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Jewish Community Ctr Assn

2120 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-7352


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

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program is designed to nurture the inquistive, outgoing spirit of children. Our primary goal is to creat an environment for the child to explore with members of his/her peer group, to develop facilities in dealing with his/her world, and to promote self-esteem. All activities are planned to meet these goals and are geared toward the child's demonstrated interests.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on