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Programs 

Below is a listing of our 2024–2025 BISNS Program Offerings. For our complete Program Information Guide and FAQ, please click here

 

PLAY @ B'NAI
Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 AM 
Children will have a wonderful opportunity to engage with other children and explore classroom materials while learning songs and other fun experiences 

PLAY @ B'NAI: TASTE OF SHABBAT
Fridays, 9:30–10:00 AM
Drop-In/Free of Charge

Join us Friday mornings for stories, songs, and a snack that celebrate Shabbat! Connect with our families during this special time of the week. This is a drop-in program, so you can simply show up when your schedule allows. 

Registration for 2023–2024 Play @ B'nai programs will open Summer 2023. 

TIKVAH TWOS
(Children 2-years-old between September 2023–January 2024)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
9:30–11:00 AM, September—December, accompanied by an adult
9:30- 11:30 AM, January—June, unaccompanied by an adult

Our Tikvah Twos program is a full year class designed for children turning two between September 2023 and February 2024. 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 2024, 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
Children must be two years of age by September 1
3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM)
5-day (Monday–Friday, 9:00 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, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM or 2:00 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, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Full-day option until 6:00 PM available every day for four-year-old classes

Children in the four-year-old program engage in meaningful play where the activities are centered around the children’s interests, bringing a natural motivation to learn. Fostering independence, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, children are guided by our skilled teachers to explore classroom materials and the natural world, building knowledge through cooperation and the expression of their thoughts and ideas. Children in the four’s program also engage in long-term explorations based on their discoveries and inquiries. Through documenting and journaling their experience, the children extend the process of these investigations. Nurturing these skills, our children become confident, inquisitive, and self-guided learners who are prepared for the next step of academic and social development.

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