Our Early Childhood program is centered around developmentally appropriate activities that encourage the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of each child. The philosophy behind our curriculum is that children learn best by doing and playing. We believe that true learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn first hand about the world in which we live. Our center based classrooms provide hands-on opportunities for children to learn through play.
We are excited to introduce our NEW Kindergarten program. We offer a Full-Day program from 8:30 am-4:00 pm with drop off from 8:15-8:30 and pick up from 4:00-4:15.
Our kindergarten year provides students with a developmentally appropriate education that lays the foundation for success in reading, writing, and math. Students gain knowledge in these subject areas through participating in a center-based classroom where students learn through PLAY.
Our Math curriculum follows common core standards and focuses on learning through experience. In our math center, the students practice math concepts they have learned in a small group setting using hands-on materials.
Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is utilized to teach hand-writing and reinforces letter recognition. We teach letters in a developmental order which helps children master the skill of letter formation. We teach capitals first, and then lowercase letters. All letters are taught in small groups of similar formation. Children master the easier letter groups, and then move to the more complex letters groups.
The Handwriting Without Tears® program teaches a simple, clean, vertical style of printing that is easiest for children. The HWT printing style helps children succeed in handwriting.
Our Reading program is based on building phonemic awareness, phonics, word knowledge, and comprehension. Reading is best taught by involving all the key avenues to the mind (hearing, saying, writing, and seeing).
We focus on teaching students how to read by increasing listening skills (through read-aloud's and discussions), decoding skills (through independent reading practice), and word work (exploration with letters and words).
Daily Schedules vary a bit, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:
9:00 Hebrew language
9:30 Snack/Outdoor play
10:00 Judaic Centers
11:00 Math Centers
12:30 Story & Discussion/yoga
1:00 rest/silent reading
1:30 Outdoor Play
2:00 ELA circle
4:00 Dismissal/table toys