The Congregation Beth Elohim Early Learning Center (CBE ELC) celebrates childhood by employing an emergent curriculum interpreted through the lens of Jewish values.
At a Glance
15 Months to Six Years
Full Day and Part Day
Full Week and Part Week
Full Year and School Year
School Vacation Programs
Afternoon Enrichment Classes
Director and Professional Educators Learn more
Student : Teacher Ratio
Meets or exceeds Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care guidelines
CBE Early Learning Center was lovingly established in 2013 by a group of educators, parents, and congregants who recognized the need to retain an excellent early care and education program at Congregation Beth Elohim after JCCs of Greater Boston, who had rented space from CBE for 10 years, did not renew their lease.
In the fall of 2012, the Preschool Advisory Council was formed with a mission of creating a community-oriented preschool where children of all backgrounds could learn, play, and thrive while integrating Jewish values and traditions into a play-based curriculum. The passions of the committee members, who had diverse backgrounds in regular education, special education, law, social work, and other disciplines, were evident as the group worked diligently to create a program of the highest quality. CBE Early Learning Center is grateful to JCCs of Greater Boston for the gift of all the materials and structures that had been purchased for the former program over the years.
Now, with an experienced director on board, and teachers who are both new to our program and who came from the former JCC staff, CBE Early Learning Center is energized by many of the well established traditions and practices from JCC, but also a fresh perspective in tune with the needs of the ELC families. Congregation Beth Elohim is proud to offer a preschool of the highest quality with the availability of extended hours to fit the needs of today’s single and dual-income households to the families of Acton, Boxborough, Concord, Maynard, Sudbury, Stow, Westford and other communities.