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Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center


COVID-19 Update:

July 1, 2020:

Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Pinellas County, Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center will not reopen until deemed safe by our medical advisors on or after September 1.   Our decisions are always motivated by our concern for the health and safety of all members of our community.  The Board will schedule a Workshop before August 1 in order for all congregants interested in the future of the Preschool to hear and discuss the Preschool Committee’s presentation of its reopening plan including proposed programmatic offerings as well as measures to increase enrollment and make the school more financially viable.  


 

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Pauline Rivkind Preschool Direct Line: 727.302.9668

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Children ages 8 weeks through VPK and their families thrive in our “home away from home.” We focus on child-centered and developmentally appropriate play-based learning facilitated through art, science, Hebrew language, math, and emergent literacy.  
All are welcome!

The Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center has been serving families in the community since 1958. 

 

Our Mission Statement

The Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center is dedicated to providing an outstanding early childhood education program that emphasizes Jewish life and values in a caring, developmentally appropriate, and stimulating environment. Partnering with our families, our goal is to provide our students with a strong social and pre-academic foundation that encourages a life-long love of learning.

We believe:

  • In educating the whole child by nurturing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
  • In fostering independence and creativity, and appreciating each child’s individual needs and talents.
  • Preschool is a time for children and their families to strengthen their connection to Judaism and its traditions.
  • Preschool is when children form friendships that last a lifetime.

Philosophy

Where education is a work of heart!

Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center is committed to offering a safe, caring, and stimulating environment in which children can explore and learn by experiencing creative hands-on and age-appropriate activities presented by qualified professional staff. Our curriculum is carefully designed to coincide with stages in all areas of children’s development: physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and creative.

Children are encouraged to develop their minds and bodies through creative play in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Pauline Rivkind Preschool welcomes families of all faiths and ethnic origins to the program.

Our teachers offer many opportunities for children to practice physical skills, to learn problem-solving, to gain knowledge of their environment, and to practice interacting effectively with others. We help stimulate a child’s natural curiosity so he/she will develop a lifetime love of learning.

It is our goal to establish an organized facility with open communication between the administration, staff, and parents, in support of a positive environment for all. Parents are an important part of children’s learning experiences; we are partners in the education and care of our children.

We are dedicated to enriching children’s experiences in Jewish heritage. Jewish learning is enhanced as children experience Jewish traditions and special Shabbat and holiday celebrations.

Meet PRECEC 

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Our warm and energetic team of educators are dedicated to our children and families and to nurturing a supportive environment of respect in all areas of our Center.

Every member of our staff has had a Local Background Screening, a Level II FBI screening, has been fingerprinted, has CPR and First Aid Training, Fire Safety Training, has HIPAA Certification, has a High School Diploma, and has obtained at least 40 clock hours in the field of Early Childhood Education from the FL Department of Children and Families.

(YE indicates Years of Professional Experience in the Early Childhood Field)

Alisha Buchanan-Gooch: PRECEC Director
National CDA, National Administrative Director’s Credential, Pursuant of AA Degree, 9YE

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