A joint program of Federation Early Learning Services and Beth El – Ner Tamid
Congregation Beth El – Ner Tamid is proud to partner with Federation Early Learning Services who are specialists in infant, toddler and preschool programs and having been serving the Jewish and secular communities for over a century. Our pre-school program, known as K’tonton, is ranked in the Top 3% of Delaware County Centers, and is both NAEYC accredited and a four-star Keystone Quality Preschool Program.
K’tonton Early Learning Center is an intimate and welcoming center staffed by an experienced teaching and administrative team. Content areas such as reading, math, science and art are integrated into a central theme that makes learning fun and meaningful.
Staff encourage children to learn through discovery and exploration. Parents are actively involved in the center and families develop strong connections. Our enclosed playground develops healthy bodies and minds. Children regularly use synagogue facilities and the Rabbi visits our classrooms to work with our kids. The Center’s diverse population adds to its already rich curriculum. Multicultural activities include the ethnic backgrounds of all of the children in the classroom.
- 6 week to 5 year olds
- Open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Keystone Star 4 program
- Experienced Staff
- Enrichment programs
- Onsite Program
- Clergy Involvement
- Weekly Hebrew lessons
- NAEYC Accredited
Meet our director:
Jennifer Lee has known that she wanted to teach young children for as long as she can remember. On weekends during her elementary school years, she even set up classrooms for the younger children in her neighborhood. Since then, she has honed her skills considerably and served as the Assistant Director at FELS’ Paley Early Learning Center (ELC) responsible for 186 children from infancy through Kindergarten; as the Paley School Age Supervisor responsible for three after school programs and a summer camp for 150 children. After completing her degree in education from the University of Valley Forge, she taught in a West Philadelphia private school and then at K’tonton ELC working with infants and young toddlers.
“I am thrilled to return to K’tonton Early Learning Center as the Center Director. Watching children grow, reach milestones, and develop personalities in such a short span of time captures my heart. This is truly my niche,” she said.
When not spending time with her husband and their furry friends, a dog named Watson and two cats named Pandemonium and Mayhem, Jen enjoys cooking, crafting and playing lots of board games.