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The Jewish Community Center Of Greater Buffalo Inc.

787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 886-3145


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We provide four major types of activities for the children.
Our staff follows guidelines for age appropriate programming, as recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).Our school offers a curriculum that is designed to enhance the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of our children. We present a simple, safe, and nurturing world where children are given the opportunities to develop positive self-image, self-reliance, social awareness and interaction, cooperation, concentration, imagination, and resourcefulness.We also provide a rich Jewish experience that includes Sabbath and Holiday celebrations.Our curriculum is well planned, yet flexible in order to meet the daily needs of the class. It includes both teacher and child directed activities, group-play, arts and crafts, science, rhythm-band, story telling, games, music and cooking.Children have many opportunities to choose the types of activities they would like to engage in during free-play time. Field Trips and informative visits by guests from the community are also part of our program.The classrooms are equipped with materials carefully selected for each child's optimal growth and development. We have an extensive variety of materials to increase sensory and perceptual skills, to improve language and math skills, to promote the formation of concepts essential for later learning, and to develop the child's ability to solve problems.Through play, children develop large and small motor skills. Each classroom has sand and water tables, easels, blocks, and a dramatic play corner. There is also access to climbing and sliding equipment and large riding toys plus a widevariety of other materials.To better enhance the children's large motor coordination, each week we have structured gym classes, a creative movement class, plus daily outdoor and/or indoor play on our playgrounds. The three, four and five-year-olds also participate in weekly recreational swim classes."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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