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ECE CARES is dedicated exclusively to our Early Childhood Education (ECE) community and is an offshoot of Temple Aliyah’s larger Community of Caring. The objective is for our ECE families to feel supported and cared for on their journey through preschool. This program specifically supports families coping with bereavement, adjusting to newborns, as well as dealing with any significant illness that may arise.

Asking for help can be difficult, but please don’t be shy! We are here for you and want your experience at Temple Aliyah to be one of greatness. Confidentiality is our utmost concern and we also respect if you choose to keep your life events private.

We have found that the meal trains are most effective when done centrally by us. If an illness, birth, or bereavement arises in the ECE community, please contact the ECE office and Community of Caring Director, Lisa Cobey Lopez, Llopez@templealiyah.org or 818-346-3545, ext. 240. We will then reach out directly to the family to figure out the level of assistance needed.

To learn more about what the Temple’s Community of Caring program does or to volunteer, please visit: www.templealiyah.org/showyoucare

Procedures for the ECE CARES program:

Bereavement - We set up a weeklong meal train just for the ECE community as needed. This is sent to the room mom chair of the family or teacher impacted who then emails it to all the room moms for our ECE classes. Signups are voluntary and hot lunch purchases are encouraged.

Illness - Is on an as-needed basis. These are typically setup when a parent is recovering from surgery or a child has a serious illness or injury so that we can support the family. We want to set up a meal train that is catered for your family.

New Births - Optional at the discretion of the room parents and class, they may use the mitzvah fund to send a meal and small gift to the family.

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