Our school is based on the belief that the first six years of a child's life are crucial because the foundations for all later development are formed during these early years, and the building blocks of self-concept, cognitive development and motor skills are established. Our program respects and safeguards the needs of our children, addressing the development of the whole child. A stimulating child-centered environment designed to enhance creativity also provides the opportunity for choices on the part of the child. The building of self-esteem and freedom of expression are encouraged by creating opportunities for exploration in all sensory areas. An individualized developmental approach supports the ways in which young children learn and respects each child's own unique rhythm of readiness for tasks, as well as individual learning styles.
Our program includes daily circle and small group time in age level classrooms. During these planned activity times, children focus on cognitive skills including math, language, and pre-reading activites in a personalized setting.
Organized group times alternate with free play and quiet times.
During activity center time, children can choose their activities from the variety of centers. Creativity and socialization are the key elements in this period, as children are able to mix freely and gravitate to the activity of their choice. Activity centers include, but are not limited to, art, science, manipulatives, block building, imaginative play and book area.
The morning program ends with lunch. You can choose to bring lunch from home or purchase it from the Early Childhood Center.
Children who stay after 1:00pm enjoy a wide assortment of enrichment activities. Specialists come to the school and offer extra-curricular events. In addition, the afternoon Yeladim program is available from 1:00pm until 4:00pm daily. Children will engage in playing, singing, art projects, quiet time, and supervised outdoor play.