MMA Early Learning Center

The MMA ELC in Scottsdale lovingly serves Jewish children, ages six weeks – kindergarten.

The MMA ELC features 4 different programs:

  • Infant classroom (Six Weeks – 12 months)
  • Toddlers (12 – 36 months)
  • Preschool (3 – 5 years old)
  • Kindergarten

We are a boutique school and pride ourselves in small class sizes, with each child being treated as a very special member of our family.

The MMA ELC curriculum is an integration of academics, life skills, social emotional development, and a strong, happy Jewish foundation. We feature a loving, nurturing environment that promotes holistic education and a love of learning as the critical building blocks for lifelong academic excellence.

Building Heroes

What makes the MMA ELC different?

At Menachem Mendel Academy’s Early Learning Center, our curriculum is designed to equip our students to thrive in today’s world, while simultaneously preparing them to be the Leaders of Tomorrow. Our curriculum includes traditional Jewish knowledge and wisdom, outstanding academics, social-emotional wellness, daily life skills, and character development, all within a child-focused, loving and creative learning environment.

Proprietary Curriculum

Our Executive Leadership Team is hard at work building our own proprietary Project-Based Learning curriculum which  includes developmentally appropriate, engaging and child-centered teaching that involves a dynamic approach to learning where young children acquire a deeper knowledge of concepts through active exploration of real world challenges and problems.  Children creatively and collaboratively solve concrete problems through the guidance and facilitation of experienced and caring early childhood educators in a spirit of fun, passion, and joy!

Dual-Language Immersion

Our Early Learning Center incorporates a language immersion program, with instruction taught in both English and Hebrew. All areas of study are done in both English and Hebrew creating bilingual learners. Studies show that children who are introduced to a second language at an early age are typically more creative than their counterparts who can only communicate in their first language. It has also been found the cognitive skills they learn can lead to better academic outcomes.

Click here to download a summary of some of the many benefits of a dual-language program.

Integrated Jewish Studies

Our Jewish curriculum is taught and modeled throughout the entire day.  Students learn about the Jewish holidays and calendar, Shabbat, and the unique Jewish culture.  They will grow with a healthy love of Hashem, love of all Jews around the world, and love for the land of Israel.

Plant-Based Kosher Meals

In addition to our academic and Jewish studies, MMA ELC offers high quality, kosher, plant-based snacks and lunches, prepared fresh daily on site by our in-house chef. It is our belief that not only must we take care of our minds, but also take care of our bodies using delicious and healthy ingredients that keep our whole body healthy.

MMA is proud to offer the only kosher, organic, plant-based, sustainable school food program in the country.

Enrichment Activities

Special Enrichment Activities will be planned throughout the year that are designed to enhance the themes and curriculum while furthering their early childhood development.

Keeping You in the Loop

We work hard to keep you updated on the progress, development, and activities of your little one throughout the day.

We share fun snapshots of their precious moments throughout the day to help you stay connected. We also log and share their eating, sleeping, and diaper details.

In addition, we post our monthly menu, weekly curriculum, and daily schedule.

Our Team of Educators and Administrators believe in open communication as one of the many keys to the ongoing success of your child, so if there is anything you’d ever like to ask or discuss…just ask!

We are now open for enrollment.

Click here to learn more about our enrollment process.

Click here to schedule a tour of our Early Learning Center.

Click here to read the story of our preschool opening in the Arizona Jewish News.