Sneak peek at upcoming events in the ECC

April & Beyond

4/14-4/22 Spring Break
4/23- School Resumes
5/2- Tot Shabbat @ 6pm
5/4- Mega Mitzvah Day
5/6- Yom Ha-Atzmaout
5/9-5/10- KI Family Retreat
5/9- Mother's Day Celebration 9am-10:15am
5/21- No School Parent-Teacher Conferences
5/26- No School Memorial Day
6/4- No School Shavuot
6/13- Father's Day Celebration 9am-10:15am
6/18- Last Day of ECC
6/19- Moving On & Up Ceremonies
6/20- ECC Class Parties off site

For more information about  our program  please contact Diane, Assistant Director ECC by email
or call 424-214-7481

Welcome to the Early Childhood Center

Join us on our

2nd Annual JEC-ECC Family Retreat!

May 9-10

Join Rabbi Bernstein, Julie Dubron, Rabbi Carrie Vogel, Julia Hubner, Brian Avner and their families at the gorgeous Brandeis Bardin Institute in Simi Valley for 24 hours of socializing, learning and playing. 

This is a great experience for all K-6 JEC and ECC families!  

This year there are two ways to participate:

  1. Friday afternoon-Saturday evening: $125/person
  2. Friday night Shabbat dinner dinner, services and campfire only: $25

For questions about the retreat, click here to email Rabbi Carrie Vogel.

To register, click here
For questions, please contact Rabbi Carrie Vogel at

ECC Tour information

If you interested in hearing more about the wonderful program we have to offer,
then join us for our final tour. 

Please contact Diane, Assistant Director to R.S.V.P or for more information

Introducing Stay 'n Play

Our new afternoon extended day program click here to read more.

Did you know you can have a fresh baked hallah that is delivered and ready for pick-up Friday mornings in the ECC ?

For more information please contact Jen 424-214-7482 or email

Early Childhood Center Mission Statement

The Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Center (ECC) is an inclusive, developmental, early childhood education program grounded in Jewish values which respects the individuality of each child and seeks to instill a love and pride in being Jewish by providing meaningful experiences for children and their families in a safe, nurturing, stimulating and sacred environment.

Mission Goals

  • Foster a love of learning, creativity and wonder.
  • Provide a variety of opportunities for each child to grow at his or her own pace, physically, cognitively, socially, spiritually and emotionally.
  • Nurture positive moral and spiritual character development.
  • Provide consistent opportunities for children to feel competent, successful and loved just being who they are.
  • Instill a love of Israel and positive sense of belonging to the Jewish people.
  • Encourage families to develop a meaningful and lasting connection with Kehillat Israel that promotes participation in synagogue life beyond the ECC.
  • Ensure that the faculty and staff are knowledgeable and skilled in child development and Jewish education, and encourage participation in ongoing education and self-evaluation.

Did you know you can pick up a box of Organic fruits & veggies right here at KI?

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