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- What is the connection between the Nursery School and the Synagogue?
- Do you have to be a Temple member to enroll in the Nursery School?
- What type of Curriculum does Temple Sinai Nursery School use?
- How do we prepare children for success in Kindergarten and beyond?
- How are the Holidays observed?
- What is Sharing Shabbat?
- Can I visit my child anytime I'd like to?
- Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
- I'm not quite ready to enroll, how can I continue to get updates about Temple Sinai Nursery School?
What is the connection between the Nursery School and the Synagogue?
Each week the entire school joins together in the sanctuary to celebrate Shabbat. The clergy lead the children in song, story and prayer. Our religious school has programs beginning in Kindergarten. Our nursery school graduates have a natural connection to this program and enjoy continuing their Jewish learning with many of the teachers that work in the nursery school too.
Do you have to be a Temple member to enroll in the Nursery School?
No. You are not required to become a member, however, there is a substantial tuition discount for Temple members.
What type of Curriculum does Temple Sinai Nursery School use?
Temple Sinai Nursery School’s curriculum is designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and fostering a spirit of community. It includes curriculum elements such as Language Works, Handwriting without Tears, Math Counts, Science Rocks, ArtSmart, Music and Judaic learning. Encouraging children to be kind to one another and exposing them to the importance of taking care of our world is an overall theme throughout the age groups.
How do we prepare children for success in Kindergarten and beyond?
Our PreK classes focus on creating lifelong learners. The children are given opportunities to work in small groups, large groups and in individual instruction with the teacher. Social, emotional, physical and educational goals are carefully monitored for each child in order to make sure developmental milestones are being reached. We are consistently told by the principals of local elementary schools that the Temple Sinai Nursery School students are extremely well prepared for grade school.
How are the Holidays observed?
Temple Sinai Nursery School observes all Jewish and secular holidays in the classrooms. The children learn the importance and meaning of the holidays through literature, art, puppetry, drama, music and creative projects.
What is Sharing Shabbat?
Once per month, families are invited to join together for a specially themed Shabbat service. The program begins at 4:30pm for children only, (ages 2-Grade 3) for creative activities, music, stories and socialization. Adults return at 5:30pm for an interactive family Shabbat service and a child friendly dinner. There is no cost for this program.
Can I visit my child anytime I'd like to?
You are welcome to visit your child anytime. We also encourage you to attend our breakfast programs: “Dads and Donuts”, "Grandparents and Granola” and “Mother's Day Tea”. Participating with your child allows you to meet other families and be a part of your child’s experience.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
The staff is trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible.