At the core of our preschool program, we believe that each child is competent and capable. Our approach to learning is inspired by the ideas and practices developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, for the education of children. We create experiences that help shape not only children’s knowledge and skills but their attitudes about learning. It is a journey the children and teachers take together, as the teachers observe the children and follow their lead.
The individual needs of each growing child are met in an atmosphere of warmth and connection. Teachers support each’s child’s development so a strong sense of empathy, resilience, and curiosity about the world become part of who they are. Children in our program matriculate with a strong sense of compassion for themselves and others.
Opportunities are provided for the children to explore early literacy and math skills in an integrated context. Teachers intentionally offer materials, experiences, and projects that encourage children to develop literacy, math, cognitive, linguistic, and physical skills.
Children will learn in an environment infused with Jewish culture, values, and traditions. We naturally integrate Judaism’s middot and mitzvot, or morals and values, into our classrooms and school and we believe Judaism’s core values are truly universal.
Infant care driven by RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) philosophy ensures that infants are nurtured in an atmosphere of trust, allowing them to have the confidence to explore their environment and thus develop optimally.