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Early Childhood Center


About Us

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center is a safe, supportive, and positive environment for play-based learning and exploration. Infused with and inspired by Jewish traditions and values, our emergent curriculum fosters curiosity, confidence, and growth. Our team recognizes the individual strengths and abilities of each child and is dedicated to helping them reach their greatest potential. Most importantly, our classrooms are filled with learning, laughter, and love.

Just as every child's learning profile is unique, we also recognize the diverse childcare needs of every family. Whether you are looking for a full-day experience for your child, a part-time opportunity to enhance social skills, or something in between, TSECC has the perfect option for your family!

Meet the Director

Lindsay Dayan has loved every moment of being an early childhood educator since becoming a Pre-K teacher in 2003. She joined the Temple Sinai team in 2017, and proudly serves as our ECC Director.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Touro College. Her extensive studies in the field of psychology, coupled with her considerable experience in early childhood education, put Lindsay in the perfect position for leading Temple Sinai's ECC. Her sparkling and sunny personality permeates our entire program. Together with a team of dedicated and creative teachers, Lindsay is committed to providing your family with a loving and uniquely responsive experience She can't wait to welcome your child into our program.

Our Teachers

Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication, passion, and ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. TSECC screens all professional references and conducts through criminal background checks. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Staff also fulfill stringent professional development requirements annually. No other early childhood education provider can match the level of care, experience, and commitment found at TSECC.

Our Facility

TSECC is an intimate, nurturing, and safe environment where young children grow and learn. Our modern facility is filled with natural light and quality furnishings. The beautiful Erica Halpern Children's Learning Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art SMARTBoardĀ® Table, a puppet stage, and a fully stocked library. The Barry Family Culinary Arts Studio provides a wonderful space for experiential education in the realms of cooking and art.

All classrooms have flat screens to safely live stream contactless enrichments (yoga, music, movement, and phonics) by top early childcare specialists. 

The indoor gym is outiftted with gross motor equipment, a climbing wall, and a ballet barre.

Our two outdoor playgrounds are designed for distinct age groups and are equipped with apparatus appropriate to their developmental stages.


Children require proper nutrition to maintain a high level of interest and energy throughout the day. Families are welcome to pack lunch and snacks for their children, or, they may purchase catered lunches through TSECC. We offer a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, including calcium-rich food to help nourish the children's growing minds and bodies. The menu is planned by our Registered Dietitian and satisfies all applicable federal and state nutrition guidelines, not to mention, it is delicious!

Educational Programs

Click on the individual age groups to learn more:

Infants - 6 weeks-12 months

Toddlers - 12-20 months

Twos - two-years-old by December 1

Threes - three-years-old by December 1

Fours - four-years-old by December 1


Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Wed, January 27 2021 14 Sh'vat 5781