Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center

At Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center (E-T ECC), we believe children are capable, competent, and full of wonder.

We view learning as a process of construction, growth, and reflection. Our team of educators provides intentional experiences that will spark questions, inspire creativity, and set the stage for positive interactions.

Jewish ethical values help provide a foundation from which we strive to nurture, support, and create connections with our children, families, professional staff, and community. Our inquiry-based educational approach, which integrates a Judaic and secular curriculum, embraces the very best of developmentally appropriate practice.

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The Classroom

As a Reggio-inspired program, we view the environment itself as the “third teacher.” Each classroom is intentionally designed to promote exploration and spark inquiry. Our indoor and outdoor environments are designed for each child to learn and explore, build meaningful relationships with peers and educators, and express their ideas, questions, and experiences.

The Educator

We view learning as a life-long journey, and our educators are committed to learning in partnership with the children. We value the growth of the whole child, and our educators intentionally design experiences to encourage developmental growth while honoring the interests and inquiries of the children.

The Community

We value the unique gifts that each child and family brings to our community. We are dedicated to working in partnership with families to ensure a quality educational experience for every child. In the WHC community, our Jewish values are integrated into each part of the children’s routine and provide a focal point of learning.


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Contact Us

Miryam Buchler
Director of Early Childhood
301-354-3208
mbuchler@whctemple.org