Beth Jacob Preschool was established in 2002 to realize the synagogue’s vision of providing learning opportunities for people of all ages. The Preschool provides a quality early childhood Jewish experience for children of all backgrounds and abilities, from 20 months to 5 years.
Our experienced and professional staff of early childhood educators encourage Jewish values, exploration and growth. We believe that students learn best in a well-equipped environment that is stimulating, safe, consistent and nurturing. We encourage parents to actively participate in the education of their children.
Children are encouraged to learn through activities that are appropriate to their age and individual stage of development. The classrooms are set up with a “hands on” approach and children choose among several activities and can play alone or in small groups, with active facilitation from teachers. The group comes together for songs, stories, or other “circle time” activities during the morning, and spends time outside. There is a mixture of both self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Teachers plan curriculum and activities to prepare the environment for learning through play with an emphasis on sharing, conflict resolution, and self-mastery.