Welcome to Our School
Children have boundless curiosity. They are brimming with questions. We listen and give them the tools to find their answers. Using the hundreds of languages of childhood, like dancing, painting and role playing, we encourage and document their learning process and help them discover, make connections and grow at their own pace.
Our approach is one of a full circle of connections — with the child at the center and the faculty and family surrounding them with support, enthusiasm, and love.
Working with parents as our partners, our goals are to help young children:
- Develop a positive sense of self
- Cultivate a love of learning
- Build skills of self-care and self-regulation
- Honor their spiritual identities
Our Early Childhood Program holds as its fundamental and basic goal to provide quality education in an atmosphere of security and love. We believe in the competency of all children. By providing a positive, engaging secure setting, every child is given the opportunity to discover his/her whole self in relation to the world around them.
In an environment informed by Judaism, we honor the gift of tradition and the importance of moral values and spirituality.
Children’s spiritual development involves recognizing and responding to moments beyond themselves. These moments exist in time, space, nature, and relationships. Creating an awareness of this larger universe sets the stage for developing compassion, understanding, awe, and connectedness. We help children spot these moments and appreciate their significance.
Acts of loving kindness are daily occurrences.
We celebrate Shabbat and all Jewish holidays through songs and festivals. We observe the ceremonies with our clergy, family and community. Shabbat will be celebrated each Friday. The children will have the opportunity to participate in an age-appropriate Shabbat program led by Rabbi Siegal and Rabbi Fisch, with prayers for the candles, wine, and challah, and songs to welcome Shabbat — the Jewish day of rest — and the new week.