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

Programs

Young Toddlers

The Younger Toddler program serves children from 16 months by September 1st with a teacher to child ratio is 1:7

Aleph Preschool Hours

Hours
 7:30-9:05am (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 – 9:30am Welcome & Free Play
9:30am – 9:45am Circle Time
9:45am – 10:00am Snack
10:00am – 10:30am Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
10:30am – 11:00am Daily Activity
11:00am – 11:30am Stories & Music
11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm – 12:15pm Closing Circle
12:15pm – 12:40pm Gym followed by transition to carpool or nap room
12:40pm – 2:45pm Nap
2:45pm – 3:15pm Free Play with snack
3:15pm – 3:30pm Transition to Carpool or Yom Shalaim Room
3:30pm – 4:15pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
4:15pm – 5:15pm Daily Activity
5:15pm – 5:30pm Transition to Carpool

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


Young Toddler Goals

  • Learn about self and build self-esteem
  • Develop skills to build focus and stamina in the classroom
  • Foster creativity through art, music, dramatic play, and role playing
  • Develop gross motor skills through active indoor and outdoor play and dancing.
  • Develop fine motor skills through various “busy-box” manipulatives, finger play, art, and rhythmic movement
  • Explore numbers, shapes, colors, texture, etc., through songs, stories, counting, sorting, sequencing, and art
  • Increase vocabulary (Hebrew and English) through books, flannel board & magnet board stories and games, rhymes, songs and instructional circle time activities
  • Learn and live Judaism through blessings, the weekly celebrations of Havdalah and Shabbat, the observance of Jewish holidays, and a fostering of love for Torah and God.

Specialists

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

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