Parents Page & Resources
We encourage parents to get involved with the Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) to the extent that they are able to do so. There are many different levels of participation. We understand that some parents have a lot of time and energy to commit while others are more limited.
The Parents Committee provides guidance to the Director of Early Childhood Education. The chairperson of this committee must be a Beth Or member, while commitee members are comprised of CECE parents who may or may not be members of the synagogue. The committee meets approximately every other month in the evening and is involved with strategic planning, fundraisers and mitzvah projects.
For more information about this committee or how to get more involved, please e-mail our committee chair, Heather Fischer.
Parent Resources & Forms
Please download the family handbook for information.
Inclement Weather Announcements
In case of a weather situation that necessitates the closing/late opening of the CECE, we will post an announcement on our closed CECE Facebook group page, the home page of the Beth Or website, send an e-mail blast and an announcement through the Remind app to our CECE distribution list in as timely a manner as possible.
We host events throughout the year that are beloved by our children and CECE families! Below, scroll through a description of some of our favorites! Check the website calendar for upcoming dates, or contact your child's teacher.
High Holy Days Family and Tot Services - An interactive and lively service geared toward young children and their families. All CECE families are welcome to come and enjoy.
Sukkot Family Festival of Fun - School may be closed but the fun doesn’t stop! We hold exciting activities such as music and crafts in and around our Beth Or Sukkah. This fun morning blends multi-generations together to share in the joy of this harvest holiday.
Munchkin Minyan Services and Dinners - These Shabbat services bring together families from each age group for a “mini” service filled with singing, stories and fun. The service is followed by a pasta/pot luck dinner so families have the opportunity to sit down for a Shabbat meal together and share in joy of the start of a relaxing weekend.
Classroom Chanukah Candle Lighting - During each morning of Chanukah, the classes come together in the Sanctuary to light the Menorah and recite the prayers. It is a time for the children to learn the ritual of lighting the candles, saying the prayers and reflecting in the beauty of the glow of the menorah from the bema.
Purim Shpiel and Parade - Anything goes at Purim time! Each class makes their way in their Purim costumes to the Sanctuary in a parade while families line the “parade route”. Once the parade is over, the children are witness to a one-of-a-kind Purim Shpiel involving members of the clergy and senior staff.
Muffins and Mavens - Special women in the lives of our children are welcomed for a muffin breakfast in our Social Hall. Great conversations with all that attend abound!
Dudes and Donuts - Special men in the lives of our children are welcome to join them for a donut breakfast in our Social Hall. It is a wonderful and varied group that attend this function – from young dads to zaydes!
Bubbes and Bagels- Special grandparents are welcome to join our children for a bagel breakfast in our Social Hall. Nowhere does the term “l’dor va’dor” stand up more eloquently than in this room during this special moment.
Israel Week - We celebrate Yom Ha’atzma’ut with a week filled of Israel themed activities. The children “fly on an airplane” with their “passports” in hand and “visit” different cities in Israel. Lessons are geared to the city that they are visiting and whether it’s our infant room or our pre-k room, the children are excited about their journey to our homeland!
Bike Day - Get your helmets ready! Children bring their bikes to school and ride our bike path. Emergency vehicles come to school for hand on experiences with our special community helpers. The Beth Or town shops open for children to learning about different parts of our community.