2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 • Phone: 949-362-3999


Gordon & Sklar Early Childhood Center Program

Shalom!  Welcome to Temple Beth El SOC Early Childhood Center where learning is fun!

At Temple Beth El SOC Early Childhood Center we believe that children learn best when they are in a warm, nurturing, loving and safe environment.   We believe that parents, teachers, administrators and clergy are a community working together to best serve the needs of each child in the program.  Our program provides a dynamic and creative, developmentally appropriate curriculum focusing on the whole child while preparing them for their future education.   Our goal is to nurture and strengthen the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child.  We integrate Judaic curriculum throughout the day so that children will develop a love of Judaism, an understanding of Jewish values, and a positive Jewish identity.  We aim to provide children in our program opportunities to be actively engaged both inside and outside the classroom in order to develop the skills and self-esteem to become lifelong learners.

For more information about our programs please contact ECC Director, Carolyn Kappes at (949) 362-3999 x 317 or  ckappes@tbesoc.org 


Registration in now open!

Summer 2017
ECC Information packet -
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Registration forms -
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2017-18 School Year
ECC Information packet - click here
Preschool Registration forms - click here
ECC Calendar - Click here

Social Services Forms
(all of these must be completed & returned prior to admission):

Pre-Admission Health History
ID and Emergency Information
Parent Rights
Consent for Emergency Treatment
Personal Rights
Physician's Report
Developmental History
Yellow Emergency Card (available at front desk)
Blue Immunization Card (available at front desk)

The Early Childhood Center offers programming for children seven months through five years of age, including the following:

Family Center
Our Mom & Me class for children 7–24 months of age offers an opportunity for both the child and the parent to socialize in a Jewish setting.

The preschool curriculum is built with a balance between academic and developmental philosophies of education with an emphasis on the whole child. It is designed to create an environment that encourages a love for learning, with
a focus on:

  • Jewish Values
  • Secular and Religious School readiness
  • Creativity
  • Social Development

Group I
We offer classes two, three or five days per week for our youngest students. The goal of this class is to provide a positive first school experience for the child as he or she learns to separate from mom or dad each day.

Group II

Classes for this age group are offered two, three or five days per week. In addition to the morning program, children who are over three years of age and toilet trained can also become involved in the afternoon Enrichment Classes. These classes offer additional learning opportunities in areas such as music, math, science, drama and literature.

Pre-K Group
Classes for this age group are also offered two, three or five days per week. The goal of this class is to build on the skills attained in the younger preschool groups and to leave the ECC fully prepared for Kindergarten and our Religious School program. Children in this group can also take advantage of our afternoon Enrichment Classes (see above).

Full Inclusion Preschool Project

The Full Inclusion Preschool Project (FIPP) is based on the philosophy that all children belong in a fully inclusive, general education environment no matter their challenges or special needs. Funded by private organizations and donors, FIPP’s goal is to enable children with special needs to actively participate in the same classroom with their typically developing peers. Our program offers services to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners with — or at risk of — developmental delays or other disabilities.

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