About Our ECC

Tikvat Israel ECC (formerly known as Broadman-Kaplan Early Childhood Center of Tikvat Israel) is a preschool and child care center located in Rockville, MD and licensed and accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. Our high-quality Jewish early childhood program serves children ages 14 months to 5 years old and offers flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of families.

Our ECC Family is a close-knit group of inquisitive children, nurturing educators and supportive families, and is part of the larger synagogue community of Tikvat Israel Congregation. At Tikvat Israel ECC, we welcome children, families and educators from all cultures and religions into our values-based Jewish preschool program.

Our balanced approach to early childhood education brings together elements of The Creative Curriculum® play-based philosophy and features multi-sensory lessons in the areas of literacy, math and letter formation from the Get Set for School Curriculum by Handwriting Without Tears®.  By incorporating exploration of the indoor and outdoor environments and exposure to a variety of materials, we ensure that the children have opportunities to engage in discovery play and targeted learning activities.

At Tikvat Israel ECC, we create a strong foundation from year to year as we help move your child towards social, emotional and pre-academic Kindergarten Readiness. Through multi-sensory activities, engaging materials and responsiveness to children’s interests, we support them in becoming enthusiastic lifelong learners.

We invite you to see for yourself what sets Tikvat Israel ECC apart from other area preschool and childcare centers.

For information and to arrange a tour, please contact ECC Director Debbie Ungar at 301-251-0455 or email .