Play at B’nai! Parent and Baby Playgroup
(Children ages newborn – 15 months with Adult)
This group is designed for adults and babies to get out and about, play, socialize, enjoy creative activities, share conversations and experiences together. Bring your friends! Call the BISNS office for information.
(Children ages 12–24 months with Adult)
Thursdays, September 19 – January 16
(Class not held on November 12, December 12 & 16)
This interactive class introduces children ages 12–24 months along with an adult caregiver to our nursery school to explore Shabbat, Jewish holidays and traditions, art, sensory activities, story time and music. Through developmentally appropriate activities children learn to play cooperatively and independently. Visits to the playground and ride room round out the morning. Click here to register online.
Tikvah Twos (Children 2-years-old between September 2019–January 2020)
Tuesday and Thursday (September through December accompanied by an adult)
Tuesday and Thursday (January–June unaccompanied)
Our Tikvah Twos program is a full year class designed for children turning two between September 2019 and February 2020. 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 student will register for one of our two-year-old classes.
We offer two options for our two-year-old students, who must be two years of age by September 1st.
3-Day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
5-Day (Monday–Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
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.
Our three–year-old students attend our 5-Day program
Monday–Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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 literary 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 every day 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.
Monday and Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
All Pre-K students 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 Pre-K classes have the unique opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their STEM Innovations Lab. Our students participate in Handwriting Without Tears which provides developmentally appropriate multisensory tools and strategies for handwriting, language and reading. Our Pre-K Program prepares children educationally and socially for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.