Preschool (8 Weeks - Pre-K)
Your child can begin their Gahnon experience at B’nai Shalom as young as twelve months old. Every day, your toddler engages in playful learning activities that help enhance their gross motor, fine motor, and social/emotional skills such as sensory activities, building blocks, singing songs, and doing artwork together.
Your toddler will also enjoy going on daily walks/stroller rides that allow for exploration and further exposure to the school environment.
The gym and playground provide your toddler with the opportunity to expand her/his physical and social development with their friends.
The toddlers learn from and are loved and cared for by every member of the school.
Your child engages in fun, safe, creative activities daily. We nurture the whole child in a developmentally appropriate way, by learning through play.
Your child will explore teacher modeled activities by using their creativity and curiosity to experiment with their work.
This class has bi-weekly, project based themes that expose your children to math, science and pre-literacy experiences in a creative way.
Activities are teacher modeled but your children are given the freedom to create and explore in order to have an individualized experience.
The Pre-Kindergarten class is a bridge between our lower school and the preschool, and offers a full day option!
The Pre-K program is theme-based around the Jewish and secular calendars. Your child is encouraged to be an inquisitive learner and critical thinker.
Academic readiness skills are aligned with themes to ensure that your child is given the necessary tools to prepare him/her for more formal learning in kindergarten. Your child will have weekly lessons in the Kindergarten classroom and work in weekly journals.