Come and discover an inviting place of learning, fun and curiosity for your child.
Our school offers a warm, child-centered environment where children can become confident, responsible and successful learners. We strive to enrich each child’s world through exposure to language arts, science, reading, math readiness, music, art, language, computers and physical education. Nurturing social interaction is an integral part of all programs. By learning through doing, each child establishes a strong sense of self and accomplishment. All of this opens the door to a positive attitude toward learning and lays the foundation for future education.
By participating in developmentally appropriate activities focused on the individual, and participating in small group and whole class activities, students learn to take responsibility for themselves and to care for others. Children leave our program as independent and confident learners who feel good about themselves and all they’ve accomplished and achieved during their time at our school.
The JCC has selected the Creative Curriculum as our approach to learning in all classrooms. Extensive research has demonstrated that the Creative Curriculum meets all of the criteria for a developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum.
- Thematic approach to teaching and learning
- Designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity
- Based on well known theories of child development
- Offers children the opportunity to work in depth, giving them the time they need to reflect, consolidate and transfer their learning
Our curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development:
To help children develop independence, self-confidence and self control, follow rules and routines, make friends and learn what it means to be part of a group
To increase children’s large muscle skills balancing, running, jumping, throwing, and catching and use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing and writing.
To acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically-sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns- and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.
To use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words and begin writing for a purpose.
We offer several enrichment classes throughout the week for our children to experience:
Our weekly science program is uniquely focused towards fostering and developing essential STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration in a hands-on and practical but fun learning environment. We believe that “making” can transform the way we all learn, especially from our 2’s up.
Children work on their gross motor skills daily by activities in our gymnasium or out in the park (weather permitting). The emphasis is on coordination, endurance and community play.
Longitudinal studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Students will expand their vocabularies by studying fundamental Spanish including numbers, colors and food.
Children are using programs on the SMART Board, computers and tablet.
Yoga for Children
By exposing children to yoga, they grow and develop along three pathways: awareness of self, preparing for school and connecting with society. All three are necessary to live a mindful, empowered and healthy life.
We focus on detailed child assessment to ensure that each child is achieving the appropriate level of success for their age.
5 years of age by October 1
- Small group setting
- Fully prepare child for first grade level work
- Reading and literacy
- Mathematical concepts
- Creative art projects
- Hands on group learning activities
- Explore thematic learning centers through creative curriculum
- Computer/Smart board equipped classroom
- Following directions and being careful listeners