Our Mission

Mission Statement





It is the mission of the Early Childhood Education Center at Congregation Or Ami that each child will develop a passion for learning and a love of Jewish living as he or she grows socially, academically and spiritually.

Therefore, the ECE Center at Congregation Or Ami is dedicated to working with families to ensure that each child:

  • Interacts socially in positive ways
  • Participates in developmentally appropriate academic activities
  • Practices core Jewish values
  • Is prepared to enter Kindergarten at the appropriate time


Each child will grow socially through:

  • A positive sense of self created in a warm, safe and nurturing environment
  • An ability to interact respectfully with others and solve problems peacefully
  • The appreciation of diversity in our community
  • The development of independent life skills


Each child will grow academically through:

  • A foundation for ongoing learning based on a progressive, experiential and play-based curriculum
  • Outdoor and indoor play, encompassing both gross and fine motor skills
  • Opportunities to discover individual potential through academic learning and original and stimulating creative arts and sports programs
  • Meaningful exploration of the world around us


Each child will grow spiritually through:

  • A connection to Jewish and Israeli culture, language and heritage
  • The expression of core Jewish values which include Tikun Olam (repairing the world), Tz’dakah (acting justly with others), and Mitzvot (fulfilling sacred obligations)
  • The encouragement of children and their families to participate in Shabbat and Jewish holiday celebrations and to involve them in the synagogue and Jewish community

The ECE Center at Congregation Or Ami admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  The ECE Center at Congregation Or Ami is an equal opportunity care provider.