Early Childhood Center
ECC 40th Anniversary and Joanie Waldman Retirement Celebration
Help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center and the retirement of our beloved ECC Director, Joanie Waldman! Show your support by participating in our special fundraiser: The Colors of Our Next 40 Years. Click the button to donate or upload a video tribute.
Summer Camp 2021 begins June 1! First Session is June 1 - June 25, and Second Session is June 28 - July 23. Our Summer Camp Theme is Baby Shark and Friends.
We are getting ready to Nurture Today's Children and Tomorrow's Future during our 2021-2022 school year! School begins August 11.
Your registration is not complete until your deposit has been received. To pay that deposit by credit card, click the "Make a Deposit" button below. You may also mail a check payable to Beth-El Zedeck, 600 West 70th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Please put “ECC” in the memo.
Our Philosophy . . .
Our Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Program recognizes that intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional and physical development are intricately interwoven. We believe in integrating all areas of learning so as to address the whole child. Our toddlers and preschoolers will thrive on exploration, creativity, spontaneity and lots of love. Our curriculum recognizes that play is the best tool for learning and allows flexibility to follow the interests and needs of your child. A multitude of activities is provided through music and creative movement, arts and crafts, cooking, large and small motor skill activities, and exciting entertainment. Our teachers are committed and responsive to each child’s needs. We strive to give our children a love of learning and discovery, and a sense of trust and worthiness that they will take with them into their future experiences. Graduates of our Early Childhood Program continue to grow and mature with self-confidence, excellent learning and socialization skills, and enhanced self-esteem.
Our Classes . . .
12 months +, 18 months +, 2 years +, 3 years +, 4 years + / Pre-Kindergarten (Kindergarten readiness classes)
Curricula available for each age group.
Cut-off date for 2s, 3s, Pre-Kindergarten (4s) is August 1.
Children do not have to be toilet trained to attend our program unless they are in our 4 years+/Pre-Kindergarten (Kindergarten Readiness) program.
Our Flexibility . . .
Your choice of arrival: Early arrival beginning at 7:30 AM; Regular arrival – 8:50 to 9:10 AM
Your choice of dismissal:
12 months+, 18 months+, 2 years+ – 12:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. or aftercare until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Friday
3 years+, 4 years+/Pre-Kindergarten – 3:00 p.m. or aftercare until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Friday
Your choice of days:
12 months+, 18 months+, 2 years+, 3 years+ – 2, 3, 4 or 5 days
4 years +/Pre-Kindergarten – 3 or 5 day program
Optional extra day drop-off when available; nutritious lunch provided
Tuition Assistance Available:
Limited tuition assistance for qualifying families is made possible through the generosity of the Blatt Family Foundation. For information and to request an application, please contact Joanie Waldman at (317) 259-6854 or email@example.com.