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Programs 

Baby and Toddler Shabbat Sing Playgroup 
(Children ages newborn–2-year-old with Adult)
Fridays, 9:30 AM

This group is designed for adults and babies and toddlers to get out and about, play, socialize, sing, enjoy creative activities, share conversations and experiences together, while also celebrating Shabbat!   There is no enrollment or commitment to attend each week. This playgroup currently meets strictly outdoors. Please join us and bring your friends! Email Rachel for more information.

Tikvah Twos 
(Children 2-years-old between September 2021–January 2022)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
9:30–11:00 AM, September through December, accompanied by an adult
9:30- 11:30 AM, January through June, unaccompanied by an adult

Our Tikvah Twos program is a full year class designed for children turning two between September 2021 and February 2022. Children are acclimated to our nursery school through developmentally appropriate music, art, creative play, movement and Judaics. We help children make the transition from home to school with a familiar adult participating at the beginning of the school year. In January 2020, the students will attend class independently. The following year, the child will be eligible to register for one of our two-year-old classes.

Two-Year-Old Classes
We offer two options for our two-year-old children, who must be two years of age by September 1st:
3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 AM–12:30 PM)
5-day (Monday–Friday, 9:15 AM–12:30 PM)

Full-day option until 6:00 PM  available every day for two year old classes
Through a variety of hands-on learning experiences and in a group setting, our twos explore their world and gain a sense of self-confidence in a nurturing environment. Our goal is to provide a trusting setting where children new to school will be empowered to develop independence and view themselves as capable. Opportunities for learned autonomy include washing their own hands, being responsible for their belongings and classroom materials, putting on their own coats, and pouring their own water as well as making choices and learning scripts that help them enhance their negotiation skills during play. Within the two’s program we take time to introduce and familiarize the children with the basic concepts of Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. The two-year-old program is a wonderful time for them to begin developing their fine motor, social and cognitive skills through explorations that include sensory investigation, block building, imaginative play, art work, puzzles and games of matching and sorting.

Gross motor skills are enhanced on our playground and bike room by climbing, running, jumping and pedaling. We support and teach children to ask questions beginning at two years of age so that they can start to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Three-Year-Old Classes
Our three–year-old children attend our 5-Day program, Monday–Friday, 9:15 AM–12:30 PM
Full-day option until 6:00 PM  is available every day for three year old classes

Our three-year-old children flourish through a curriculum that provides a multitude of opportunities for development in all areas, social, cognitive, gross and fine motor skills. Opportunities abound for hands on experiences with building, art, creative expression, sensory materials and beginning literacy skills. We expand on group work, focusing on the development of expressive language and social scripts. We continue to build on their understanding and experiences with Shabbat and other Jewish Holidays as the children participate in the many blessings, expand their knowledge about the history and learn about traditions and mitzvahs in everyday Jewish life. Giving the children access to many different materials allows them to learn as resourceful individuals with a natural sense of curiosity. Our three-year-old program is geared to help foster and further build their skills sets.

Four- Year- Old Classes
Monday–Friday, 9:15 AM–2:00 PM
Full-day option until 6:00 PM available every day for four-year-old classes

All four-year-old children will engage in a challenging, enriching program. Activities will be exciting and innovative, promoting critical thinking, decision-making and strengthening skills in preparation for pre-academic success. Through a partnership with CESJDS our four-year-olds have the unique opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math in their STEM Innovations Lab.  Throughout the year, our students join the residents of Landow and Cohen Rosen House for intergenerational arts and music as a tie in to the mitzvot of kindness (gemilut hasadim) and honoring others (kavod).   Our children participate in Handwriting Without Tears which provides developmentally appropriate multi-sensory tools and strategies for handwriting, language and reading. Our four year old program prepares children educationally and socially for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.

Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782