Doobonim – 1 Year Olds
Our Doobonim classes, also known as our teddy bears, are for children that are 12 months of age by September 1, 2012. We will accept children in January that are 12 months of age by January 1, 2013 and walking, if space is available. This program has a low teacher-to-child ratio and small class sizes.
Our program provides a nurturing and safe environment to allow our children a stress-free separation from their parents and home. Children spend an active day developing social, fine motor, gross motor, as well as speech and language development skills. Whether scribbling with markers, learning to share with a friend, following simple directions or climbing up the slide, each part of the day is a learning experience.
Flexible programs are available including 2 day, 3 day or 5 day options.
Kofim – 2 Year Olds
Our Kofim classroom is full of developmental exploration. Children work on their social skills by playing and working with teachers and other children. They begin to listen and learn in both individual and group settings. The two’s learn the basics of colors, shapes, counting and Jewish Brachot during the classroom day.
This is a time when the children are beginning to learn self-help skills such as washing hands and cleaning up. Every day, the children interact with engaging centers to continue developing fine motor skills. Blocks, playdough and art projects are just a few ways our teachers strengthen these skills. During the day, our playground provides as safe, fun and engaging environment for the children to develop their gross motor skills. Whether it is climbing the stairs to the slide, running to pop a bubble, or jumping in excitement, as teachers, we know we are building their large muscle groups.
Parparim – 3 Year Olds
Our three year old program is a smooth transition from our Kofim classes. Children continue to experience a hands-on exploration of their environment and are nurtured in a positive and socially rich setting that encourages individual growth of abilities. Our classroom environment and developmentally appropriate experiences allow children to learn as they develop self-confidence. Children are encouraged to explore all aspects of the classroom, growing and learning with both repetitive and new experiences. Emphasis is placed on social interaction and emotional growth. They are given many opportunity to make decisions and are encouraged to make good choices. During Circle Time children learn how to function in a group setting, how to share their ideas, and how to learn from and share witheach other. Children are introduced to letters and sounds through the use of daily language and literacy experiences supporting their growing language development and vocabulary. Early Math skills are developed with hands-on experiences, as children work on counting and sorting. Continuing gross motor development is implemented at various times throughout the day, whether it be on the children’s outdoor or indoor playground, or in the classroom. Our Parpaim program lets our children continue to explore their world at their pace while providing them with the environment to continue to grow and learn.
Tzeeporim (VPK) – 4 Year Olds
Our four-year-old program offers an experience rich in early literacy, math, science and Hebrew. With use of our top-rated ELLM curriculum our preschoolers are more than ready to make the leap into Kindergarten at any one of the public or private schools in the area.
Our preschool is center-based which provides opportunities for your child to develop self-confidence. Each preschooler is encouraged to work at his/her own pace according to their individual needs and developmental readiness. Computers are in their classrooms, which allow your child to practice and expand their technology skills. Several fieldtrips are planned throughout the year including visits to museums & attending local theater performances. Overall our preschool offers the best, most well rounded program for any four years old.
We offer the Florida State sponsored Voluntary Pre-K Program (VPK). Funding for the VPK program is linked not only to attendance but also to the success of our students upon entrance into Kindergarten. Therefore, attendance during scheduled instructional days is imperative in order to remain in our VPK program. In order to participate in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program, you must register your child with the Early Learning Coalition. You will receive a certificate that you will in turn give to us in order to secure your child’s placement in our program. If you have any questions regarding VPK, please call the Early Learning Coalition of Duval at (904) 208-2044.