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Keshet Preschool

139 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610

(585) 473-1190


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Experiential, focused play, values oriented

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • an array of math manipulatives are available
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • experiments are sometimes part of the lesson.. lots of "wonder why" discussions
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • formal Orff music offered as an option and music in the classrooms at all times
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • many different visual arts materials are available
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Enrichment classes are offered to 3 and 4 year old children from 1-2 pm. We have music, yoga, dance, sports, art/geography and Hebrew immersion. Lunch bunch from Noon-1 is also available.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our small school environment enables teachers to take a personal interest in every child. We know each child and can tailor an individualized program to meet the child's needs both academically, socially and emotionally.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Keshet, we are committed to:

* Providing an environment which immerses children in Jewish values, culture, and traditions to enhance their love and connection to the Jewish community

* Providing children with a safe, warm, and interesting environment which encourages social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth

* Providing children with opportunities for success, building a strong foundation for lifetime learning

* Providing high quality educators who will value and respect each child as a unique individual and guide them as they develop and grow

We believe that rich Judaic early childhood experiences create the strongest roots for the future of Judaism.

A Typical Day

Every day includes a "free play" time, a circle time, which includes calendar, weather, discussion, song and/or a story time, large motor play, and table time which is directed curriculum based.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year