From the Director:
Toddlers are very special people and require very special care ... as do toddler parents. Our expert staff concentrates its efforts on easing toddler families through a successful separation process. This is done by creating an atmosphere of warmth and safety for all and treating everyone with gentleness and understanding. Toddlers "work" is play; therefore, much of their time is spent in carefully designed and supervised play. Patiently helping toddlers to take turns, to share, and to express their needs is our goal. Our "curriculum" is to build individual people, inch by inch. The program for 3 year old children is designed to provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of the child. The curriculum includes large group time, small group experiences, creative art activities, cooking, science and nature, stories and songs, games and large muscle activities. We embrace every opportunity that existing in Temple Emeth has to offer. We experience the Jewish holidays, we celebrate the Sabbath, we live a Jewish life. The Temple Emeth preschool program for four year olds builds upon the foundation laid in the previous years and provides even greater opportunities to stimulate a child's intellectual curiosity, feelings of self-esteem, independence and competence for a successful transition into kindergarten, both in grade school and Temple Emeth Religious School.