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January 2023 News

In November, the Monica Lynne Neidorff Early Childhood Center experienced its first family program at the new center. A few days before Thanksgiving, children, parents, and grandparents joined together in the sanctuary for a fall musical sing-along with Ms. Karen. She sang songs that expressed thankfulness for gathering, including her "Todah Rabah "(thank you) song, a song about leaves changing color and falling to the ground, a song about...Read more...

November 2022 News

Fall is always such a wonderful time for our ECC. All of our classes have officially settled into this school year and have gotten acquainted with teachers, friends, and class routine. As you walk down the hallway, classrooms are decorated for Fall. Trees displayed in classroom windows that once had green leaves are now adorned with red, orange, yellow and brown leaves. Some of the leaves are dangling from the trees and some have fallen on the...Read more...

September 2022 News

We had a wonderful summer at Monica Lynne Neidorff ECC. Classes spent time exploring weekly themes through books that covered a variety of topics including feelings, music, friendship, and so much more. Classes also spent as much time as they could outside and had a lot of fun splishing and splashing in the water sprinklers.   Everyone was so excited to start the new school year. Prior to school starting teachers attended professional...Read more...

July 2022 News

On Friday, May 20th, we had a wonderful Starfish graduation ceremony. It was our first official program celebrated in our new building. In the Sanctuary, families gathered and listened with joyful hearts as the Starfish children demonstrated their accomplishments. They sang songs they learned throughout the school year and performed a movement play based on the story “Ship-Shape Shop”.   Our summer camp theme this year is “A...Read more...

May 2022 News

MLNECC has been filled with such fun and excitement the last couple of months. In March, classes celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a week filled with silly dress up days and a classroom door decorating contest. Classes also got to listen to many books written by Dr. Seuss and on his birthday, March 2nd, classes could be overheard singing “Happy Birthday.” On Purim, children and teachers dressed up in costumes and paraded behind Ms....Read more...

March 2022 News

In January, classes celebrated Tu B’Shevat. Throughout the week, lots of singing of “Happy Birthday to the trees” could be heard in the hallways. Teachers brought in planters and parsley seeds for the children to plant in the hopes that they sprout in time for Passover. Classes also learned about the parts of a tree and were able to make their own trees in a variety of ways. Our infant class’s trees were made by teachers painting their...Read more...

January 2022 News

We had a wonderful fall season of learning here at Monica Lynne Neidorff Early Childhood Center. During circle time classes could be heard singing songs about autumn leaves falling to the ground, listening to stories read to them, and “raking” up fake leaves scattered around the room into piles. Classes also spent time going on outdoor scavenger excursions searching for colorful leaves, acorns, and twigs that they brought back to their rooms...Read more...

November 2021 News

We are so fortunate and blessed to have started our 2021-2022 school year in our new center. To witness the pure joy and excitement of the staff, children, and families arriving to school that first day was a truly incredible experience. Parents gleaming with smiles as they pulled up in the carpool line to drop their child/children off. Glancing at teachers happily awaiting the children’s arrival to carry or hold hands to walk them across the...Read more...

September 2021 ECC News

We are so excited to be starting our 2021-2022 school year off in the very first Jewish childhood center in Clayton. We have realized over our many years in operation that one of the things that our families really appreciate in addition to our warm, nurturing environment and educational philosophy is our location. Many of the families that already send their child/children to our program work in Clayton and are so happy that the new center is...Read more...

July 2021 ECC News

What an extraordinary last couple months we have had here at Kol Rinah ECC. We got to meet our Shinshin from Israel, Evyatar. Even though we didn't get to spend as much time getting to know him as we have our other Shinshin that have come to teach us about Israel, we really enjoyed the time we did have and the activities that he did with the Penguin and Starfish classes.  We also celebrated our Starfish class as they closed one chapter of...Read more...
Fri, January 27 2023 5 Shevat 5783