Program Overview

 

Preschool Classes

We offer morning preschool classes, 9:00-12:00, for children age 2-5. Parents have the option of a 2 or 3 day class for the two-year-olds, 3 or 4 days for the three-year-olds, and 4 or 5 days for the four-year-olds. We also offer a Thursday morning Tiny Tot program for children and their parents or care-givers.

Our school year usually begins after Labor Day and ends with the Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the many daily classroom activities, each class also enjoys a weekly music class with Andrea Schwalberg, Temple Music Coordinator, visits the studio for special art activities, and ends the week by celebrating Shabbat with Rabbi Milkow. Families are invited to join us Friday at 11:30am to light the Shabbat candles, say the Shabbat blessings, and share in Shabbat songs and stories.

Extended Hours

Although classes begin at 9:00, early arrival is available each day beginning at 8:00 am. Parents sign up at least one day in advance, and there is a $6 charge. Extended afternoon hours are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until 4:00 pm. Parents sign their child up at least one day in advance, and there is a $6 per hour charge. The afternoon class is generally a mixed-age group depending on the number of children staying. Children bring a lunch. We do have facilities for afternoon naps.

Summer Camp

Summer camp is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in two-week sessions during June and July for children ages 2-5. Children do not have to be enrolled in the fall 2015 classes to participate in the camp. The playground, garden, and surrounding wooded area offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor exploration and discovery. Fridays are water days when children come in swimsuits to enjoy water activities and a wading pool.  Summer Camp registration information becomes available in early Spring.

P.J. Library Playtime

Parents and children (birth to age 3) come together for songs and stories from the P.J. Library in an hour-long morning program presented each month. There is no charge or advance registration required.

Happy Feet

Happy Feet is a beginning soccer program offered Mondays at 12:30 for the younger children and 1:00 for the older children. Parents enroll through the Happy Feet website.