Early Learning Center

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Happy Campers at Temple Israel, located in The Moe Gimp Early Learning Center, offers Tulsa and surrounding communities the finest child care that Tulsa has to offer.  We accept children ages 6 weeks to five years of age, and provide parents an opportunity to view their children in the early learning center, through a closed circuit internet connection.

At Happy Campers at Temple Israel, we utilize a child-centered philosophy and partner with our families to provide a quality educational experience in a nurturing environment.  Our highly trained staff works to get to know each individual child and his/her cognitive and developmental needs, while seeking input from families to make the home and school transition smooth and communication open for the success of the child.  Through a balance of developmental play and planned educational activities, our students learn best through doing–all while having fun and expressing themselves creatively.  We start the foundation for learning when our students are infants–bonding and connecting.  When they become toddlers, the focus is self help and self recognition and then during the twos, we build upon independence and language skills.  The three year olds start making cognitive connections and experience the beginnings of social skills. Finally in PreK, students start connecting all the tools from every stage to form a strong foundation for early reading preparation to prepare for kindergarten. 

Our teachers conduct conferences twice a year in order to build a strong home and school team.  We want to keep parents informed about what their child(ren) is learning, developmental milestones that are being worked on, and suggest skills that can be practiced at home. We believe that our child-centered philosophy will foster a love for learning in these ever important early childhood years.

Happy Campers at Temple Israel includes a strong Jewish preschool component including Shabbat every Friday, celebration of Jewish holidays, and weekly lessons about Jewish culture, values and stories with Jennifer Lorch, Director of Youth and Education at Temple Israel, and the Rabbis.  We also offer extra curricular experiences in which the children can enroll, including Fun Bus, Amazing Athletes, music, and dance.

We are open from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and have full and part time programs available. A 10% discount is given to all Temple members.  Please contact Staci Walkup, Director, or Cindy Alonso, Owner, for more information, or to schedule a tour of our programs (918-747-3122) or happycamperstempleisrael@gmail.com.  You may also visit our website at happycampersacademy.com.