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Early Childhood

The BYDS Early Childhood Program functions as the primary foundational steps to learning.

Our teachers provide a loving, nurturing, and safe environment that promote a thriving dynamic for children. Our students are given a range of creative experiences through differentiated teaching. The Early Childhood curriculum is based on the following principles:

  • Educators provide social-emotional support to instill respect, responsibility, kindness, gratitude, and integrity (the BYDS life skills).
  • We encourage purposeful play to support essential learning.
  • Children are exposed to content learning in the following domains: Emerging Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, The Arts
  • Child growth and development is achieved through a positive teacher-parent partnership.
BYDS Early Childhood Program starts at 15 months old. Children learn through play-based
experiences and exploring their environment around them. Teachers follow curriculum standards
that support language, number sense, social-emotional skills, and motor development.
Language Arts

In CDO children are guided in play based activities that target speaking/listening, and developing an interest in literacy activities. Children will be encouraged to practice turning pages in books, learning simple rhyming
songs, listening to stories and recognizing symbols.

Math

Children will explore various math related concepts through play based centers. Children will use shapes, simple puzzles, finger plays, number books, and many more.

Social Emotional

Through play based learning children will receive guided and supported practice of self-help, relationship building, self-awareness, and cognitive development skills.

Gross and Fine Motor

Children will participate in a variety of activities that target muscle development, motor control, balance, and stability.

Our two’s curriculum components deepen the level of learning experiences following
CDO through language development, number sense and awareness, social-emotional skills,
and motor development.
Language Arts

In the Two’s, the children are exposed to play based centers that target language, pre-emerging literacy, speaking and listening. Children will expand their vocabulary range through imitative reading. Children will listen to, act out, sing along, and answer simple questions using a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

Math

Teachers will guide and support learning of numbers, quantities, and relationships. Children will participate in simple matching, sorting, ordering, and sizing during centers.

Social Emotional

Children are guided through play based learning to target age appropriate self-help, relationship building, self-control, self-awareness, and cognitive development skills.

Gross and Fine Motor

Children will develop a greater sense of spatial awareness and hand eye coordination over time. These skills are reinforced in centers, and outdoor play.

Children are provided with real world application through play based learning and
following content standards. The three’s curriculum components include objectives in
language and phonemic awareness, pre-writing, math, social-emotional skills, science, social
studies, and motor development.
Language Arts

In the three’s, the children are introduced to the alphabet, phonological awareness, language, pre-emerging literacy, and pre-writing. Through guided purposeful play centers, children will learn comprehension, letter sounds, rhymes, and expanded vocabulary.

Math

The teachers will introduce children to counting, geometry, and operational skills. Children will play in centers with various learning manipulatives to reinforce numbers, and application of verbal counting skills.

Social Studies

Children will develop an understanding of communities, families, and places in their community through play based centers.

Gross and Fine Motor

Children will be provided with activities to develop pre-writing skills using vertical surfaces, and manipulatives that challenge hand grip. Children develop gross motor skills during outside play times.

Hebrew is introduced through every day encounters with teachers and items labeled in the classroom. Judaics is introduced through experiential encounters. Students celebrate Shabbat weekly and participate in projects based on Biblical stories and the Jewish holidays.

In CDO, Hebrew and Judaics are taught experientially. Students are exposed to Hebrew songs and prayers relevant to the cycle of the Jewish calendar. After Winter break, CDO students join the rest of the EC in Kabbalat Shabbat services.

2s are introduced to songs and prayers and a variety of vocabulary. Songs and prayers are taught relevant to the Jewish calendar and the upcoming holidays. Students celebrate Shabbat in their classrooms and in EC Kabbalat Shabbat. 2s also participate in Holidays programing and in a model Seder filled with fun songs.

3s receive Hebrew/Judaic instruction weekly. They use songs, prayers and interactive play to introduce and reinforce a variety of vocabulary. Students celebrate Shabbat in their classrooms as in EC Kabbalat Shabbat. 3s also participate in holiday programing, with their buddies when possible.

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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
2018-07-03T03:12:44+00:00
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
2018-07-03T03:20:29+00:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.