The objective of all good nurseries and childcare programs are actually quite similar. They seek to create a warm, healthy, and happy environment where small children can grow and develop emotionally and cognitively as well as physically.
At Chabad of Midtown Preschool and Daycare we strive to do this in a most professional and caring manner. Additionally, we endeavor to impart a love and flair for the beauty of our religion and culture, as well as nurture and develop faith and trust in G-d. We hope to inculcate a love for Israel, all things Jewish and an involvement in the performance of the Mitzvot (percepts) of Torah. Ivrit- Hebrew language is used in both formal and informal instruction and becomes a part of the daily routine, as well as holiday fun and games.
Our classrooms are all well outfitted with state-of-the-art preschool furnishings. The curriculums are based upon age-appropriate developmentally accepted practice. The classroom set up is comprised of learning centers which include blocks, art, dramatic play, books and manipulative. These centers allow the children to have choices and to actively explore. They learn by interacting with their peers, teachers and the varying things in their environment. Each center has a specific aim and with the teacher’s guidance, helps the children’s emotional, cognitive and physical growth.
The daily schedule is planned to include active and quiet times, gross and fine motor activities and child-initiated as well as staff initiated activities. Outdoor play and walks is part of our daily schedule.
In the Preschool and Kindergarten classes, assessments are an important part of the curriculum. A portfolio for each child contains developmental checklists, work samples and anecdotal records. We endeavour to make sure that children reach their individual potential. Our school is affiliated with the CCAC should a child benefitfrom their services, it would be provided.
We integrate an emergent curriculum approach into a thematic approach to create a synthesis of programs including the best guided and individualized educational opportunities.