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Congregation Beth Elohim

274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 499-6208


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Jewish education|Music|Creative movement|Library|swimming

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Beth Elohim's Nursery School provides a learning environment which permits children to grow physically, socially, cognitively and emotionally at a pace and manner that is uniquely suited to the individual child. The school's developmental-interactive approach provides children with a sense of security and community through which children can develop meaningful interpersonal relationships, with both peers and adults. Curriculum is imparted through an integrated, theme-oriented approach and the development of literacy through language experiences is an important aspect of each classroom. Children are introduced to the Jewish Culture through the symbols and stories of the Jewish holidays." (SOURCE:

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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