Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School

West Houston Preschool and Merfish Family Infant Care Program

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About Us

Welcome to the Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School (EBECS).  Our program is one of West Houston’s finest preschools. Our caring professional staff provides high quality infant and child care.

We are a 4-Star Texas Rising Star School and a satellite campus of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.  We are committed to providing a nurturing environment where young children learn through an emergent curriculum founded in play.

At the Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School we celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions through Shabbat, Havdalah and holiday celebrations. Our child initiated and teacher led experiences allow us to incorporate Jewish values and customs into daily learning.

Other features of EBECS include small class sizes.

Our Philosophy

Children learn through active investigation of their environment and in partnership with peers and teachers. For young children, academic and social-emotional learning is developed as children construct their knowledge through hands-on individual and group educational experiences.

Our teachers help children become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners, while aiding in their social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. We maintain a low child-to-teacher ratio with talented, credentialed educators who foster self-reliance, independence and self-regulation.

Our programs are designed to help each child:

  • Develop a positive self-concept and confidence
  • Inspire curiosity and inquiry
  • Create a positive Jewish identity
  • Form trusting relationships
  • Increase self-regulation and independence
  • Utilize critical thinking skills
  • Enhance executive functioning skills
  • Develop cognitive, social, physical and language skills necessary for lifelong learning


The curriculum and learning available at the Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School are enriched through community and curriculum-based partnerships with local and national organizations. These relationships help our school provide children with unique learning opportunities and our staff with ongoing professional development. Currently we partner with the following organizations:

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Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School
1120 Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079 (MAP)
Hours | Mon–Fri 7:00 AM–6:00 PM