Early Childhood Education

PreK – 2nd Grade
Class Schedule & Registration

NITZANIM-GAN – PRE-K & K

Teacher: Morah Jerusha Coltof

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Indoors – Sanctuary

KITAH ALEF – 1ST GRADE

Teacher: Morah Elise Goldenberg

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Indoors – Kitah Alef Room

KITAH BET – 2ND GRADE

Teacher: Morah Madison Cohen

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Indoors – Junior Congregation Room

TORAH TIME

Teacher: Morah Sandi Daniels

Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Indoors – Kitah Alef Room

Dates: 10/23, 12/13, 01/22, 02/12, 04/30

FAMILY SUNDAY

Sundays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Outdoors

Dates: 10/10, 11/14, 12/05, 01/09, 02/06, 03/20, 04/10

FIRST FRIDAY

Fridays, 5:45-7:30 PM

Outdoors/Indoors

Dates: 10/01, 11/5, 01/07, 02/04, 03/04, 04/01, 05/20

MUSIC – NITZANIM, GAN, ALEF & BET

Thursdays, 5:00-5:20 PM

WHOLE SCHOOL KABBALAT SHABBAT

Thursdays, 5:30 PM

Nitzanim (pre-K), Gan (K), Alef (1st Grade) and Bet (2nd Grade)

What they learn

Students are exposed to the Hebrew language and alphabet from an early age through songs, games, arts and crafts and innovative learning technology. Students experience the Torah (Bible) stories through puppetry, drama and storytelling activities. Students learn about the Jewish holiday cycle through hands-on experiences, cooking and baking, and are thrilled to bring home the special flavors of Judaism to share with the whole family. Bubby and Zeide will be so proud and amazed when they see how well the little ones read Hebrew!

The cherry on the top of their program is our highly appreciated and “no child left behind” Hebrew reading program, called “EYAL”. This program, based on an IPad application, is a no-frills Hebrew phonetic decoding program, which was first piloted in our school three years ago and has now evolved into a program that has been adopted in Jewish Day Schools and Religious Schools across the country. In this program, students learn to read Hebrew seamlessly, working at their own pace, incorporating all four aspects of language learning: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Some students loved the program so much that they took their iPads home for the summer and kept working on it!