VPK PROVIDER/PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

The Prekindergarten program acknowledges the significance of preparation of this time in the child’s academic life, the year before formal learning is begun. This program builds upon previous knowledge and extends the learning within the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and Judaic development of the individual child.

A combination of established curriculums is at the core of a strong academic program in the Prekindergarten. The Land of the Letter People is a respected; research based phonic awareness, reading readiness, instructional program. This program guides the emergent reader through the beginnings of literacy development, giving the child all the necessary skills needed to unlock oral and written language. Mathematics Their Way teaches the child how to think mathematically and to understand the numberness of numbers. The goal of this program is for the child to gain insight into mathematical patterns through the use of concrete materials.

The Judaic curriculum seeks to enable children to become curious and creative learners.  A strong Jewish identity, a sense of belonging to the Jewish community and transition into Hebrew School and congregational life is our goal. Towards this end, our school will nurture within the child a love of Jewish learning, a fascination with Jewish holidays and life cycle events, and a passion for approaching the world in a Jewish way.

The child’s day involves centers of learning, which encourage social interaction, exploration, and expressiveness. The math, science, art, writing, dramatic play, blocks and computer centers integrate the content, reinforce concepts and extend the child’s understanding of the world.

Our entire curriculum, secular and Jewish, is aimed toward enhancing the lives of the children and the families that we serve.