We will be offering the following programs for the 2019-2020 school year. For more detailed information about each program, we invite you to contact our Director Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800, ext. 126 or by email, or visit our school for a tour.
Two, three or five mornings per week
Children in the 2's are introduced to the school by nurturing teachers who work closely with families to gain each child’s trust and to create a sense of community as they transition from the home environment to school. During the year, children learn through the use of sensory materials and hands-on experiences. Among the tools of play in the classrooms are sand, water, clay, play dough, puzzles, table games, manipulative toys, dramatic play props, science equipment, books, paint, paper, crayons, markers, and more. Daily gym/outdoor play supports their gross motor development. Music and cooking are regular activities and are incorporated into the celebration of Jewish holidays. The focus is on successful separation, independence, socialization, fine/gross motor skills, and language development.
Three or five mornings per week
Note: Parents can opt to do early pickup at 11:45 am.
Tailored for the interests and developmental abilities of three- to four-year-olds, our 3's curriculum focuses on learning and growth in the areas of cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Cooperative and dramatic play, language enrichment, and positive social interaction are central to our 3's program. Jewish holidays and traditions are celebrated and integrated into the learning and play in a meaningful way. Parents may also elect to send their children to any of our extended-day classes offered weekly, Monday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm – each with a different activity, such as art, yoga, taekwondo, sports, and music. Registration for the extended day classes will be available at the start of the semester.
Five mornings per week
Monday thru Friday 9:00am-2:30pm
Note: Parents can opt to do early pickup at 1:00 pm.
As children turn four and five, their investigations take on greater depth. Children become more analytical in their thinking and are able to express their learning in a representational manner. We encourage kindergarten readiness for our children in our Pre-K program by emphasizing a multi-sensory approach to language (including exposure to printed materials and parts of a book, story-telling and phonemic awareness such as rhyming), problem solving, and cooperative learning experiences. Jewish values are incorporated into the daily curriculum as the children learn about the holidays, traditions, mitzvot (commandments), tikkun olam (healing the world) and Hebrew. Our experienced teachers support children according to their individual developmental needs, and our units of study often span many weeks as students explore areas of the curriculum in groups or individually to gain deeper understanding.
For detailed information about our Pre-K curriculum, please click here.