Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center

FJECC at Temple Israel

The FJECC serves children 2-5 years of age. The school is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., September to June following the Brookline Public School calendar.

We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, non-pressured environment where inquiry, exploration and discovery are encouraged under the supervision of highly qualified early childhood professionals with degrees in the field of education. This is a school that fosters respect for self and others, autonomy, competence in all areas of development and a love of learning. Play is valued as an important opportunity for children to construct and consolidate an understanding of their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and Judaic skills.  Above all this is a center where children truly have fun and enjoy the process of learning in a "can-do" atmosphere.

One important goal of our center is to guide children toward an awareness of who they are as individuals, as Jews and as members of the larger community in which they live. Another feature of our school is the incorporation of multiple generations into the classroom through our inter-generational program. Through this endeavor the many talents of each volunteer are shared with our young children. Other enrichment opportunities include sessions with Judaic and music/movement specialists. These enrichment opportunities, coupled with a dynamic and fluid curriculum to support the ever-changing needs and interests of each child are what help to make this center a special place for children.

We consider parents as our partners in the process of educating children. To this end, we recognize the importance of building strong and constructive relationships between the two entities. Most importantly we permit children the luxury of being children.

We have openings in both our Toddler and Preschool Programs for 2011-2012!

Do you have friends with young children?  Please let them know about our toddler program for their "terrific twos!"  There are openings for the 2011-12 school year - help us spread the word!  We also have openings especially for older 4 year olds.  Again, encourage your friends to contact the preschool for an application packet.

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