Growth Begins Here!

A Nurturing, Stimulating and Accepting Environment

Our caring community warmly welcomes children and families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

We offer full-day, flexible programs for children age 6 weeks to 5 years.

What Makes ECEC Different?

The ECEC provides safe and secure full-day childcare

Our facility is newly renovated with safe, clean spaces for your child

We give the expert attention of professional personnel within a nurturing, modern facility surrounded by a synagogue community that views our children’s families as our own

We host family programming on weekends and holidays to promote community building between the school’s families

We are competitively priced

We offer flexible hours for families

We show our families the path forward beyond their time with The ECEC and into a life-long journey with Temple Sinai as their spiritual home

We provide ethically-driven, living wages and fair hiring practices for the professionals taking care of our children

A relationship with more than just high quality childcare, more than the Rabbi and the Cantor - The ECEC at Temple Sinai is a whole community

“We are so thankful to have found ECEC. We started sending our son here when he was five months old, and we’ve felt like they’re part of our extended family since day one. The teachers are amazing and the atmosphere they’ve created is nurturing and kind. They are genuinely excited to see each child every day and proudly recount new skills they’ve learned, as if they were their own. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to teach and care for our little boy.”

– Kiah H.

Want to learn more about ECEC? We’d love to show you around.

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Our infant program is built upon one-on-one interactions to build nurturing relationships while capturing everyday moments. The children participate in activities designed to support verbal, physical and social-emotional development.

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This program is designed to help children become members of a group; to socialize with their peers and to learn to take directions from adults. In our toddler program, the children enjoy art, music, story time, science, outdoor play and creative movement



This program focuses on your child’s growing interest in their surrounding environment and rapidly developing social skills. Their days are filled with art, music, creative movement, nature walks and science projects; pre-reading and math skills are introduced with engaging activities.

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Who Will Your Kids Be With?

The ECEC is made up of families like yours. Single- and dual-parent households, diversity of ethnicity, economic and religious backgrounds.

Striving to deliver the best of Jewish wisdom on raising good people, we are a caring, responsive and inclusive extended family. If you want to join us in raising your kids with us, we’ll be glad to have you.

Our Statement of Welcome

You are welcome here! Refugees are welcome here. People of color are welcome here. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome here. Partners of another faith tradition are welcome here. Spiritual seekers are welcome here. Atheists and those who struggle with religion are welcome here. Our doors are open to all people…period.

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Jewish Values-Based Education

ECEC at Temple Sinai provides positive learning experiences which include the celebration of Jewish holidays through storytelling, dancing, cooking and role-playing as well as arts and crafts including Rabbi Jay’s and Cantor Micah’s active engagement with our classrooms. Early exposure to customs and traditions builds strong values and guides our students to feel, understand, and love Judaism.

We believe that the comprehensive development of a child includes mind, body and spirit.

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” (Aristotle).

We also know that the more support a child has at home with their family, the more impactful the experience so we offer parents’ sessions, as well. This is an opportunity to learn with the Rabbi and Cantor.

Celebrating Nature

ECEC at Temple Sinai is situated atop a beautifully wooded, 11 acre property in North Stamford. The windowed classrooms of our program provide children with the ever-changing panorama of seasons. Jewish values emphasize our relationship to, and responsibility for the environment and this underlying principle is a part of our ethos.

A sense of serenity and natural beauty enhances everything we do at our program. We take full advantage of our natural surroundings with beautiful outdoor play and learning spaces. The children are provided with outdoor programs such as gardening, walking trips, outdoor art and music, creative movement and gym classes.

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