From the Director:
It is the mission of Gan Elohim, the Temple Beth Elohim Nursery School to provide a nurturing and supportive environment in which young children have an active role in exploring, discovering and learning the skills that foster their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. It is our hope that children will gain a positive self esteem and the confidence to make a difference in our school, community and world. Emphasis is placed on role modeling for children the meaning of sharing and caring and encouraging them to be compassionate members of the community. As a Temple preschool, teaching about Judaism and fostering the development of a positive Jewish identity is the core of our program. We are committed to providing an integrated curriculum, which teaches the children about Jewish traditions, including the celebration of Jewish holidays and Shabbat as well as developing an understanding of the importance of Jewish values such as Mitzvot and Tikkun Olam. Family participation is encouraged by inviting parents and families to be involved in the Nursery School experience.