Temple Sha’arey Shalom PreSchool
Tomorrow's Super Stars, the Preschool at Temple Sha'arey Shalom, is a nurturing "home" for the young children of our community. It offers an environment that is warm and inviting, where social, emotional and developmental skills are encouraged and enhanced. It also provides a secure and happy atmosphere where preschoolers can grow and explore every day.
The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Union for Reform Judaism, which focuses on integrated Jewish learning. There are many activities that engage the children in creative expression, discovery and play. There is a low teacher-to-student ratio that gives the children the individual attention they deserve. All teachers are caring and qualified role models who continue to build and develop their skills through workshops and classes in order to be the best they can be for your children.
**The Preschool offers wraparound care for preschoolers attending Springfield's Walton School Pre-K program. Their traditional program runs from 9-11:30am with optional lunch until 12:30pm, as well as extended daily enrichments until 2:30pm
COME MEET NEW PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR ALLISON TANKEL. VISIT US WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES AND SEE WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT! Call the office at (973)379-5387 to schedule an appointment.
PROGRAMS FOR 2012-2013
Mommy & Me Designed for children between the ages of 6-18 months. The children and parents, grandparents or caregivers come to school once or twice a week. Adults can socialize while the babies play. Discussions will be geared to your child’s development in a safe, child-friendly environment. Advance registration required. Session Time: One hour
Little Learners A wonderful transition for young children and their parents to our preschool environment. Toddlers aged 18 months-2 years can experiment with their growing independence. Through daily living skills, art, music and sensory enrichment, children have the opportunity to develop physically, socially and emotionally. This class meets three times per week, giving families the opportunity to enroll for one, two or three days. Advance registration required. Session Time: 90 minutes
Stay and Play Extends a student's day until 3:30pm. Stay and Play provides an opportunity to have an unstructured play-date in a safe, supervised and familiar setting. Offered daily. Advance registration required.
MONDAY: Super Scientists Children will perform scientific experiments using household objects. Children will be able to learn more about how things work.
TUESDAY: Creative Cooks In this cooking class, the goal is to get children excited about nutritious food! Through the cooking process, children will learn more about healthy choices AND HAVE FUN TRYING NEW FOODS!
WEDNESDAY: Magnificent Musicians The children will be engaged and motivated by various forms of music through singing, movement and laughter.
THURSDAY: Adventures in Art Children will be exposed to various forms of art, while creating their own masterpieces. A perfect afternoon to get good and messy!
FRIDAY: Chaverim Place
Let your child immerse in the love of Judaism the best way – in our Friday enrichment. Our class is bursting with activities to engage your child in Jewish learning. They learn Hebrew vocabulary, and the alef bet through stories, craft, food and fun!
FRIDAY: Literature Learners: Children love good stories and we will be sharing all kinds of books; your children can enjoy classics, favorites, poetry, jokes and just about any type of children’s literature. Activities will enrich stories in a variety of ways, including art, movement, cooking, and creative dramatics. We strive to increase their enthusiasm for books and to become life-long readers. Students will also explore creative writing and become published authors. All enrichments include lunchtime and quiet time.
- Fax: 973-564-7516
- Religious affiliation: Union for Reform Judaism
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 2-year old—4:1; 3-year-old—6:1; Pre-K—7:1
- Age range: 2 - 4 years
- Special education: Yes