Early Literacy & Writing
Language development is a critical part of your child’s development. It supports his or her ability to communicate, to become a critical thinker and problem-solver, and lays the foundation for reading and writing skills. Activities that develop rhyme and rhythm, build vocabulary, increase phonological awareness, encourage comprehension skills and support decoding skills play a vital role in later achievement in reading.
Science, Math, Sensory & Art
Integrated activities in science and math (including numbers, patterns, shapes, organizational skills and more) encourage the recognition of problems, investigation, experimentation and answering questions. Sensory and art encourage creativity and allow children to explore, illustrate and construct concepts they are learning.
Outdoor Learning: Garden, Splash Pad, Playgrounds and Nature Preserve
Outdoor learning allows children to enjoy the great outdoors, exercise, run free and play! Children need to see, be a part of, and explore nature. Our beautiful outdoor playgrounds, garden, water splash pad and surroundings provide them the opportunities and open spaces to climb, run, ride trikes, swing, throw a ball, garden, and more!
The Madison Aron Brody Library & Storytime
Through stories, children are able to learn more about life, the world, and themselves. Storytime builds vocabulary and exposes a more sophisticated use of language. Children learn to listen, comprehend details, settle their bodies, focus, and follow instructions. All of these skills are crucial for school readiness. Our beautiful library allows teachers to check out books for their own classroom libraries.
Music, Movement & Israeli Dancing
A wide variety of music and movement activities improves rhythm, memory, cognitive development, learning skills, expressive ability, and group learning. They enable children to practice social skills such as taking turns and cooperation while building a love of Jewish and Israeli heritage.