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

Programs

Preschool

The Preschool program serves children who are 3 years old by September 1st with a teacher to child ratio of 1:8

We offer either a 3 day (M/W/F) or 5 day program


Aleph Preschool Hours

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

Sample Daily Schedule

Hours Activity
9:05am – 9:45am Welcome & Free Play
9:45am – 10:00am Circle Time
10:00am – 10:15am Snack
10:15am – 11:00am Daily Activity or Specialist
11:00am – 11:30am Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
11:30am – 12:00pm Daily Activity or Specialist
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 12:40pm Closing Circle
12:40pm – 1:00pm Transition to carpool, nap room or rest
1:00pm – 2:00pm Rest Time with Quiet Play OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm →  Nap
2:00pm – 2:45pm Enrichment Activity (Stretch & Grow, Science, Judaics, Wellness, Soccer)
2:45pm – 3:15pm Free Play with 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


Preschool Goals

  • Expand social relations and work on being a good friend.
  • Know and value similarities and differences.
  • Learn to take responsibility for and exhibit control over own behaviors. Develop impulse control.
  • Continue to build self esteem and confidence
  • Engage in open-ended creative and dramatic play.
  • Move toward independent self care.
  • Build fine and gross motor coordination
  • Begin/continue letter and number recognition.
  • Refine listening and speaking skills
  • Extend understanding of letter and sound association.
  • Expand Hebrew vocabulary through a variety of language and literacy activities and through regular Hebrew classes.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts such as counting, sorting and pattern recognition.
  • Participate in hands-on mitzvot opportunities and develop a sense that everyone can make a difference!
  • Build a strong sense of community and a love of Judaism and God.

Specialists

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

Music: Weekly music class in Hebrew and English with focus on holidays, colors, body parts, etc.