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Ganeinu - Early Childhood Development Center

11271 Alumni Way
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Phone:
(904) 646-4434

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Jacksonville's Premier Jewish Preschool - a boutique school dedicated to providing children with experiences and tools to aid in their education and development.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Every parent seeks the very best for their children. As a mom I wanted the best possible preschool for my children so I started my own! From designing curriculum and hiring teachers to communicating with students and addressing their unique needs I do so as a mom first and then as a teacher.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Our gardening teacher helps our students garden the butterfly garden, registered by the North American Butterfly Garden Association.

From the Director:

We believe … That the home is the most important factor in a child's development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote healthy development of children and parents. That loving, trusting, and respecting each child makes that child capable of loving, trusting and respecting others. That each child should be guided and encouraged to have a positive self-image. That children need a nurturing, safe and happy environment which promotes their natural curiosity and desire to learn. That play is the work of children and through it children explore the world around them by using their senses. That children deserve to have teachers whose values enable them to be excellent role models.learning philosophy and tools,

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At Ganeinu emphasis is placed on the individual child and on encouraging each child's innate inquisitiveness and thirst for knowledge. Small classes and high student-teacher ratios ensure each child receives individual and caring attention.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The programs of Ganeinu arise from a common desire for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families. Our philosophy is one of nurturing, growth and development, relationships and understanding - all with the goal of establishing a love for learning, a fascination with holidays and life cycles events, and a passion for approaching the world in a Jewish way.

A Typical Day

The daily schedule is planned to include active and quiet times, gross and fine motor activities and child-initiated as well as staff-initiated activities. Outdoor (weather permitting) or indoor play is scheduled each day.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We believe that the home is the most important factor in a child's development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote healthy development of children and parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school