Create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
Children learn at different rates. Therefore, in our classroom the children are able to work independently at their own pace. Each child has “sensitive periods” of learning when there is an intense interest in learning a particular skill. Based on these sensitive periods, your child will be able to choose and work with materials which will aid him in his mental development and self-construction. Children will succeed and thrive when their individual learning needs are met in the classroom.
Build a strong Jewish foundation and identity of each child.
We help children learn socialization skills, build their
self-confidence, and teach them the preliminary skills to explore and
experience the world independently from their parents. Our Judaic program includes daily morning prayers, Brachot (blessings), Birkat HaMazon (grace after meals), Parashat Hashavuah (the weekly Torah portion), Chagim (holidays), and the incorporation of Judaic themes in everyday life, such as Mitzvot and character traits from Torah heroes. We learn about all of the Jewish holidays through song, stories and hands-on activities.
Inspire a love of learning.
Dr. Maria Montessori felt that the goal of the educational process was to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn. Our mixed-age classroom frees children to take pride in their abilities as individuals, giving them constant motivation to improve. Older children have the opportunity to serve as mentors and take leadership roles. They model more sophisticated approaches to problem solving, helping younger children to accomplish tasks they would not be able to do independently. This dynamic increases the older child’s level of independence and competence while increasing the younger child’s spirit of belonging in a community of learners.
Encourage family learning with parents and children.
The family unit is the primary education environment for children. We strive to build upon the learning that children receive from their parents, while offering opportunities for parents to learn along with their children. Families play an important role in teaching their children critical thinking skills, knowledge of right and wrong and good and bad, problem solving skills, and critical life lessons from merely living daily life and through the Torah (Bible). We assist families in learning with their children by offering courses, information via our blog, workshops, and additional resources.