Our PhilosophyOur Early Childhood Center has provided outstanding, developmentally appropriate secular and Judaic education for decades in a warm, safe and nurturing atmosphere. We strive to help our children become enthusiastic learners. We encourage children to be active and creative explorers; trying out their ideas and thinking their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners. We take pride in teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all throughout their lives. We allow children to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them.
The School Day
As part of the school day, our children enjoy weekly yoga, science and music classes. We offer after school enrichment programs to enhance the daily school experience. Children can enjoy art, gymnastics, sports, science and drama classes all taught by experienced individuals in their respective fields. We also offer before and after school care to meet your family’s needs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (additional cost).
Classes and Times
Toddlers (2’s) 9:30 AM-12:30 PM – 3 or 5 day program
Three Year Olds 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM- Monday- Friday
Four Year Olds (Pre-K) 9:15 AM – 2:15 PM – Monday–Friday
Bi-monthly Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Child/children ages 6 months – 12 months
A great time to bond with your child while socializing with other adults. Movement, bubbles, music and more. There is no cost for this class.
Grown-up and Me
Fridays 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Grown-up and Me is pure fun for you and your child/children ages 12 months – 23 months. Join us and laugh, learn and enjoy a “first school” experience that will create memories. Share tips with other moms/dads/grandparents/caregivers for making daily routines a little easier and a lot more fun!
After School Enrichment Programs
Tae Kwon Do
Children will learn self control and discipline while enhancing their spirit, and their integrity.Your children will work on improving their muscle tone, balance and coordination, while having lots of fun. We promise to provide an enriching learning experience and will give our highest regard to safety.
This 45 minute class introduces your child to gymnastics. We will be learning cartwheels and tumbles and handstands and all fun things like that…We will be working on balance, coordination and motor skills through the use of our obstacle courses and so much more.
Mad Science is coming and will be bringing fun, exciting, unique hands on science experiments for our children to enjoy and experience. Fog and bubbles, energy and motion, optical illusions, magnetic magic, space frontiers, detective science, wiggly worms -all these and more will be explored!!
We encourage our children to explore, create and learn in their own unique way, which also builds self-esteem, confidence and character. Abrakadoodle teaches ART through the exploration of many mediums including paint, watercolor, sculpting materials and much more. We also introduce celebrated artists from all over the world from the past to the present.
Pee Wee Pros
The basis behind the PeeWee Pro’s curriculum is to introduce children to the fundamentals of physical fitness through the use of the following sports: Basketball, Football, Baseball, Hockey, Golf and Tennis. All sessions are taught by licensed instructors. For more information about PeeWee Pro’s, you can visit them at www.peeweepros.com.
ALL ABOARD! OUR TRAIN IS MAKING A STOP AT IMAGINATION STATION – A PLACE WHERE THEMES COMES TO LIFE THROUGH MUSIC, ACTIVITIES AND VARIOUS EQUIPMENT AND PROPS. IMAGINATION STATION IS FITNESS WITH A THEME. SUCH FAVORITES INCLUDE: PIRATES, PRINCESSES, UNDER THE SEA, OUTER SPACE, THE CIRCUS, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!
Curious Cooks – The MaxBakesNY enrichment class would focus on conscious eating habits, both in how to enjoy healthy nutritious meals as well as enjoying less healthy options in moderation. The class will focus on a different dish each week that will allow the children to learn the recipes while incorporating different techniques and topics. Some class examples are: Marshmallow Critters, Baked Apples, Chocolate Chip Cookies,Banana and Carrot Muffins, quiche Cakes and etc. The items prepared will either be cooked on school premises or, should the recipe need time to rise, potentially baked at home with instructions. The recipes taught would use kosher and nut free ingredients. If your child has any other food allergies, please do not sign up for this class.
Movement activates the body and the brain! It plays an integral part of the learning process. Brain Booster’s intention is to strengthen the portion of the brain responsible for learning, decision making, social behavior, planning, and speech. The program is theme based, using literature and furry friends. They lead the children through a series of intentional movements using songs, props and movement. The curriculum incorporates movements and theory from yoga, Brain Gym TM, MSRB ™, mindfulness and kindness practices
Attitudes in Motion
A class that introduces a variety of dance styles in a fun filled positive environment. Set to an age appropriate playlist of upbeat Music, this quick paced class will keep your little one moving and grooving!
Early Care and Late Care
Early Care beginning at 8 AM and Late Care Monday-Thursday until 5 PM and on Fridays until 3 PM.
Stay and Play
Stay and Play is an optional extension program at the end of the school year. Children spend time having fun with visits from a petting zoo, the local police and fire department and enjoy outdoor play with our dedicated professional staff.
Learn about our Beth Sholom Day Camp.