At Adat Reyim Preschool we find child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported play is the most important component of our program, allowing children to grow physically, emotionally and socially. Children learn to negotiate, share, cooperate and respects the rights of others. Adat Reyim Preschool is influenced by the Reggio-Emilia Philosphy and has adopted this style of learning to fit our programs and encompass Jewish values.
The preschool is open to to all children regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or ethnicity. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of our children while emphasizing the values of family, community, caring, joy, tradition and rituals.
Children who turn two after September 30 are welcome to register for this two-part program with their special adult – parent, grandparent or babysitter. Please keep in mind that children must be 24 months by January 1, 2020 to enroll in this class.
For Part 1, the "special adult" stays with the child. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through December from 9:30 to 11:00. The program includes art, story time, music and play. An experienced teacher leads this class and helps the children prepare to come to preschool independently.
For Part 2, the "special adult" no longer stays in class with the child. They transition into an established Monday/ Wednesday/Friday Twos class (with the same teacher) that begins in January and ends at the end of May. The program is in session from 9:30 – 1:30.
Our two year old class has a three day or five day option. Children must be 24 months old by September 30 to enroll in our Twos class. The goals of the two year old program are to help the child learn to separate from their parents, build their ability to work and play alongside and with others, and learn about Jewish holidays and customs. The curriculum also includes beginning language skills, communication, art, movement, music and STEAM enrichment. Children are introduced to beginning concepts of colors, shapes, letters and numbers.
Our three year old class has a three day or five day option. Children must be 3 years old by September 30 to enroll in our Threes class. The goals of the three year old program are to promote learning through a variety of different activities including arts and crafts, music, physical movement, STEAM enrichment, learning Jewish customs and celebrating holidays. Children continue to build on concepts such as working and playing alongside and with their peers, learning to listen and follow instructions, as well as the concepts introduced in the Twos class. The curriculum continues to develop and strengthen language and communication skills.
Our Pre-K class meets Monday through Friday. The goal of this program is to promote social/emotional readiness for kindergarten while continuing to reinforce academic skills including language, writing, and communication, as well as beginning mathematic and scientific concepts and STEAM enrichment. If you expect your child to start kindergarten the following fall school year, our Pre-K class will be an appropriate environment. School readiness is an integral part of the program and parents will be provided with ongoing feedback about their child's growth and development. Our attentive teachers help children prepare for the transition to a larger class in public or private school. We work with area schools to make sure our students have all the skills they need to thrive in a kindergarten class.