Early Learning Center Faculty

The Early Learning Center at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA has amazing faculty and staff who have been with the ELC programs for many years. It is common for the same teacher to have the opportunity to nurture all of the children within one family throughout many years. We are working hard on creating new profiles for each of our teachers and staff members. Please check back soon or contact us with any questions.

Stephanie Lerner, Early Learning Center Director

Early Learning Center Director

Stephanie Lerner

Stephanie joined the ELC in July 2020 after more than 17 years as a teacher in the field of early childhood education. During her tenure as a teacher, Stephanie has had experience working in classrooms of all ages, from infants to pre-kindergarten. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Connecticut, and a M.Ed from Lesley University in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts.  She has studied the Reggio approach to early childhood education in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and spent a summer teaching preschool in Taichung, Taiwan.

Stephanie is passionate about the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy of education, in which teachers and parents work as partners in their children’s education. She understands the importance of creating an environment with parents and teachers that will inspire creativity, curiosity and foster a sense of wonder in children. She finds great joy in working with teachers to design rich provocations and invitations for learning that will allow children to engage deeply in the world around them.

Stephanie lives in Framingham with her husband, Abraham, and two young children, Gabrielle and Micah. She is delighted that she and her family have found a home here as part of the Temple Shir Tikva community.

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Marissa Kaye, Early Learning Center Administrator

Early Learning Center Administrator

Marissa Kaye