Who We Are
The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Hevreh offers child care and learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a vibrant, nurturing, creative and child-centered environment.
Early childhood experiences provide the foundation for a child’s lifetime.
Our play-based, emergent curriculum fosters exploration and cultivates children’s natural curiosity. Academics are integrated into our purposeful play. By providing opportunities for children to grow and to explore, we seek to spark the “I wonder” and “Aha” moments that are so valuable in a child’s development.
The Early Childhood Center at Hevreh is housed within Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, a Reform Jewish synagogue, and is open to all families within the community at large. Our small, intimate program allows teachers to provide lots of individual attention to the children. In addition to our small group setting, we benefit from our spacious grounds. Hevreh’s “backyard” includes a fenced area for outdoor play, as well as plenty of space to accommodate nature walks and outdoor activities.
September - June
July - August
Tuition assistance is available with thanks to the generous grants from the Jewish Women's Foundation and the Town of Great Barrington.
Hevreh also accepts Massachusetts childcare vouchers.
0 - 14 months
15 months- 2 years 8 months
2 years 9 months
How do I enroll?Families interested in enrolling can schedule a tour with the Director and later fill out an application. Once we have notified you that there is a space for your child, you will submit a non-refundable deposit of the first and last month of tuition to secure the space.
Do we need to be members of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire to attend the ECC?Our ECC serves the community at large. Families do not need to be Jewish nor do they need to be synagogue members for their child to attend the ECC. Members do receive priority enrollment as well as discounted synagogue membership.
Is the ECC at Hevreh a licensed early childhood center?Yes, the ECC at Hevreh is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine required?To protect our ECC community, all eligible children and their household members are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.