Early Childhood Learning Center


Hours of Operation 8am- 5 pm

Ages 1- 5

Free VPK!

Full time and part time care available!

Summer Camps Available!

The TBH ECLC is a developmentally appropriate preschool at Temple Beit HaYam offering early educational programs for children of all faiths. We offer a loving and welcoming environment within a Reform Jewish setting  that allows for young minds to grow and explore.  We offer full and half day programs, two, three and five days a week, and a low student to teacher ratio. Our program emphasizes the values of family, caring, community, joy and mindfulness. Reading readiness, literacy and mathematical skills are woven into the daily schedule  in a fun, exciting and  developmentally appropriate way. Children are able to explore through gardening, art, yoga and outdoor exploration! 

Contact Ms. Carly Dempsey, ECLC Director, at 772 286-4374.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS – Updated July 30, 2020

Teachers will wear masks when unable to social distance (at least 6 feet). This includes pick-up, delivery of children, and when in communal areas.  

Children will remain in the same classroom throughout the day as much as possible.  

We will take temperature checks throughout the day. Any child or staff with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be sent home. Child or staff member is to remain home for three days.

Health checks will be recorded on Brightwheel.  

Children and staff will wash hands throughout the day including upon every entrance to the classroom (start of day, after recess, etc.).  

No parents, staff, or volunteers other than ECLC staff will be allowed into the school wing with the exception of approved vendors such as cleaning, AC repair, pest control, etc. All vendors will be asked to wear masks if staff and children are present.  

At this time, children are not required to wear masks. Teachers are required to wear masks when not able to social distance.  

All classes have been supplied with hospital grade disinfectant.

 All high touch-points such as door knobs, light switches, pens, etc. will be disinfected throughout the day.  

Parents/Guardians will be required to wear masks in car-line during pick-up and drop-off and when waiting at the front door. Parents/Guardians are expected to remain six feet apart during these times.  

All staff and families of the ECLC agree to act responsibility outside of the ECLC. This includes maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask when in public spaces. The ECLC reserves the right to terminate a staff member or family for any irresponsible action that puts the health and safety of our community at risk.  

Anyone (students, staff, and visitors) who is sick (any fever, respiratory, or gastrointestinal symptoms) or believe they might have COVID-19 should stay home and separate themselves from other people in the home as much as possible. They will be excluded from school until they can answer YES to all the following questions:

  • Has it been at least 10 days since you first had symptoms?
  • Have you been without fever for 24 hours without taking any medicine for fever?
  • Has it been 24 hours since your symptoms have improved?

All rules are subject to change in light of new information.




CALENDAR 2021-2022

Note: This calendar shows important school dates and school closures. A detailed monthly calendar will be emailed weekly which will contain social activities and programs throughout the school year. All Dates/Times are subject to change. ***CAMPS WILL BE DEPENDENT ON REGISTRATION***


2nd to 6th   ECLC Closed (Teacher In-service)

9th    ECLC Open House 10:30 AM to11:30 AM

11th   First Day of School!


6th    ECLC Closed (Labor Day)

7th    ECLC Closed (Rosh Hashanah)

16th  ECLC Closed (Yom Kippur)


11th   ECLC Closed (Veterans Day)

11th   Veterans Day Camp (Depending on Registration)

24th to 28th   ECLC Closed (Thanksgiving) 

24th   Thanksgiving Camp (Depending on Registration)


20th to 31st   ECLC Closed


3rd     Back to School!

14th     ECLC Closed (Teacher Workday)

17th   ECLC Closed (MLK Jr. Day)

17th   Peace Camp (Depending on Registration)


18th   ECLC Closed (Teacher Workday)

21st    ECLC Closed (Presidents Day)

21st   Presidents Day Camp (Depending on Registration)


7th to 11th     Wacky Week

14th to 18th   ECLC Closed (Spring Break)

14th to 18th   Spring Break Camp


15th   ECLC Closed (Good Friday)

18th   ECLC Closed (MCSD Day)


3rd     National Teacher Appreciation Day

20th   VPK Graduation

27th     Last Day of School!