Committed to helping our children excel in academic studies and social skills.
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:
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.
Children will explore various math related concepts through play based centers. Children will use shapes, simple puzzles, finger plays, number books, and many more.
Through play based learning children will receive guided and supported practice of self-help, relationship building, self-awareness, and cognitive development skills.
Children will participate in a variety of activities that target muscle development, motor control, balance, and stability.
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.
Teachers will guide and support learning of numbers, quantities, and relationships. Children will participate in simple matching, sorting, ordering, and sizing during centers.
Children are guided through play based learning to target age appropriate self-help, relationship building, self-control, self-awareness, and cognitive development skills.
Children will develop a greater sense of spatial awareness and hand eye coordination over time. These skills are reinforced in centers, and outdoor play.
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.
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.
Children will develop an understanding of communities, families, and places in their community through play based centers.
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.