Children will establish a strong sense of identity, develop a passion for learning and cultivate the instincts to positively impact their world.

Programs

Pre-K

The Pre-K program serves children who are 4 years old by September 1st with a teacher to child ratio of 1:9

We offer only a 5 day Pre-K program.


Aleph Preschool Hours

Hours Activity
7:30am – 9:00am  (optional before-care)
9:05am – 12:45pm Morning Program
12:45pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Enrichment Program
3:30pm – 5:30pm (optional after-care, ends at 4:00 pm on Fridays)

Sample Daily Schedule

Hours Activity
9:05am – 9:50am Welcome & Free Play
9:50am – 10:10am Circle Time
10:10am – 10:20am Snack
10:20am – 11:30am Daily Activity or Specialist
11:30am – 12:00pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 12:40pm Closing Circle
12:40pm – 1:00pm Transition to carpool or rest
1:00pm – 1:30pm Rest Time
1:30pm – 3:00pm Enrichment Activity**
3:00pm – 3:15pm Snack
3:15pm – 3:30pm Transition to Carpool or Yom Shalaim Room
3:30pm – 4:15pm Daily Activity
4:15pm – 5:15pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
5:15pm – 5:30pm Transition to Carpool

*Fridays only → 3:50pm – 4:00pm Transition to carpool


Pre-K Goals

  • Build friendships and work on conflict resolution
  • Build self esteem and confidence in the ability to stand up for what is right
  • Learn about manners, health, and safety
  • Foster imagination and creative thinking through dramatic and free-play
  • Provide opportunities to build and practice life skills and independence
  • Work on advanced gross motor and fine motor activities such as skipping, monkey-bars, drawing and cutting
  • Extend understanding and knowledge of numerical and alphabet literacy and other foundational concepts
  • Build upon knowledge of letter and sound relationships
  • Listen to and discuss stories of greater complexity
  • Increase and refine vocabulary and communication skills
  • Engage in activities for early readers and writers
  • Extend understanding about basic history of the Jewish people and the foundation of Jewish law through the study of Torah
  • Increase Hebrew vocabulary through conversation, blessings, and participation in services

Pre-K Enrichment Curriculum

Creative Arts

Children will explore various media and learn to express themselves artistically by learning about famous artists, musical styles and dance.

Judaics

Children discuss tzeddakah, mitzvot, gimilut chesed and other middot (Jewish values). They hear stories of the weekly Torah portions and make connections to their own lives. Songs, dances and activities are used to foster a sense of spirituality and Jewish pride.

Language and Literacy

Children explore literature through the adventures of reading quality books and interactive activities. They will reinforce letter recognition and printing skills taught in the morning program.

Nature and Wellness

Children will explore the world around them, including our community garden, through hands-on experiences. They will learn how to take care of themselves in mind, body and soul.

Science

Children will explore such topics as Nocturnal Critters, Anatomy, Simple Machines, Ocean Creatures, Reptiles and Amphibians, Ancient Egypt, Outer Space, and more. Children hear stories and watch videos about a topic followed by experiments, crafts or cooking.


Specialists

Ivrit: An immersion program focusing on conversational Hebrew is offered three times weekly.