Welcome to the Early Childhood Learning Center

If you are interested in an application for admission for the 2018-2019 school year, please call us at 212-249-5001.

Feel free to look through the website for some basic information about our school + our community. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch with us.


Students must be 2 years old by August 31 to enter school in September.

Admissions Tours

Tours are a required step in our admissions process. We schedule them for October – November at 9:15am and they are for parents only. During this approximately 90 minute meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet with our Director, as well as a current parent and member of our clergy team. It is a comprehensive tour that should give you a sense of who we are as a school and as a community.

Although both parents are not required to attend the tour, we do need to meet all custodial parents as part of this process. Parents that are not available for the tour should plan to be there for the Admissions play visit in January or February.



Applications are due by November 30, 2018. We do have an early notification program for ECLC siblings and for families who have been members of Temple Israel for more than 2 years. If you think you might qualify for this program, please contact our office.


Our fees for the 2018-2019 school year are below. There may be changes to class schedules and pricing for the 2019-2020 school year.

Young 2s 2 mornings/week 9am – 12pm $11,200
2s 3 mornings/week 9am – 12pm $16,000
Older 2/Young 3s 5 mornings/week 9am – 12pm $23,300
3s 5 days/week 9am – 1pm
(Fridays until 12pm)
Young 4s 5 days/week 9am – 2pm
(Fridays until 12pm)
4s/5s 5 days/week 9am – 2:30pm
(Fridays until 12pm)