“Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss



History & Philosophy

Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education (NCECE) at Congregation B’nai Israel was founded in October of 1989 and has grown to a program serving approximately 400 children and their families. The school has been credited with numerous awards and certifications including:

  • The Gold Seal of Excellence Award given by the Department of Children and Families
  • The Eco-Healthy Child Care Certificate awarded by the Oregon Environmental Council
  • The Award of Excellence awarded by Family Central
  • APPLE Accreditation
  • Nickelodeon’s Best Preschool in South Florida Award
  • The Best of Boca Award for Preschools in 2014 awarded by the Boca Raton Award Program

At NCECE, we provide children a safe, warm, nurturing environment in which our children will grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. Our children are taught through play and structured activities. Children work and have fun, make discoveries, meet new challenges, and learn to make their own decisions. We encourage them to develop as independent individuals. Our educational approach is developmental, offering hands-on activities and age-appropriate materials that encourage creativity and self-expression.

Our dedicated staff nurtures and guides each student to foster a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. We believe that parents play a valuable part in the process. Their cooperation and input in school, plus their support at home, are all a part of the success of our program. Together, we build a strong foundation for our children’s success.

To learn more about Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education at Congregation B’nai Israel, please contact Rebeca Rosenblatt.

Leadership & Staff

Linda Harris, Director of Early Childhood EducationLinda Harris

Director of Early Childhood Education
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Linda Harris has been in the field of education for more than 45 years, and specifically in early childhood education since 1981. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Primary and Elementary Education and a Master’s of Science in Early Childhood Administration. She also has a Florida Advanced Directors’ credential.

Linda was the Director of Ramat Shalom, a preschool in south Florida, for 9 years, and has also taught preschool through eighth grade. Linda has served on the Jewish Education Commission, Jewish Education Task Force for South Palm Beach County, was president of the Jewish Council of Early Childhood Directors, past president of ORT and past vice president of the Jewish Council of Early Childhood Educators. Linda is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association of Temple Educators. She has also been selected for “Who’s Who?” among early childhood administrators.

In 1993, Linda became the Director of Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education at Congregation B’nai Israel. Under her leadership, NCECE continues to grow and thrive.

Linda has two married children, Samantha and Scott, and six grandchildren.

Rebeca Rosenblatt, Admissions & Two Year Old CoordinatorRebeca Rosenblatt

Admissions & Two Year Old Coordinator
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Karen Forster, Baby Center CoordinatorKaren Forster

Baby Center Coordinator
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Debbie Goldsmith, Programming & Purchasing CoordinatorDebbie Goldsmith

Programming & Purchasing Coordinator
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Debbie Stein, Financial CoordinatorDebbie Stein

Financial Coordinator
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Jill Forst, Administrative SpecialistJill Forst

Administrative Specialist
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Laurie Siegel, ReceptionistLaurie Siegel

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Jayne Alexander, Accounting AssistantJayne Alexander