Mentoring With Passion


An Empowering Vision


Our Engaging Program

Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about providing a nurturing and safe environment for their ECEC children. They work closely with parents and encourage participation to promote the best possible learning experience for every child.

Tessa Cramer

Director ECEC

Tessa Cramer
Has been teaching Early Childhood for over 25 years. Her favorite activity is reading, for her own pleasure and with children.

Cindy Leshtz

Admin Assistant

Cindy Leshtz
Has been in administration in Early Childhood for 25 years. Her favorite book is "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein.

Jackie Gorelick

Teacher - 4 Year Olds

Jackie Gorelick
Has been teaching Early Childhood for 17 years. Her favorite quote is “If you build it, they will come,” which she interprets as, if you introduce creative ideas, the children will build upon these and expand their thought process and imagination.

Anna Wells

Teacher - 4 Year Olds

Anna Wells
Has been teaching Early Childhood for 15 years. Her favorite activity is hiking with her dog, Max.

Danielle Halpern

Teacher - 3 Year Olds

Danielle Halpern
Has been teaching Early Childhood for 13 years. Her favorite book is "Goodnight Moon," by Margaret Wise Brown.

Esther Brombart

Teacher - 3 Year Olds

Esther Brombart
Has been teaching at TAS for over 25 years. She enjoys all types of arts and crafts.

Joselyn Corado

Teacher - 2 Year Olds

Joselyn Corado
Has been teaching at TAS for 2 years. She loves spending time at the California Science Center.

Learn Our Philosophy

Temple Ahavat Shalom’s Early Childhood Education Center (TAS ECEC) recognizes that children are individuals who deserve respect and appreciation for their uniqueness. We give children an opportunity to build their self-esteem in a safe and nurturing environment, all within the context of a rich Reform Jewish tradition. We encourage each child to travel on this journey of learning by utilizing a hands-on, play-based curriculum, which fosters creativity and curiosity. We place value on the process rather than the product and strive for the development of the whole child. We view education as a partnership among teacher, family and community and hope this relationship continues to grow, as our families remain part of our TAS community, even after graduating from the ECEC.

How We Play

At the TAS ECEC, we encourage our children to learn age-appropriate skills such as following directions, developing independence, and self-caring. We also provide help when your child is ready for toilet training. We believe that learning takes place inside the classroom just as much as it does outside the classroom. Children take part in various indoor and outdoor activities including gardening, cooking, music and art. We also offer additional enrichment classes such as sports and gymnastics, which support strength and development as your child grows. With small classes and a low ratio of children per teacher, we ensure special attention for every child. Our goal is to prepare our children for the next phase of their lives and our Pre-K’s leave our school with self-confidence, positive self-esteem and a love for learning and creativity that will flourish as they continue on their journey of learning.

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School Info

TAS ECEC offers both full-time and part-time programs from toddler through Pre-K. Please see below for a calendar of our events and program options.

Temple member and non-member pricing available. Open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm

Early Drop Off 7:00am - 9:00am
Morning Program 9:00am - 12:30pm/1:00pm
Extended Day 12:30pm/1:00pm - 3:00pm
Late Care 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Mommy and Me Classes
Enrichment Classes

Let's Chat

We would like to get to know you and your family better. We are continuously registering children throughout the school year. Schedule your tour today!

(818) 360-2258




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