The objective of a good preschool program is to create a warm, wholesome and happy environment where children can grow and develop emotionally and cognitively as well as physically, socially, and creatively. Children are respected, as are their ideas, feelings, thoughts and theories.
Children learn best when they actively construct their own knowledge. Therefore, our indoor and outdoor spaces are full of opportunities for exploration.
Furthermore, we seek to impart a love for the beauty of our religion and culture, and we do so with songs, Shabbat and Holiday celebrations, stories, and special events. We strive to inculcate a love for Israel, Jewish values, and an involvement in the performance of the Mitzvot (precepts) of the Torah. Hebrew language is used in both formal and informal instruction and becomes a part of the daily routine.
In early childhood, the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted. Young children develop at different paces. Our teachers are sensitive to the wide range of abilities and developmental levels within this age group. They offer creative activities that fit into the broad developmental continuum represented by the students.
Each classroom has teachers who guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded learning world. The classroom is a community in which Jewish values are modeled and reinforced and Hebrew language is introduced through songs, games, and simple conversation. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's most important work-creative play. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, language, Jewish living, and hands-on exploration.