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Shearith Israel Preschool

9501 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone:
(214) 361-6606
ext230

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

The children are allowed to play for big blocks of time, during which the teachers will work with individual children on specific skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Due to the small size of the school, teachers are able to work with the children one-on-one.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Shearith Israel preschool supports, stimulates, and guides children to engage in meaningful experiences that integrate their emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and Jewish development in a warm, safe, and nurturing environment. The school provides opportunities for children to observe and participate in Jewish customs, rituals, and holiday observances as they develop their identities. Shearith Israel preschool lays the foundation for its students' future academic successes.

A Typical Day

9:00 Manipulatives
9:15-9:30 Circle Time
9:30-10:30 Free Play, teacher works w/ children one-on-one
10:30 Story, snack, potty or diaper change
11:00 Playground
11:30 Movement
12:00 Lunch and Carpool

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open House Parent/Teacher conference phone calls home weekly notes flyer

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to spend time in the classroom with their child. In toddler and two's classes, parents stay the first day for the entire session, second day for part of the session, third day not at all.