Curriculum

Our curriculum is bias-free and developmentally based.  We foster social and emotional growth in our students, and include joyful Jewish traditions and celebrations as part of the curriculum.  We welcome children with diagnosed special needs and work with all children to master tasks that are appropriate to his/her individual level of development.


THE ACADEMIC YEAR

TEACHER/CHILD RATIO

JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS

SPECIAL NEEDS

OUR CLASSES

LUNCH BUNCH

SUMMER CAMP

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

 


THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Our school year runs from September through mid-June.  We are closed for Jewish and Federal holidays.


TEACHER/CHILD RATIO

We believe that every child thrives in an environment where their needs are met, both socially  and educationally.

To ensure a well supervised environment for your child, we maintain the following teacher/child ratios:

  • 1:5 in our 2.5- 3.5 year-old classes
  • 1:7 in our Pre-K/Young 5's classes

JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS

Our integrated programming emphasizes a joyful and meaningful Jewish experience. The richness and beauty of Jewish holidays an customs form the basis of many school celebrations and a lifetime of Jewish learning.

Rabbi Ezray and our Ritual Director, Bill Futornick are involved throughout the year; from leading Shabbat and Pesach Seders to visiting us for Thanksgiving they are a vibrant part of our program.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Beth Jacob Preschool welcomes children with diagnosed special needs, and our teachers are skilled at recognizing red flags in development to assist families.  In addition to our teaching staff, an Early Childhood Education Inclusion Specialist is on site to work with teachers and parents to support all children.

The inclusion of special needs children means teaching all children together, regardless of ability level.  We celebrate children’s similarities as well as their different abilities.  Research shows that inclusion helps children with special needs achieve higher developmental outcomes, develops communication and social skills, and promotes relationships with peers.  At the same time, welcoming children with special needs helps all children to be kinder and more accepting of diversity.


OUR CLASSES

  • Toddler Co-Op Class - 9:15 - 11:30 a.m., Wednesday and Friay 9:15 - 11:30 a.m., 

Children aged 20 – 30 months as of September 1

  • Preschool Classes - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Monday thru Friday

2-Day Class or 3-Day Class for children aged 2.6-3.3 as of September 1

3-Day Class or 5-Day Class for children aged 3.3-4.0 as of September 1

5-Day Class (Pre-K/Young 5's) for children aged 4-5 as of September 1

Download this flyer to learn more.


LUNCH BUNCH

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Lunch Bunch provides children with an opportunity to eat with friends, do art projects, and share some outside time in a mixed-age group.


SUMMER CAMP

At Beth Jacob Preschool’s Summer Camp, children experience weeks filled with sun, fun, and silly camp songs.

Each week includes activities in art, music, nature, and water play in wading pools on the preschool yard. Friday tops off each week of fun thematic programming with a Shabbat celebration. Teachers and teen counselors lead the fun! Details will be made available as summer approaches.


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

Winter and Spring Camps during school breaks find children involved in projects around the holidays, preparing their own snack, and cooking lunch. Enrichment Classes during the year include; Great Artists, All about Numbers, Aspiring Actors, Building Buddies, Outer Space, Science Fun, and Clay Play. Enrichment Classes are offered in four-week sessions from October through June.


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