Diverse Learning Environments
Jewish Beginnings is currently accepting children ages 1 and 2.
We strive to be an extension of your home, and this is especially evident in the warm, comforting environment we create for the youngest members of the Jewish Beginnings family. Our experienced educators encourage our infants’ innate curiosity and rapid development by providing a safe, loving, and engaging environment for our babies to explore the world around them. Aware of each child’s individual patterns, we help establish a schedule with eating, frequent diaper changes, and naps when needed. Interaction with each child is responsive, thoughtful, and intentional in every way. As a partner with parents, we help integrate each baby’s development into a seamless transition between school and home. As such, nursing mothers are welcomed and provided a private, comfortable room.
Toddlers are mobile and curious about the world around them, ready to explore with all their senses. By observing their behavior and responses, we cater to their inquisitiveness by using the room as a third teacher. This helps build their confidence and self-esteem, invites curiosity and discovery, and most importantly, fosters strong and respectful relationships.
Our toddlers begin gaining their independence and fine and gross motor skills by learning how to feed themselves, find their own cubbies, understand routines, all while growing their verbal language skills. Our toddlers feel empowered and capable, excited to explore in their loving and safe environment.
For our preschoolers, we focus on developing the socio-emotional skills children need to thrive, supporting and empowering their development through choice. At this age, children desire to exert their growing independence, and it is our role to guide that development in a positive, nurturing manner. Our classrooms provoke learning through play, such as sorting, counting, pre-reading and math, colors, verbal expression, and much more. Emphasizing the self-help skills of dressing, hand-washing, and toilet training, along with a healthy social-emotional foundation for problem-solving and recognition of feeling, our two’s gain immense confidence in a warm, comfortable environment created expressly for their developmental needs.
The emphasis of our Pre-K class is to build upon and expand their love of learning while encouraging their natural curiosity about the world around them. At this stage, we begin introducing more formal academic activities by creating opportunities to explore and inquire with teachers and students embarking on learning adventures together. This collaborative approach emboldens children’s passion for knowledge, further developing the skills needed for critical thinking and discovery. With a focus on kindness and empathy in social-emotional growth and development, we guide and model interactions with others to both express themselves and take their peers' perspectives.