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Noah’s Ark for Infants & Toddlers

Sequence of Programs

Ketanim – for young infants – beginning at 6 weeks
Alef –
for older infants – up to 14 months
Bet –
for toddlers/walkers between 12-20 months
Gimmel –
for older toddlers between 18 months – 2.5 years old

High/Scope’s educational approach emphasizes “active learning.” Active learning means children have direct, hands-on experiences with projects, events, and ideas. Children’s interests and choices are at the heart of High/Scope programs. They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Learning and development are anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers who are close at hand to support the children as they play. Children take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. Teachers and caregivers offer physical, emotional, and intellectual support. In active learning settings, adults expand children’s thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions. Teachers plan daily, based on children’s interests.

The Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record (COR-Ad) enables caregivers and administrators to assess each child’s progress and plan educational experiences to encourage further learning.

Judaic & Hebrew Language

Noah’s Ark infants and toddlers are immersed in Jewish holiday celebrations and Jewish values such as kindness and sharing. The blessing before snack and lunch, Hamotzi, is sung daily. Shabbat is celebrated each Friday morning with blessings and songs.

Summer Program

Our program is open for nine weeks during the summer months. Water play is offered several times each week, with a water slide and sprinklers on the lawn. The summer program enrollment begins in February. Families may enroll for the entire summer or choose various weeks throughout.

We want to hear from you!

Please contact us with any questions by emailing the BKL ELC front desk at bklfrontdesk@timemphis.org or calling 901.937.2784.

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Hear What Others Have to Say

We absolutely adore the Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center. The staff is extraordinary and treat my kids as if they were their own. The teachers truly want to see my children succeed and show such an amazing interest in their personal growth and learning. Not only do my children receive an incredible education and introduction to their Jewish identity, I can hardly get them to leave when it’s time to pick them up! I could not imagine a better or more loving environment for Chloe and Grady. They love the ELC and so do I!

Jenny Cook

Happy, nurturing, caring and loving – all words that come to mind when I think about the Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center at Temple Israeland the perfect foundation for my three children to learn and grow. The entire compassionate staff plays an integral role and everyone on the team is involved in helping my kids thrive, both academically and socially. Knowing their teachers are fostering their minds and teaching lifelong skills leaves me with lots of warm and fuzzy feelings! Regardless of the grade or classroom, the focus on learning is fun and I love seeing everyone’s smiles and hearing their giggles at pick up and drop off.

Farryl Silver

The Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center at Temple Israel has been a home to my 3 children for the past 10 years. Each of my three children has grown leaps and bounds not only in their academic development but also in their social and interpersonal skills during their time here.  For my children who are now in 5th and 2nd grade, their transition from pre-school to “big school” was seamless because of the skills and confidence the teachers had given them. You could not ask for anything more as a parent! The genuine love, affection, and concern the entire staff at the ELC show the children is what truly makes the ELC a “home away from home” and a place where kids are excited to go every day.

Lindsay Califf

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