Temple Etz Chaim ECE Center Kindergarten Kindergarten is the best year for students to begin their joyful journey of discovery and learning. At Temple Etz Chaim ECE Center, children will benefit from our full day Kindergarten program. We offer academic instruction from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our staff provide a nurturing environment for children to grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum is facilitated in learning centers both inside and outside the classrooms. The kindergarten teachers will integrate science, arts, math, literacy, self-awareness, and Judaica into their daily learning experiences. During these learning experiences, the children will learn to explore, discover, use problem-solving skills, and to question. The kindergarten students will have opportunities throughout the year to connect with the community during holidays, Shabbat, and field trips. Our ECE Program provides early care and afternoon child care for those who need longer hours.