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Toddler/Nursery

The objective of all good nurseries and childcare programs are actually quite similar. They seek to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where small children can grow and develop emotionally and cognitively as well as physically.

At The Jewish Early Learning Center, we endeavor to:

  • Encourage your child to make choices, with respect towards him/herself, others and his/her surroundings. This helps develop your child’s self esteem, self-efficacy and belief in him/herself.
  • Nourish your child’s heart and mind, as we develop cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, so that your child will be a well-rounded person capable of solving problems and adapting to new situations.
  • Educate your child in a creative, supportive, and warm Jewish environment, so that your child will not only learn about life as a Jew, but will learn to love it too!

The Jewish Early Learning Center seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child. The school is devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self- confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents. Our goal is to provide children with the early foundation and framework to prepare them for the transition to the school years and beyond. In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Pre-K/UPK 

Our fundamental goal is to provide a planned educational environment, rich in learning experiences, so that a positive foundation for the future will be nurtured. We are dedicated to providing those learning experiences that will develop a positive self-image in every child along with the emotional, social, and intellectual skills necessary to be successful in the classroom.

GOALS

Generally, the activities in our curriculum are designed:

•   to teach children, recognizing that growth and development are unique to each child and that children develop skills at different rates especially in the areas of emergent literacy and mathematics;

•   to motivate children to learn;

•   to prepare children for academic work.

OBJECTIVES

To reach our overall goals, the program has the following major objectives:

•   to identify the individual needs of the child;

•   to develop a positive and realistic self-image;

•   to develop positive relationships with peers and adults;

•   to encourage the child to express himself/herself creatively;

•   to develop good listening and self-help skills;

•   to develop language through listening, speaking, and dramatic play activities;

•   to develop maximum physical growth through gross and fine motor activities;

•   to provide experiences to stimulate and develop cognitive skills.

Daily activities are organized around the learning center approach including: art, social studies, science, blockbuilding, housekeeping, dramatic play, language arts and math readiness. We also include whole group instruction in the areas of music and large motor skills.

In addition to our Universal Pre-K program, the Jewish Early Learning Center offers your child a one and a quarter hour Judaic Enrichment program, in which Jewish traditions are explored and discovered. Our goal in this program is to ignite a spark in each child to appreciate his/her Jewish heritage and continue to learn.