Our Goal

The Diane K. Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE) of Temple Ohabei Shalom provides the building blocks for each preschooler to develop a love of learning that will serve as the foundation for their personal journey of discovery and wonder. Your child will participate in a program of individualized Activities, anchored in the developmental stages and needs of young children, in a nurturing Bayit (home)-like setting created by a team of caring and dedicated professionals, all within a Community that encourages Jewish identity and respect for social values.

Our Philosophy

TCEE supports the growth of young children through a developmental, play-based curriculum that recognizes and addresses the individual needs (social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive) of students, and creates opportunities to allow each child to grow at his or her own pace.  At the Trust Center, we borrow from the best of many schools of early educational thought, including Reggio-Emilia and Montessori to provide children with a well-rounded program that meets the distinct needs of every learner.

Our highly qualified, nurturing teaching staff is able to take advantage of our low student/teacher ratios to carefully get to know each child’s strengths, interests, and areas for growth. We view social and emotional learning as equally important to the pre-academic skills that we introduce. Behavior management and the teaching of skills related to becoming a good friend are seamlessly woven into our curriculum experiences.

We also strive to build partnerships with parents by creating open and easily accessible channels of communication between parents, teachers, the TCEE Education Director and synagogue clergy and staff.