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Child Care and Preschool Programs

 Infants (ages 2 months to 1 year)

This program is designed to meet the social, emotional and cognitive needs of developing Infants.  Infant care is highly individualized, as infants have very different care needs from one another throughout the day.  Our staff provides a warm, loving and positive environment. They attend to the individual needs of each child with attention, nurturing and comforting. In this environment, infants begin to develop a sense of trust and a secure environment from which to explore.  The teacher to child ratio in our infant program is 1:3.

Toddlers (ages 1 to 2)

In this program, toddlers (AKA mobile infants, waddlers, etc.) are first introducted to group routines.  Our toddler program offers a gentle transition from the individual nature of infancy, to the joy of being part of a group.  Toddler teachers engage children in group activities, planning around the rapid development this age group experiences.  The teacher to child ratio in our toddler program is 1:4 once our toddlers are walking confidently.  While they are younger, we aim for a 1:3 ratio for most of the day. 

Older Toddlers (age 2)

Our Older Toddler (AKA two year old) program allows ample time for the children to use their newly gained large and small muscle skills.   This age group is known for an explosion of language skills, and a heightened awareness of peer activities.  Through exploration and carefully planned group activities, the children are able to further develop their language and social skills while becoming more independent. The teacher to child ratio in our Older Toddler progam is 1:4.

Young Preschool (age 2 1/2)

This unique age group shares the characteristics of both toddlers and preschoolers.  Like toddlers, they are impulsive, and benefit from a smaller group size and more individiual attention.  However, like preschoolers, they are able to predict, develop new knowledge independent of their sensory experiences, and reflect on their learning activities.  At the beginning of the school year, the teacher to child ratio in our Young Preschool program is 1:4.  However, as the children mature, they benefit from a slightly larger group, leading to a 1:5 teacher to child ratio as the year progresses.

Preschool (3-5 by Sept. 1)

To meet the developmental and educational needs of children 3-5 years old we have created a unique program to: learn about basic Jewish Holidays and rituals, encourage thinking and problem - solving, develop an appreciation of books, reading and math skills, continue to develop social and self- help skills, and encourage kindergarten-readiness.  The teacher to child ratio in our Preschool program is 1:7.  Preschoolers need not be fully toilet trained to attend this program.

 

 

Year-Round Schedule 

Full-Day: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
AM Half-Day: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
PM Half-Day: 12:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Alternative Preschool 9-month Schedule:

AM Half-Days from August 25, 2014 - June 14, 2015
2 Day Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
3 Day Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
5 Day Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.