Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El Early Childhood Program

Our Early Childhood Education Program is a dynamic child-centered community that is dedicated to building strong relationships among educators, students and their families.  These relationships help us forge a loving community based on kindness, respect and the love of learning for children from infancy to age five.

Call: 954-472-8700 • Email: skatz@tkae.org

Our program’s approach to learning is both creative and developmentally appropriate. We encourage intentional, play-based experiences while providing the tools for a positive and desirous attitude for life-long learning. While our goal is focused on preparing children for the future, we also attend to their creative needs and intellectual curiosity. With smart boards, smart tables, Judaics, Hebrew, art, music and movement, the state-of-the-art Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Center is an amazing place to establish your child’s foundation for a life-long love of learning.


Child-centered activities are developed to relate to children’s everyday life experiences. Our nurturing, energetic and certified teachers are continuously expanding their knowledge through professional development. Using up-to-date curriculum and lesson plans, appropriate assessment and the latest technology, children are provided enriching experiences with opportunities to experiment, discover, dream and imagine.

Each teacher strives to build a sense of community while providing a healthy and safe environment. Teachers individualize instruction using developmentally appropriate lesson plans based on the Florida Early Learning Development Standards. Children are assessed throughout the school year. Formal parent/teacher conferences are held in November and May.

Beginning as early as two years old, children are introduced to the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Early on, fine motor skills are enhanced. We teach uppercase letters at the nursery level. Through the use of music, movement, letter play and manipulatives, children are taught the basics of handwriting. By the end of pre-kindergarten, the children have become proficient in letter formation, letter placing, and differentiating between upper and lowercase, as well as numbers.


At Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Center, children embark on a dynamic journey where they learn through a balanced curriculum. With the assistance of our clergy and parents, students will become contributing members to our school and community by learning about social action through Jewish values. Jewish awareness is gained through real life experiences in the classrooms where we introduce and practice Jewish traditions, customs, values, Hebrew language, music, Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Judaic studies enhance and enrich their studies in an atmosphere of mutual kindness and respect.

  • Three- and five-day programs
  • Half and full days
  • Early Care/Extended Care Available
  • Mini-camps


Join us for our Mommy & Me classes on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Bring your friends to meet our Mommy & Me teacher Miss Cindy Black.  Miss Cindy has 16 years of experience teaching Mommy & Me.  From  three months to age two, our mommy and me classes promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your childʼ’s critical first two years. Weekly classes will help your child achieve new milestones and prepare for more advanced challenges during each stage of growth. Bring your friends and meet new ones as you celebrate every discovery with smiles and hugs as we encounter new joyful, playful and innovative experiences.