Testimonials

Children have historically matriculated to…

We are so proud of our graduates! In the past year University Synagogue's ECLC students have matriculated to the following schools: Berkeley Hall School, Brentwood School, Fairburn Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Kenter Canyon Elementary School, Mirman School, Ocean Charter School, Palisades Elementary Charter School, PS1 Pluralistic School, Sinai Akiba Academy, Warner Elementary School, Westwood Charter School, The Willows Community School, Wise School.
 
Additionally, in recent years, ECLC students have been accepted to the following private schools: Campbell Hall School, Curtis School, Echo Horizon School, Wildwood School.


What Educators Say...

"Children from the Early Childhood Learning Center of University Synagogue are confident, happy and interested in learning. They make an easy transition into our kindergarten program." --Mary Beth Barry, Admissions Director, Brentwood

"On behalf of the kindergarten teachers at Kenter Canyon, we are thrilled with the children that come from the Early Childhood Learning Center at University Synagogue because of the outstanding preparation they have received in reading readiness, language arts, verbal communication, and social skills. Their families become highly involved in Kenter's community outreach program." --Suzanne Giambattista, Kindergarten Teacher, Kenter Canyon

"Our experience has been that University Synagogue's Early Childhood Learning Center students who enter our kindergarten program are excited about learning, well-prepared for our program academically and socially, and make easy transitions to our school. We are always delighted to have children from you program." --Nora Malone, Head of Village School



What Parents Say…


“When I think about time spent at University Synagogue's Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), a giant smile spreads across my face. Participating in Baby and Me with my daughter, Amelia, and then watching her blossom with each passing year of preschool was a true joy. Now six, Amelia is thriving as a first grader. She could not have been more socially or academically prepared to enter elementary school last year, and ECLC had so much to do with that. We are grateful for the love, guidance and support we received at ECLC, and the lifelong friendships we established there. Having graduated, Amelia is currently enjoying her Religious School experience at University Synagogue...what a warm, welcoming and beautiful community!” – Alison Chozen – Parent of 2014 Graduate

“We truly can’t say enough good things about University Synagogue’s ECLC preschool program.  We are so fortunate to have found a loving, down to earth, and cheerful environment for our daughters.  We have been a part of ECLC for the past four years and we have enjoyed every minute! The teachers and the director are wonderfully warm and responsive to the children, as well as the parents.  The staff really provides an ideal setting for the introduction to formal education.  They are very patient, kind and loving.  There is a great balance of learning and fun.  The curriculum is creative, covers a wide range of interesting age-appropriate topics and is never dull.  The classrooms are bright, extremely well-organized and impeccably clean.  We highly recommend this wonderful preschool!” -- Sarajane & Brian - Parents of Current Pre-K and Parent & Me Students

“ECLC provides its students with the most wonderful combination of academics that prepare them very well for Kindergarten, a strong foundation in Jewish life and traditions and the type love and nurturing that every family hopes to give its preschool age son or daughter.” –Allison Abell Schwartz - Parent of 2015 Graduate and Current 1st Year Preschooler




What Kids Say...

“I loved my preschool. The teachers are very nice. They taught me everything I needed to know for Kindergarten.” Amelia - Six Years Old, ECLC Graduate