Welcome to Becker

Congregation Emanu El Becker Early Childhood Center began in 1989. Today in our NAEYC accredited school, we have over two hundred children enrolled in programs for children 15 months to 5 years of age. Becker places a high value on education and the community spirit of the synagogue. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we work with you to help your child build a strong self-image creating a solid foundation for intellectual, social and emotional growth.

Mission


Becker Early Childhood Center provides a diverse environment rich with Jewish tradition and culture where children can grow and learn through experience and play. We encourage young children to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively, and physically while building a nurturing and safe community for the entire family.
 

Philosophy


To nurture children to grow intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically through a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment that respects each child. We encourage respect of others and the physical environment through the positive values of Judaism. We believe that young children learn through play and need the opportunity to investigate their interests in a meaningful way. Children's growth and development are both enhanced by the respectful individualized relationships built with their teachers as well as the relationships built between their teachers and parents.
 

Curriculum


The curriculum is always evolving as it prepares children to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. The Jewish component of our program encourages children to experience the positive values of Judaism in a synagogue setting at an early age. Each day incorporates a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor activity with quiet and active experiences that include Jewish customs and traditions, language arts, science, math, music, art, fine and gross motor play, health and safety, and social skills. Our goal for our students is to be confident, happy learners.
 

Licensing and Accreditation


Becker is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation. The director, assistant directors and teachers meet all requirements and standards set by the child care licensing branch of Texas Human Services and by NAEYC.