Our integrated curriculum approach includes science, art, math, language arts, dance, cooking, stories, and songs. Each day includes a variety of activities, including child-directed choices as well as fine and gross motor activities. Children are free to explore a variety of themed activity centers, including areas designated for science, art, dress-up, blocks, sensory stimulation, puzzles, and books. Our outdoor play yard has swings, slides, climbing structures, tricycles, balls, and sand toys, as well as easels for painting and an ever-changing selection of art supplies. Child-directed play is balanced by group activities guided by our experienced staff.
The Early Childhood Center’s program of Jewish education is integrated and offered at each child’s level. Our curriculum includes all the essential Jewish holidays and celebrations, including Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu B’shevat, Purim, Passover, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Lag Ba’Omer, and Shavuot. Play, stories, songs, music, art, and other activities foster and reflect basic knowledge of our Jewish heritage.
Designed specifically for young children and open to all family members, our weekly Shabbat festivities include lighting candles and blessing challah and grape juice. We then join a member of our clergy for a joyful service in the Belle Chapel which includes prayers, singing, and a special story.