"We believe that a high quality early childhood program provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development of young children and their families.
This is accomplished by developing safe, enriching and fun learning environments that promote:
caring, nurturing interactions between qualified educators, children and their families;
inclusive, anti-bias curriculum and policies that reflect the diversity of children and families in our community and the world around us;
a commitment to exceeding the standards, goal and practices of State of Alaska Licensing Regulations;
continuing staff growth and development;
an understanding of how children learn and grow and develop, and ways to support parents to the fullest.
The Joy Greisen Jewish Education Center provides a healthy environment for all children, regardless of their religious affiliation. We teach the basics - language arts, science and health, math, fine arts, social studies and physical education - through emergent curriculum1 and play. Every opportunity for fun is an opportunity to learn.
Our curriculum includes Jewish Living. We study the culture of the Jewish People, Jewish holidays, rituals and customs and beginning Hebrew letter recognition. We sing Jewish songs, listen to Jewish music and have Jewish art in the classrooms. Every Friday, we prepare for and celebrate Shabbat. Every child and every family is made to feel welcomed.
Excerpted from the preschool's website