Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE)

The Diane K. Trust Center for Early Education of Temple Ohabei Shalom (TCEE) is a cheerful, sun-filled, state-of-the-art facility in a historic building, supported by Boston’s oldest congregation. Through discovery, exploration, and wonder, our emergent, play-based curriculum provides children plentiful opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and allows each child to grow at their own pace. We are a neighborhood program, dedicated to creating an environment that nurtures relationships among families and builds a welcoming and meaningful Jewish community.

We offer extended hours and flexible schedules in order to address the needs of modern working families. Busy parents can feel confident about leaving their children for a full day under the attentive supervision provided by our warm and nurturing teachers and staff.

The mission of the TCEE is to foster the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of our children in a safe, loving, nurturing environment infused with Jewish values. TCEE exists to impart a love of learning; to develop children’s skills, independence, and self-confidence; and to engage families in our vibrant Jewish community. Our unique early childhood program supports and contributes to Temple Ohabei Shalom’s mission of promoting lifelong Jewish learning and building and enhancing the Brookline Jewish community.

Our Goal
The Diane K. Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE) of Temple Ohabei Shalom provides the building blocks for each child to develop a love of learning that will serve as the foundation for their personal journey of discovery and wonder. Your child will participate in a program of individualized activities, anchored in the developmental stages and needs of young children, in a nurturing bayit (home)-like setting created by a team of caring and dedicated professionals, all within an inclusive community that encourages Jewish identity and respect for social values.

Our Philosophy
TCEE supports the growth of young children through a developmental, play-based curriculum that recognizes and addresses the individual needs (social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive) of students, and creates opportunities to allow each child to grow at their own pace. At the Trust Center, we borrow from the best of many schools of early educational thought, including Reggio-Emilia and Montessori, to provide children with a well-rounded program that meets the distinct needs of every learner.

Our highly qualified, nurturing teaching staff is able to take advantage of our low student/teacher ratios to carefully get to know each child’s strengths, interests, and areas for growth. While we work carefully to weave appropriate pre-academic skills into our daily play-based curriculum, we also understand that social and emotional growth are equally important areas of early learning, and devote a significant amount of our time to helping students develop these key skills.

We also strive to build partnerships with parents by creating open and easily accessible channels of communication between parents, teachers, the TCEE Administrative Team, and synagogue clergy and staff.

For more information about TCEE’s program offerings, curriculum, and registration process, please visit www.tceebrookline.org or email educationoffice@ohabei.org