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Beth Tikvah Congregation

Our House of Hope

Early Childhood Center (ECC)

300 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169  


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ECC Welcome

ellyn weiszWelcome to the Beth Tikvah Congregation Early Childhood Center (ECC). Here your child will be part of a warm, nurturing, supportive and inclusive environment. Our children are provided opportunities to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Our day is balanced between structured learning time, and unstructured exploration time. We promote our children's self image and follow a Reggio inspired curriculum that allows children to construct knowledge, and feel they have ownership in learning by doing.

Read more about our curriculum, teachers, and student community.

Early Childhood Center (ECC)


ECC End of Year

We have had the most wonderful school year. As we head into the final month, I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in so many ways.

First our families. Your children are the most incredible children we could have. Yes, we do love them. Our days are so busy and fun, and we are beyond grateful for having each child in our school. Creating so many happy memories with you and your extended family is a thrill for us. Each holiday we spend with you makes for such warm and happy times. As our PreK children move onto kindergarten, we hope they take with them a love of school and learning. To our familes continuing on, we appreciate your trust and dedication for our program.

To the many people who have contributed to our Sustaining Fund or the Michael Siver Fund, thank you. Your contributions help insure that our children benefit in so many ways. With helping to keep our program going, furnishing our rooms with the newest in supplies and equipment, and towards teacher educational growth and learning, these are just a few of the things the Sustaining Fund helps with. The Siver Fund insures that Temple member families that need help with tuition can receive some assistance to send their child to the ECC.

Our dedicated caring experienced teachers are some of the warmest and kindest educators around. They are hard working, and have huge hearts. They truly adore and value each child and are committed to excellence in helping each child reach their potential for future success. Our staff continues each year learning and attending workshops and conferences. They always go above and beyond what is expected of them, and I thank them for this.

As you know, one of the best ways to market something is by word of mouth. Please help spread the word about our wonderful school. Applications for camp and the fall session is on going. Please consider us when looking for a quality preschool program. Better yet, talk to one of our student's parents. Let them tell you what makes our program so special.

Our curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn through active exploration in an environment that is rich in materials and opportunities to work, play, learn, socialize and negotiate with others. The classrooms are planned to encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving in an atmosphere of warmth, affection and respect for each child in a developmentally appropriate way.

On Monday May 14th we will have an Open House from 4:00-6:00 pm for perspective families. Feel free to pass that along to anyone you know. I would be happy to call and invite them and to share any information about the ECC with them. (Preschool Program Guide and Registration Form) Let us share with you the joy of belonging to the ECC.

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ECC Open House

Mon, May 14, 4:00-6:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our Open House! Our Early Childhood Center is a premier Jewish preschool in the northwest suburbs.

Bring your child to community of developmentally age-appropriate learning! We are one of the few preschools in the area where children do NOT have to be toilet-trained to attend!

Enroll Now for Summer Camp & Fall Preschool

  ECC Summer Camp Circle 2018   ECC 2018 2019 Ages Days

For more information, to register, or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Ellyn Weisz, Director
847-885-4545 ext. 107
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ECC Upcoming Events

05.24.2018 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
ECC - 4s (PreK)
05.25.2018 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
ECC last day of school - 2s, 3s & 4s
06.11.2018 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
ECC Summer Day Camp
06.13.2018 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
ECC Summer Day Camp

Register Now!

Summer Camp & Fall Registration

Summer Camp 
Jun 11 - Aug 3

Fall Preschool 
Starts Sep 4

ECC Kids Hands 

ECC Links

Chicago Early Engagement Leadership Initiative (CEELI)

Chicago-based cohort of 12 Jewish early childhood centers.

PJ Library

Free books for Jewish children

JUF Right Start 

Save money on Jewish preschool tuition

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Reasons to Visit ECC

Preschool kids
  • We work together to help the children be competent and compassionate, and instill in them a love of learning.
  • We nurture Jewish identity and foster lasting relationships in a warm, caring and intimate environment.
  • We provide a well-balanced program blending social and cognitive, creative and structured individual and group activities.
  • Children are encouraged to be curious, creative and explore freely, as they master new concepts geared to their developmental level.
  • Your child is prepared with readiness building skills for future learning.
  • Parent participation and involvement is enouraged and welcomed.

ECC Director, Ellyn Weisz

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ECC Parent Committee
Katy Lesht & Christy Bobroff
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Come bring your child to experience a community of learning

ECC Photos & Testimonials Video

6-months to 4-years!

  • 6-24 Months (Parent/Infant class)
  • 2-Year-Olds
  • 3-Year-Olds
  • 4-Year-Olds


We are delighted to announce that Beth Tikvah Congregation's Early Childhood Center has been selected to participate in the Chicago Early Engagement Leadership Initiative (CEELI) cohort. CEELI is a pilot program that will seek to engage young families through curriculum excellence, experiential Jewish learning and meaningful relationships.

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