available.

Enrichment classes offered: None

Earliest age accepted:

Children are required to be potty trained: No

Infant Daycare available: No

Option of continuing into Kindergarten or Jewish Day School: Yes

Classes per age group / age ranges: One class of mixed ages 2.5-5

Total classes: 1

Currently enrolled: 23

Maximum enrollment: 24

Teacher / Child Ratio: 1/10/2017

Special needs services available: No

Hours of professional development required per year: Our teachers receive a minimum of 16 hours of professional development a year.

Special Accreditations: None

Curriculum: Jewish Montessori

Staff are CPR / First-Aid Certified: Yes

Vaccination policy: We allow parent waivers

Applications available: December

Applications Due: January

Membership in our institution is required in order for children to attend our preschool: No

Scholarships available: No

Sibling discounts available: Yes, 5%.

Tuition discounts offered for families that are members of our institution: No

Discounts offered towards membership in our institution to families enrolled in our preschool: No

Denomination:

Kashrut Observance: VAAD

Lunch provided: Children bring from home

Daily Snacks provided: Yes

Allergy Friendly: If there is an allergy issue, obviously we accommodate.

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