Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a place where teachers, parents, children, and clergy join together to build a strong Jewish inspired community. 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.

Tours are given throughout the year on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 10:00am.  Additional tours will be offered, as needed, if spaces are filled in the monthly tour.

Please contact or 310-398-5783 with any questions.

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Our Approach

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.

Our focus


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.

Program Highlights

  • Infant & Toddler Programming

  • Small class sizes and student-teacher ratio

  • Indoor/Outdoor classroom opportunities

  • 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 ECC



Children must be 2 years old by their start date. Fall enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is currently available. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is February 28th, 2019. Applications received after that date are only eligible for enrollment if space is still available, otherwise they will be placed on a waitlist until a space becomes available. 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. Children may enroll in our school beginning in Summer or Fall. Please see our FAQs below for additional enrollment information.


2019-2020 School Year Fee Schedule (10 Months: September - June)

5 days a week:

9:00am - 1:00pm                                        $11,000/year

9:00am - 5:30pm (4:30pm on Fridays)       $12,800/year

3 days a week:

9:00am - 1:00pm                                        $8,900/year

9:00am - 5:30pm (4:30pm on Fridays)       $11,650/year

Early care is available from 8:00am-9:00am for an additional $750/year.

Pay your Early Childhood Center Fees via our secure online form.


For additional information, please see our frequently asked questions:


If you have any questions, please call the Early Childhood Center Office at (310) 398-5783 or email