Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center

Exciting news! We plan to re-open our ECC for in-school programming on January 13, 2021!

At Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center (RJWECC), children are encouraged to be creative and curious.

We view your child as capable, competent, and full of wonder. Our teachers, assistants, specialists, clergy, and administration believe that learning is a process of construction, growth, and reflection. We intentionally plan experiences and lessons to inspire ideas, spark questions, 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.

A Welcoming Classroom

Our welcoming classrooms have learning areas for block play, dramatic play, math, science, language and literacy, and motor skills.

An Engaging Campus

Our outstanding campus includes five outdoor playgrounds, a computer lab, a media center, and dedicated space for science and art programming.

Experience-Driven

Our days are filled with both teacher-led and child-initiated activities. The teachers spend time helping children communicate with each other, negotiate problems, ask questions, value their own ideas, and discover the joy of learning.


COVID-19: Prioritizing Safety & Community

Exciting news! We plan to re-open our ECC for in-school programming on January 13, 2021!

When in-person education resumes, our school will be open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Our beautiful, open suburban campus is appropriately configured to maximize physical distancing and create classroom cohorts. Here are some of the many ways we will focus on the health, safety, and well-being of each child, family, teacher, and staff member:

  • We have established classroom cohorts and carefully choreographed daily schedules to limit interaction between classes
  • Children will enjoy extended outdoor playtime on our beautiful, expansive campus
  • Staff and children will wear masks
  • As always, we will follow the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Maryland State Department of Education

To learn more about our programming or how we are protecting our school during the pandemic, please reach out to our Director, Miryam Buchler, at mbuchler@whctemple.org.

Contact

Miryam Buchler
Director of Early Childhood
202-895-6360
mbuchler@whctemple.org