Stoler Early Childhood Education
Ages 2-5, Including Kindergarten
Located at the
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Preschool at the Stoler Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Children begin their school years at the Stoler ECE in a warm, nurturing environment led by experienced, Maryland certified early childhood educators. At the Stoler ECE, we provide a well-rounded program designed to build a child's self-confidence, encourage friendships, and explore new concepts.
Each child’s strengths, needs, and interests are addressed through an integrated — Judaic and secular — curriculum.
American Red Cross Certified Swim (for children 3+) | Creative play | Physical movement | Art | Circle time | Hebrew | Computer | Science | Cooking | Swimming | Story time | Customs and the traditions of Jewish life
Sparkling classrooms | Child-size bathrooms | A gross motor room | Teaching kitchen | Computer areas | Time-honored games, toys, furniture, and other materials | Three outdoor playgrounds
The Natural, Boundless, and Biblical playgrounds each offer a totally different environment for creative play and learning.
Healthy Choices Curriculum
If your family promotes healthy eating at home, then you’ll appreciate the Stoler ECE’s Healthy Choices Curriculum. In house nutritionists work directly with children in our classrooms to introduce them to new, healthy foods. Kale, Quinoa, Kiwi -we might try one these for lunch today. Our emphasis is on “try,” as developing an awareness of nutritional, healthy eating often comes in small steps.
Preschool Plus (extended day)
Our Preschool Plus program is as an extended day option for children enrolled in the J’s Preschool program. This is a relaxing time for free play, snacks and enrichment activities, all under the care and supervision of loving teachers and assistant teachers.
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The Stoler ECE kindergarten program has a challenging and stimulating curriculum. Reading, math, language arts, social studies, science, Hebrew, and ethics are an integral part of the curriculum along with swim, music, physical education, computer, and outside play. Our kindergarten children have the opportunity to cultivate skills in self-control, empathy, and problem solving through a program called Second Step. The JCC kindergarten program is unique in that all children are screened prior to September for the purpose of tailoring the curriculum to meet each child’s specific learning style. Our kindergarten is a full-day state-accredited program that gives children a strong entry into first grade. Hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm. An early drop-off option is available as early as 7:00am Monday-Friday. Late pick-up is available through the JCC Kids Center program.
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Meet our Director
Ilene Meister, OM ECE Director | 410.559.3554 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilene Meister has been working with the JCC ECE Department since 1986. She became the Director of Early Childhood Education in 1997. Prior to working at the JCC she taught Head Start and elementary school in Carroll County. She then earned her M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University and became a certified reading specialist and educational therapist. Now the Senior Director of Early Childhood, Ilene feels honored to work with amazing educators who are dedicated to building a strong community of learners and who understand that each child is a unique individual. In her spare time, Ilene loves spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Age 2 (includes January 2’s option)
2, 3, or 5 day options: 9:00am-12:00pm, 9:00am-1:00pm
Age 3 and 4
3 or 5 day options: 9:00am-12:00pm, 9:00am-2:00pm, 9:00am-3:30pm
(Friday closings hours vary by Shabbat times)
Available during summer months as well at both locations!
Noah’s Ark Summer Camp
Stoler ECE | Rosenbloom Owings Mills J
Early Drop Off and Late Stay available for preschool and kindergarten.
All school programs are licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education. The J also participates in the Maryland Excels program.