JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through our play-based curriculum.
In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills.
Language Arts Center: Listening, speaking, and reading & writing
Art/Invention: The process of creating artwork is more important than the end product.
Block Center: Developing problem-solving, classification, comparison and cooperative play skills.
Small Motor Activities: Developing small motor and eye-hand coordination.
Dramatic Play Center: Fostering emotional development through imaginative play.
Science Center: Learning to explore the world, one observation at a time.
Music Center: Shaping skills through listening, performing, rhythmic responses and creativity.
Structured group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games adds structure to each day. It is our belief that the outside learning environment, which enables children’s imaginations to soar, engages them in large motor activity and promotes cooperative play with friends, is just as important as the indoor classroom space.
As a Jewish center, we welcome families of all faiths. Our curriculum teaches Jewish values and traditions and incorporates the Jewish holidays including Shabbat on Fridays.