Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center (IHC-ECC) is committed to giving toddlers through kindergartners varied and rich opportunities for growth and development. We believe in providing an environment of love, learning, and play, which is greatly enhanced by our Jewish values.
Address: 6501 N Meridian St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 254-2186
Q&A with Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center:
What makes Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center unique?
We are proud of the close-knit community we have created. This has allowed our staff to build forever relationships with families. Our staff and our families treat each other like family.
What is IHC-ECC’s educational philosophy?
We are a Jewish based program that offers children a play-based learning environment.
What is the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center’s age/grade range?
We have children from ages 1 yr through kindergarten.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
We start enrollment for 2021/2022 school year in Jan 2021. We start summer enrollment March 2021.
Currently, our hours are Mon-Fri 8:30-3 pm. We offer part and full-time options. We hope to return to 7-5:45 pm in summer 2021.
How many children are in each class? How are children divided up?
We follow state ratio for our classrooms. Children are divided up by their birthdays. We typically keep children 3-4 months apart.
What is the teacher/child ratio?
- 1 yr old 4 :1
- 2’s: 6:1
- 3’s 8:1
- 4’s 10:1
- K 12:1
What are the teacher’s credentials?
Lead teachers had their CDA or early childhood background.
Is parental participation required?
We do not require parent participation but may ask for volunteers if available.
How do teachers communicate with parents? How often do parents receive updates?
The administration will communicate weekly with a newsletter with important current/upcoming information. Teachers use classroom apps like See Saw and Class Dojo to communicate throughout the week.
Does IHC-ECC offer support for students with special needs?
We are willing to work with families to make accommodations on a case by case situation.
How much time do the children spend outside?
We go outside 32 and above. Children have a morning and afternoon playground time around 20 minutes each. Teachers are encouraged to take walks and explore our campus throughout the day.
Are meals and/or snacks provided?
We are a nut-free school. We provide an AM, lunch, and PM snack.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
We would like 3’s and older to be potty trained but willing to work with the child to reach this goal.
What enrichment programs/activities are offered?
Currently, we are not allowing outside vendors. In a pre-COVID life, we offered Cross-Fit and Yoga.
We have adapted to in-house specials to include Hebrew, movement, science, library, and music.
What are Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center’s safety policies? What extra safety measures is Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We have increased our cleaning procedures. Teachers are required to wear a mask throughout the day. Students 3 and older wear a mask throughout the day with breaks during meals and outside recess. 2’s are required to wear a mask to enter/exit the building but have a break in their assigned classrooms. We are only allowing teachers and students in the building. Parents use our carpool line to drop off and pick up.
Who should parents contact for more information about Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center?
Angela Eubanks -Interim Director 317-254-2186 [email protected]
Although our program is based on Jewish values, we welcome everyone!