Jewish Minds

Our Philosophy

We create experiences that promote curiosity, stimulate a love of learning, and advocate a sense of freedom in exploring and playing together without limitations. Our ECC offers a warm atmosphere that celebrates being Jewish; what fun we have as we taste and make holiday foods, and sing Hebrew songs together.

Come see our school in action! Contact Us or call ECC Director, Stacy Kesner, M.A., at 310.276.9776 or [email protected]

About /

Our nationally-recognized and award-winning Early Childhood Center (ECC) values kindness (hesed), friendship (haverut), helping others (tzedakah), and taking care of the world (tikkun olam). These Jewish values infuse our play, learning, and storytelling.

It is a place where every child’s creativity is nurtured, and where structured activities are balanced with the freedom to explore. Our children are challenged and learn responsibility by teachers who love creating fun-filled moments and new adventures.


music by Scott Holmes |

Our Teachers

As soon as you step into our ECC, you feel a sense of warmth and nurturing from our caring and qualified Early Childhood Center staff. Please call us for a tour and come learn more about what makes our ECC staff and NAEYC accredited school so special. 

  • Karen DeVore

  • Stacy Kesner, M.A.

    Director of Early Childhood Center

    [email protected]

  • Mojdeh Soleymani

  • Carol Akiba

  • Lilya

  • Alison Berkowitz

  • Kalanit Kamara

  • Robin Platt


We combine INNOVATION with FUN and believe that education is enhanced through the freedom to explore. Jewish holidays, symbolism, values and culture are interwoven throughout our days as we cook, paint, learn and sing together. 

Temple Emanuel’s Early Childhood Center is NAEYC accredited.

Our Programs

All programs take place on Monday through Friday. A tour of our facilities is required before applying.

Program A

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program B

MWTh/TF Split

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Program C

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gesher Program

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Early Drop-off

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Open play time program

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Applying to our ECC is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Set up a prospective family tour

Contact Stacy Kesner at 310-276-9776 or [email protected] to schedule your visit.

2. Complete the application for admission and send the application fee*

Fill out the online application by scrolling down the page.

3. Set up a personal interview

Look for a follow up email from the ECC to set up a personal interview

*Children must be two years and two months old by September of the  year they will join, in order to be eligible.
**Due to California state rules and regulations, all State of California Community Care Licensing paperwork must be completed and returned to the ECC office on or before your child’s first day of school.


This application, when accompanied by your $100.00 non-refundable application fee, will ensure consideration for next year’s program.
The key to our success is communication between you, your child’s teacher, and school administrator. As director of the Early Childhood Center, I look forward to meeting with you.
Stacy Kesner, M.A.
Early Childhood Center Director

Contact Us Today

Our staff is here for you to ensure that all of your questions are addressed. For more information about our ECC, its programs or the application process, please contact ECC Director Stacy Kesner. 

Call today 310-409-4643 or email [email protected].

All applications and payments can be mailed to the following address:

Temple Emanuel
Early Childhood Center
300 N. Clark Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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