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Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center, is a place where teachers, parents, children, Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Frailich, join together to build a strong Jewish inspired community for children to be in. We have created an environment where all children, from all cultures and religious backgrounds, are welcome to be themselves, excite their curiosity, explore the many languages of the world around them and have the freedom to choose the areas of their interest from a variety of thought provoking activities. 

TA ECC's educational approach is a weave of most recent child development theories, focusing especially on a play-based curriculum. Our main emphasis is to allow children to explore and develop their emotional, physical, cognitive and social qualities through developmentally appropriate play and exploration.

Starting from the age of two and transitioning through the age of five, we focus on developing healthy habits, promote appropriate social skills, close friendship, communication and language skills, self expression, positive self esteem, physical growth (fine and gross motor skills) and respect of one another. 

Highlights of our program:

  • Small class sizes and student-teacher ratio
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Combination of Jewish curriculum and emergent curriculum
  • Morning enrichments include music, yoga, and science
  • Weekly Shabbat celebration
  • Flexible hours (half day, full day, 3 days a week, and 5 days a week)
  • Daily snacks and hot lunch twice a week
  • Weekly email communication from teachers and monthly newsletters
  • All Jewish families are gifted Temple membership during their enrollment at TA ECC

During the tour we will review the school’s philosophy, daily schedule, and program highlights.  We offer tours throughout the year on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 10:00am.

For more information and/or to participate in a tour, please contact Carly Rosenstein at: 310-398-5783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


**Click here for 2017-2018 School Year Calendar**


Enrollment occurs throughout the year. Children must be 2 years old by their start date. Our school year is a ten month program that begins in September and ends in June. We also offer Summer Camp in June-August in addition to our school year.

Click here for an application for the 2017-2018 school year.


We offer special Shabbats on the first Friday of every month at 9:00AM geared towards our friends that are too young to start at the ECC. Always free and open to the community. Check out the Flyer for more details!


Pay your Early Childhood Center Fees via our secure online Authorize.Net credit card Merchant Service.


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  • Video tour

    This one minute video introduces you to Temple Akiba's Rabbi Zachary Shapiro, and takes you on a quick tour of Read More
  • Membership


    Temple Akiba enjoys a diverse and warm membership family. We welcome all questions about our synagogue and community, and hope Read More
  • Early Childhood Center (ECC)

    Early Childhood Center (ECC)

    OUR PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT: Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center, is a place where teachers, parents, children, Rabbi Shapiro and Read More
  • Religious School

    Religious School

    MISSION STATEMENT: Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. To help guide us in this Read More
  • Camp & Youth

    Camp & Youth

    Temple Akiba runs outstanding camp programs for all ages.  AKIBA DAY CAMPAkiba Day Camp has been in existence since 1967. It Read More
  • Sisterhood


    SISTERHOOD is the organization of women from our Congregation who come together in friendship to benefit our Temple, the Jewish community Read More
  • Our History

    IN THE BEGINNING:The drive to have a Temple in Culver City began in 1952 when four families met in a Read More
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Life Transition Group
28 Jun 2017
07:30PM -
Camp Shab-Bch
30 Jun 2017
05:30PM -
Shabbat Service in the Courtyard
07 Jul 2017
07:00PM -
Bar Mitzvah of Brett Klemes
08 Jul 2017
10:30AM -
J-Net Meeting
12 Jul 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Torah Service with Choir
14 Jul 2017
07:00PM -
Novel Discussion Group
18 Jul 2017
07:00PM -
General Board Meeting
19 Jul 2017
07:30PM -

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