We believe that every child is born B’Tzelem Elokim and is deserving of the respect, love, and opportunity to experience and discover their place in the world. We are committed to providing a language- and play-based curriculum designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual needs of the children. We promote opportunities for the children to explore, question, and succeed at their own individual pace. We encourage growth through positive social interactions, active participation in learning experiences, and the exciting prospect of self-discovery.
Our goals include:
- Providing a loving and nurturing environment in which children feel secure enough to try new experiences and discover more about themselves, the world they inhabit, and each other.
- Promoting opportunities for children to gain independence, self-control, and respect for others.
- Encouraging a positive self-image and an “I can” attitude.
- Enhancing a connection with Hashem and a love for Torah and doing mitzvos.
We use a research-based approach that is informed by best developmentally appropriate practices, with influences from Creative Curriculum, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Constructivism, and the Outdoor Classroom, among others. We honor each child and their individual interests, experiences, and ideas about learning and provide an experiential, engaging, hands-on learning environment. Our program is driven by our commitment to a love of Hashem and mitzvah observance. We employ a curriculum that is both emergent as well as intentionally planned where all learning is done in a holistic manner that includes language, math, science, art, music, sensory, social-emotional, and fine and gross motor components. Most importantly, our staff imparts genuine warmth, love, and acceptance that enables each child to flourish.