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
|7:30am – 9:00am||Yom Shalaim (optional before-care)|
|9:05am – 12:45pm||Morning Program|
|12:45pm – 3:30pm||Afternoon Enrichment Program|
|3:30pm – 5:30pm||Yom Shalaim (optional after-care, ends at 4:00 pm on Fridays)|
Sample Daily Schedule
|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
- 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
Children will explore various media and learn to express themselves artistically by learning about famous artists, musical styles and dance.
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.
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.
Ivrit: An immersion program focusing on conversational Hebrew is offered three times weekly.