Early Childhood Program
 

Preschool

 

Our early childhood program incorporates a child-centered, Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy to provide an engaging and creative educational experience our preschool students. Rooted in Modern Orthodox Jewish values, our program features:

  • A nurturing learning environment that celebrates the emerging potential and natural curiosity of each child
  • A multi-sensory approach to math and reading readiness skills, allowing each child to advance at his or her own pace
  • The opportunity to develop social and emotional skills through interactive play with peers
  • A pioneering curriculum interwoven with love of Israel, Torah, and the Hebrew language
  • Activities that nurture the children's love for Judaism and bring the chagim (Jewish holidays) to life
  • Israeli teachers who focus on Hebrew language development through aleph bet, songs, and storytelling
  • Inquiry-based S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects that help children integrate knowledge and think in a more connected and holistic way
  • An experience that nourishes and sets the stage for a life-long love of learning and discovery

Our Reggio Emilia-Inspired Approach

The Reggio Emilia approach originated in the Italian village of Reggio Emilia out of a movement towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education, with a guiding principle that every child has an innate fascination to investigate and understand their world and their place within it. This learning philosophy works with each child’s unique needs, enabling teachers to gently guide their students’ learning process. The fundamental principles of Reggio Emilia include:

  • The “Hundred Languages of Children” are the many ways children think, learn and discover
  • Children are capable of constructing their own learning
  • Children form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world  through their interactions with others
  • Children are natural communicators
  • The environment acts as the third teacher, with adults as mentors and guides

 

 

Last Modified on August 9, 2016
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