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Frequently Asked Questions: Wilshire Boulevard Temple Early Childhood Centers

General Questions

Do I need to join Wilshire Boulevard Temple?

You do not have to be a member of the Temple to take Baby & Me classes, but you do need to join to send your child to Nursery School.

What is the sick policy?

All children must be healthy to remain at school. If your child is sick, please keep him/her home. Children need to be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication before returning. Depending on the illness, a note from your pediatrician may be required in order for your child to return.

My child has an allergy or other health concern. How will that be handled?

We take allergies and other health issues very seriously. For example, if your child is allergic to peanuts, his or her whole class will become peanut-free. We communicate with the teachers and parents to apprise them of the situation and we do everything we can for you and your child, to ensure your child’s health and safety.

Does my child need to be vaccinated?

Yes. All children must have current immunizations to attend both Baby & Me classes and the Nursery School.

How do I visit the school? Are there tours?

There are many tour dates in the both the fall and spring and we would love to meet you!


How do you handle discipline?

We use conflict resolution to work through any conflicts or behavioral challenges that may arise. We do not use “time outs” at school.

Does my child have to be potty-trained?

No. When your child becomes interested in toilet training, our teachers and directors will work with you to help support your child through this process.

Are you accredited?

We are accredited by the NAEYC, the highest accreditation possible for early childhood education in the country. Learn more.

Baby & Me

What kind of classes do you offer?

Classes are for babies and toddlers from birth to 2 ½ years old. 

Who may attend with my child?

For our discussion-based classes, we require a parent or relative to attend with your child. For our art, sensory, and music classes, we welcome caregivers or a family member. We offer toddler transition classes where parents can leave when the children are ready.

What is the schedule?

Our classes run from September-February and February-July. Due to enrollments with availability, some classes do take new students at any time during the semester. Please contact the office for further information on class availability mid-semester.

How much does it cost?

Cost varies depending on the class you choose.

Do you offer makeup classes?

We offer pre-arranged make-up classes. If your child’s nap changes and space permits, we will do our best to accommodate a new classroom time.

Nursery School

Do we have to be Jewish to attend Nursery School?

One parent must be Jewish in order to attend our schools. We welcome interfaith and mixed marriages.

What is the schedule?

Do you offer early drop off?

Yes. Early morning drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. at both of our campuses.

Do you offer extended day/after-school enrichment activities?

Yes. We offer enrichment until 2:30 p.m. at both sites. We also offer super extended day at Glazer (East) until 5 p.m. At Mann (West), we offer a 3:10 p.m. pickup. There is an extra cost for extended day.

Do you ever have mid-year openings?

Yes. If you are interested mid-year in joining our program, please call us to inquire about space.

Do you have an open door policy?

Yes. We welcome our parents and caregivers into our school.

What is your approach to separation?

We work with children to make a comfortable transition from home to school. Separation is a process, not a problem. Each child is allowed to separate at his or her own pace.

Is hot lunch available? What about snacks?

Nutritious hot lunch and snacks are included in tuition. Our farm-to-table food has no GMO’s and is hormone free. Kosher options are available, and we accommodate for allergies.

What is the dismissal policy?

All children must be signed in and signed out by an adult over 18 years of age with a full legible signature.

What are your student-to-teacher ratios?

Our ratios are excellent and surpass all licensing requirements. Ratio may vary depending on the age range of the children in the classroom.

How long does your program run?

Our Nursery School runs from September – July

How long do children play outside for?

Children play outside at least 45 minutes per day for those who stay from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. If children stay for full day, they play outside twice a day, or three times for those who stay for super extended stay.

Do you nap children?

Napping in our school is an option for children who nap. For non-nappers, we offer a quiet time where children will do yoga and learn to rest their bodies.

Who are your teachers? Do your teachers have degrees?

Education is important to our school. Our faculty goes above and beyond the qualifications for the state of CA. All of our teachers have childcare permits; most have at least a bachelor’s degree, and many have their master’s degree.


How old does my child have to be to attend Nursery School?

We start children as early as 18 months at Glazer (East), and at 2 years of age at Mann (West). To be in the two’s program, they must be 2 by August 31 of the year they enter school.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes. Learn more!

How do I apply?

We are happy to offer rolling admissions.

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Is there an application fee?

Yes, our application fee is $175.

When is the application deadline?

Deadline for application is December 1 right before the September your child would enter Nursery School.

When will I know if I got in?

Acceptance notification takes place in January.

Is there a multi-child discount?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a multi-child discount.

Still have questions? We're happy to help! Please contact us using the form below or give us a call at our respective campuses: West (424) 208-8900 or East (213) 835-2125