Sample Day

A day at the Jewish Early Learning Center offers a wide range of activities - both indoors and outside.  The children may enjoy the opportunities to choose whatever it is that attracts them.  The indoor room is set up with several different age-appropriate activity or learning centers. The students can choose from the block center, manipulative center, art center, computer center, or dramatic play center, to name a few - each ready to challenge their creativity.  They may play with friends in small groups and use their social skills to exchange experiences.  Sharing is always encouraged as well as learning to solve problems through communicating with each other.  Quiet activities are also available for the child to enjoy.  The library center is always a favorite choice with its many books.

Outdoor choices may vary from riding wheel toys to climbing on the equipment.  Of course, sand and water are always very popular.  If weather permits, water tables will be filled with water and many items will be floating which provide a new learning and exploring opportunity for the children.

Our Jewish culture and traditions are routinely put into practice through the daily performances of mitzvoth (good deeds) and midot (acts of kindness). Through the integration of our secular and Judaic curriculum, we’ve designed a comprehensive program, which will allow your child to develop in a safe and nurturing setting.  The children will acquire foundational skills at the very beginning of their early childhood years at our school.  We want each child to successfully develop their own personal curiosity to explore and experiment through their own individual process. They will learn to identify their ability to become independent and self-reliant.

Daily Schedules vary a bit from day to day according to the needs of the children, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:

  

7:00-9:00 am

 

 

 

 

9:00-9:20 am

Early Care (light breakfast served to children arriving before 8:00 am.) Children will be occupied with different early morning activities which may include reading, crafts, playtime or drawing.

 

Arrival, Greetings, Table top toys

9:20-9:30 am

Clean up and hand washing

9:45-10:00am    

Clean up, Snack and Bathroom Time.

10:00-10:15 am

Circle time with music, stories and games to introduce the theme and its concepts.

10:15-10:45 am

Project time: Opportunities for children to further explore the theme and sharpen specific skills through various art mediums

10:45-11:45 am

Active outdoor play. Use of equipment & games.

11:45- 12:00 pm

Bathroom time and wash up for lunch

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch, cleaning up & dismissal at 12:30 for ½ day attendees

12:30-12:45 pm

Story Time

12:45-1:30 pm

 

 

1:30-2:30 pm 

Quiet time and Rest; Lying down and stretching out. Listening to soft music, looking through books

 

Afternoon learning block for older children. Activities include handwriting, reading readiness, math & science activities, and Parsha/Holiday story time. Younger children continue nap time

2:30-3:00 pm

Centers: Discovery time - Free choice among a variety of activities in the learning centers: literacy, reading, writing/listening, manipulatives, dramatic, computers, science, sand/water

3:00-3:15 pm

 

3:15-3:45 pm 

 

 

3:45-4:00 pm 

 

 

 

 

4:00-6:00 pm 

Wash up & snack

 

Active outdoor play. Use of equipment & games and/or Music/Movement/Creative Dramatics. 

 

Story Time, discussion of the day’s activities and planning for the next day. Preparation for dismissal and greeting parents

 

Extended care.   Children will be able to engage in calm activities such as stories, art, games and videos. Weather permitting, they may go outside for some outdoor play. A light snack is served.