For this class, we combine both developmental and academic activities and experiences. We keep the ratio between teacher and child small to ensure individual attention as well as creative and joyful experiences for your children.
Based upon the socialization skills that the children acquired in our Toddler Program, our nursery children are provided with an environment which has more clearly defined learning areas such as block play, dramatic play, art, manipulatives, math, science, and language arts. These areas contain developmentally appropriate materials which the children use through independent choice as well as through teacher based learning. Because children at this age enjoy a longer Circle Time, the curriculum for nursery children is infused with language rich activities.
These include story time, Jewish holidays and culture enrichment including Bible stories, music and movement, and small group activities, which focus on specific skills such as number recognition, matching, measurements, letter recognition, and other pre-academic skills.
We expose the children to the Alphabet and Aleph-Bet so that they begin to familiarize themselves with letters and sounds. All the learning is through exciting activities to foster love for learning.
We have a state-of-the-art outdoor playground where the children can enjoy large movement activities. We have art, science, and sensory tables, in addition to, bicycles, balls, and climbing equipment
Daily schedules vary a bit, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:
9:00 – 9:30 Sign in / Free Exploration
9:30 – 9:45 Davening / Morning Circle
9:45 – 10:00 Snack
10:00 – 11:00 Outdoor Play & Provocation
11:00 – 11:30 Classroom Exploration
11:30 – 11:50 Music & Movement
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch / Story / Bathrooms
12:30 – 2:30 Rest Time
2:30 – 2:50 Literacy Activity
2:50 – 3:00 Snack / Pick Up