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Our Program

Our Early Childhood Education Program focuses on the social, emotional, academic, physical, and spiritual needs of each child in a warm, stimulating, creative, and loving Jewish environment.  Children learn through play and exploration to become independent,  self-confident, and excited about learning.  We have a variety of wonderful classes for children ranging from three months to four years. 
Along with our Rabbi and Cantor we also offer monthly Tot Shabbat celebrations and fun Family Education Workshops.
 
The Director of our Early Childhood Program, Cindy Common invites you to contact her for a tour of our wonderful school and our beautiful Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom and playground.
 
To reach Cindy, call 516-496-9100 x103 or email ccommon@woodburyjc.org.
 
 
 

Our Classes

Babies And Bagels: For children 3 – 12 months and their Mommies or Daddies. A great way to meet other new parents, share ideas, hear from experts and have a nosh while enjoying fun activities with your little one. The class meets 1 morning a week for 1 hour.
 
Two Together: For children 12 – 22 months and their Mommies, Daddies or other adult caretaker. Make new friends while experiencing a fun and interactive mini-preschool morning. This class meets 1 morning a week for 90 minutes with the last 30 minutes of class including Pee Wee Pros Gymnastics. 
 
Young Toddlers: This unique separation experience begins in January of each school year for children who will turn 2 years old by early Spring of the same year. The class meets 2 or 3 mornings each week from 9:30 am - 12 pm.
 
Toddler Program: For children that turn 2 years old on or before December 1st. Children may attend 2, 3 or 5 days a week from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
 
Three Year Olds: Children must turn 3 years old by December 1st. Children may attend 4 or 5 days a week from 9:30 am - 2 pm.
 
Four Year Olds: Children must turn 4 years old by December 1st. This is a 5 day a week program from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
 
Summer Camp: Incoming Toddlers enjoy 7 weeks in a relaxed, stimulating and nurturing atmosphere with a very low child/counselor ratio, lots of time outdoors and special entertainment and programs. Campers may attend 2, 3 or 4 days a week from 10 am - 1 pm.  Early Drop-off is available.
 
Extended Hours And Busing: We offer Wrap Around Care for early drop off as early as 8 am and late pick up as late as 4 pm as well as a variety of Afternoon Extension Programs including Cooking, Science, Young Master Artists, Yoga, Creative Movement, Soccer and Karate. 
 
Busing is available for all enrolled children for both arrival and departure. 
 

Our Goals

Engaging experiences are provided to encourage development in the following areas:
 
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Cognitive and Adaptive Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Coordination
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Moral Growth and Development
  • Jewish Identity, Celebrations, Values, and Introduction to Hebrew

Our Curriculum

Our child centered, play-based curriculum provides an exciting and developmentally appropriate environment that fosters learning through meaningful experiences and establishes a solid foundation for continuous growth, positive self-image and Jewish learning.  Intentional and experiential activities are designed to meet the developmental stages of each child.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated STEAM classroom and teacher and a Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom where each class spends time in daily.   Activities include:
  • Art expression, music and cooking
  • Literacy and writing readiness
  • Math activities and science exploration
  • Language development and dramatic play
  • Movement, block building and manipulatives
  • Nature and gardening experiences
  • Weekly Music Specialist 
  • Weekly visits by Rabbi Fruithandler and Cantor Cohen
  • School-wide Shabbat celebrations
  • Special programs and trips to enhance the learning experiences.

Our Staff

Along with our Director, Cindy Common, and Administrative Assistant Debbie Loeb, we have a low child/teacher ratio and a staff of loving and dedicated certified educators with extensive Early Childhood Education backgrounds, teaching experience and understanding of the needs of young families and children. Our staff retention rate is outstanding.  A strong emphasis is placed on professional development so that we may continually improve the quality of our program and keep current on the latest research in our field.  We are licensed by the NYS Office of Child and Family Services and we are active participants in the Jewish Education Project of New York.
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