"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
The word curriculum encapsulates the environment, the programming, plans and the interactions that happen within our walls. Each and every piece is developed with the intention to foster a love of learning and exploration. Whether building towers of wooden blocks, measuring sand into buckets, or painting a bright rainbow, children make sense of their world and learn new skills through play. Our play-based learning environment is supported by the most current child development research, and engages young minds to expand their problem solving skills, creativity, curiosity, and imagination. Children are naturally motivated to learn skills that translate to success in school and life through experiences that are multi-sensory and encourage growth. Through our well planned activities throughout the day, we help our students hone their fine and gross motor coordination, sensory integration, cognitive and adaptive skills, brain development, socio-emotional development, language development, and moral development.
Mind: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Early literacy, foundational mathematics, science exploration, music, language development, and creative arts
Body: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Motor development, personal hygiene, nutrition, safety, music, and movement
Soul: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Respect, Self-esteem, social interaction, self-control, conflict resolution skills, self-help skills, and confidence
Children play percussion instruments, sing, and dance during bi-weekly classes with a music specialist. They learn all about rhythm, and most importantly, to celebrate their own voices.
Climbing through obstacle courses, tumbling and practicing yoga poses — our weekly physical education program fosters gross motor development and balance through a wide array of games and activities. Through a Jewish lens, this program nurtures a love of physical activity and encourages children to develop lifelong, healthy eating habits.
GAN TZEDEK - JUSTICE GARDEN
Our preschoolers enjoy regular visits to our rooftop Gan (garden), where they learn about Tikkun Olam (improving the world) while planting seeds, watering plants, and harvesting herbs and vegetables that are donated to a local food bank. Lessons include how plants grow, caring for our garden, and the importance of helping others.