Play. Learn. Grow.
Enrolling your children in preschool is a wonderful way to enrich family life, and our Early Childhood Center provides opportunities for children’s growth and learning to a broad non-denominational community. While BTEE incorporates traditional Jewish values and celebrations, children from families of all backgrounds have been welcome to participate in our preschool for over 40 years.
Our School is Currently Closed Due to Covid-19
We are excited to offer “BTEE Camp Anywhere,” a virtual summer camp, which also has a Kindergarten Readiness component for our older preschoolers. If you are interested in signing up or would like more information please visit our Summer Camp page.
Enrollment Period is open for the 2020-2021 school year
We are working diligently to develop a plan to physically reopen the ECC in mid-August, pending health conditions and directives from the Governor's Office, California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
We continue to monitor closely the guidance from federal, state and local authorities. Our children and teachers’ health and safety is our number one priority!
Our Monkeys are our youngest class of 2-3 year olds and are welcomed into a warm and caring environment. Children do not need to be potty trained to participate in BTEE's ECC. Our staff will assist you and your child in meeting this milestone when they are developmentally ready for it.
Our 3-4 year olds continue on a journey of separation from their primary caregivers while building their independence. Socialization with peers is integrated into all parts of the program, and teachers support children as they move from parallel play (playing near peers) to interactive play (really playing together).
Our 4-5 year old Leopards are part of our Pre-K class. We focus on kindergarten readiness skills, such as building oral language skills, problem-solving, attending to adult-directed activities, expanding attention span, and getting along with a group of peers. Our developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum helps get them ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
What Parents Think
“BTEE holds a special place in our heart! All of my girls have thrived here and it really feels like home."
- Leah, Izzy and Maya's mom