Preschool Class Schedule and Curriculum

 

Classes

Valley Beth Shalom Preschool is a warm, nurturing Jewish Environment where children feel safe and secure. Our teachers are gifted, highly trained educators of young children and early Jewish education. We work closely with families and value parents as an integral part of the education process.

The preschool program is for children ages 2 - 5½ years old.  Classes meet 5 days a week. Early morning drop off and after school Kid's Club extended care are available.

 
Early Morning Drop Off 
 
7:45am - 9:00am 
2 – 3 years old
Acorns/Balutim
9:00am – 12:30pm
2½ – 3 years old
Seedlings/Garinim
9:00am – 12:30pm
3 – 4 years old
Sprouts/Nevetim
9:00am – 1:00pm
3½ – 4 years old
Sprigs/Prichim
9:00am – 1:00pm
4 – 5 years old
Pre-K Oaks/Alonim
9:00am – 2:00pm
4½ – 5 years old
TK
9:00am – 3:00pm
After School Kid's Club
 
12:30pm – 5:30pm


Curriculum

VBS Preschool is a developmental program inspired by the principles of High Scope and Reggio Emilia. Our approach is based on the following principles: emergent curriculum, project work, documentation, collaboration and exploration.

In the learning environment of our school, children are taught in small classroom groups to insure a sense of belonging in the first step outside the family. A high ratio of adults to children insures that children receive responsive attention and support. Daily activities include a balanced program of indoor/outdoor, quiet/active, collaborative teacher/child-directed experiences. Classrooms are filled with abundant hands-on materials, encouraging exploration, creativity, building, fantasy and communication. Our program includes involvement from parents, rabbis along with  music, body movement and gymnastic specialists.

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