Rose & Joseph Schimmel Preschool
Stay and Play
A weekly program for children 6-24 months which allows parents, grandparents, and nannies to "stay and play" under the direction of a facilitator. Learn the art of having fun with your child through Jewish holiday and Shabbat activities, music, art, snack and parenting issues.
Mommy / Daddy and Me
An interactive program for children 18-24 months and their parent/caregiver. This program encourages independence and eases separation. In the fall, children and their parent meet twice a week with a teacher/facilitator. This class includes socialization, creative learning, music/movement and gross motor activities. The parent transitions out in January.
A fabulous experiential program without parents for children 18-24 months. An array of options are available, from two, three or five half-day programs with or without lunch to five full days. This class is designed to promote a toddler's physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Through many hands-on experiences such as arts and crafts, cooking, music and creative movement, little ones are helped to feel good about themselves and their school world. In the most important area of social development, we hope children will gain skills in sharing, interacting and cooperating. Our curriculum includes units in areas closest to the children, for example, Jewish holidays, seasons, family, and feelings.
For this program, a child must be two years old by September 1st. An array of options are available, from two, three or five half-day programs, with or without lunch, to five full days. For our youngest children, we provide a warm, nurturing Jewish environment where children learn to discover the magic of the world around them and take pride in their accomplishments. Children enjoy adjusting to the routines of school. They explore areas closest to them, for example: Jewish holidays and values, seasons, family, food and nutrition, and feelings. We encourage children to gain skills in sharing, interaction, cooperating and toilet training. We emphasize development of fine motor skills through coloring, tearing, gluing, using playdough and building with blocks. Gross motor skills like jumping, dancing and balancing are developed, as well as verbal language skills.
For this program, a child must be three years old by September 1st. Classes meet five half days with or without lunch, five full days, or three half and two full days. This program is designed to help children master the essential skills they need to develop a positive self-image and exhibit continued emotional, social, and academic growth.
Our children are guided to participate in hands-on craft experiences, cooking, creative movement, and music. Language becomes an exciting means for communicating ideas and feelings as written language becomes more important in the life of the classroom. Our child-centered curriculum includes learning about Jewish holidays and values, Shabbat and Havdalah, the seasons, shapes, colors, the senses, animals, weather, under the sea, transportation and community helpers, just to name a few!
For this program, a child must be four years old by September 1st. Classes meet five half days, five full days, or two half and three full days. Children are encouraged on an individual basis to grow and develop in the variety of ways they need. It is a year filled with personal growth, curiosity, and independence. This program offers a wealth of reading and math readiness, as well as bi-cultural education. Language becomes an exciting means for communicating ideas and feelings. Our child-centered curriculum includes learning about Jewish holidays, mitzvot, Israel, the seasons, shapes, artists, colors, the senses, nutrition, the community, nature, and much more!