Our Two Year Olds Program

 (Must turn 2 by October 1 of the school year)

This class is designed to promote young children’s social, language, cognitive and creative skills. This is accomplished through a multitude of activities involving science, math, fine motor and gross motor skills development, stories, music, and learning about Jewish holidays and celebrations.  Children can attend 2 days (Tue/Thu), 3 days (Mon/Wed/Fri) or 5 days (Mon-Fri) from 9:00 to 12:30pm (includes lunch which parents provide). We offer extended day (12:30pm to 2:30pm). Children staying for extended day will have a nap/rest time incorporated into the afternoon session. Early drop-off (7:30am) and after care (2:30-4:00pm) are also available.

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How Our Program Works

Our early childhood education programs are tailored to provide the best learning experience for your child. We have amazing veteran teachers with a strong commitment to our program and years of experience with children of all backgrounds, strengths, and challenges. Our school designs programs based on a collection of strong early childhood developmental philosophies such as Piaget, Montessori, and Reggio-Emilia with an added foundation rooted in Jewish values and traditions. We teach children how to be kind and caring people by developing the social skills to do so. 

Each classroom provides a dramatic play center, science center, block center, fine motor games/toys center, and an art center. Children have opportunities to investigate fine motor activities, arts & crafts, science tables, block construction, writing centers, and literature centers.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00:  School begins with a morning class meeting followed by opportunities to explore classroom centers focused on topics and themes of the week

10:30: Children cleanup to have a snack and a table-chat

11:00: Group meeting including storytime, singing and class discussion

11:30 Indoor/outdoor playtime 

12:00 Lunch followed by dismissal for children leaving at 12:30 PM

Children staying for extended day have short playtime and restorative rest/relaxation period

1:30 Afternoon enrichment class

2:00 Outdoor play

2:30 Pickup

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Our Program features

  • Age-appropriate reading readiness curriculum
  • STEAM curriculum
  • Loose parts classroom 
  • Free choice activities 
  • Art exploration 
  • Music 
  • Dramatic play 
  • Children’s garden 
  • Learning centers 
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds 
  • Cooking
  • Writing Center
  • Literature
  • Judaic learning and holiday celebrations
  • Weekly Shabbat program
  • “Music with Jill”
  • Kids Yoga
  • Hartshorn Arboretum nature program
  • Travelin’ Tumblers
  • Afternoon enrichment classes: Art/Tae Kwon Do/Sports/Preschool Performers/Ooey Gooey Science