Welcome to the Beth Moshe Early Childhood Center
Welcome to the Beth Moshe Early Childhood Center, an exciting, creative and nurturing space for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Guided by a caring, professional staff, we inspire your children to feel positive about themselves and their peers, as well as awaken an interest in their cultural roots.
Our classrooms are designed as teaching laboratories, offering creative environments that stimulate thinking, foster relationships and promote a child’s sense of identity. Your child will be exposed to the wonder and discovery of learning through a healthy combination of academics and exploratory play.
Beth Moshe believes in family involvement. We offer a variety of educational programs and social events for your entire family.
If you are looking for an exceptional Jewish experience for you and your child, join our Beth Moshe Early Childhood family. We open our doors to people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations, as well as interfaith couples and their families.
EXCEPTIONAL STAFF MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Our warm and dedicated staff are qualified, early childhood professionals who combine strong educational backgrounds with a love for teaching children. Together we create a community of life-long learners.
We have created a developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. Our academic program includes opportunities for exploration and hands-on learning known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). STEAM activities are incorporated into all lesson plans. This philosophy values the learning process as much as the results.
AGES 18 - 23 MONTHS PROGRAM
Gaining Independence This class provides an introductory experience to a social setting. The children participate in an exciting, developmentally appropriate curriculum including playground, music, Judaica, Spanish, arts and crafts, free play, creative movement, and storytelling. Toddlers learn beginning social skills and educational concepts. This is a wonderful first time preschool experience.
TWO-YEAR OLD PROGRAM
Participating and Learning This class focuses on developing fine and gross motor skills, language acquisition, cognitive growth, and social interactions. The children socialize, create art projects and participate in music, playground, Judaica, free play, creative movement, and other sensory activities.
THREE-YEAR OLD PROGRAM
Discovering and Problem Solving Children in this class are encouraged to explore their environment in order to foster their curiosity about the world. From problem solving as a group to understanding their relationship to everyday tasks and objects, this class embraces their eagerness to discover and learn. Interactive activities including creative movement, songs, art, dramatic play and hands-on exploration enable each child to discover a sense of self as well as acquire physical and cognitive readiness skills in a playful, fun way.
Critical Thinking and Communicating This exciting program offers an experience rich in early literacy, math, social studies and Judaica. Afternoon activities include music, physical education, creative arts, and crafts. (VPK is held from 9:00 am – noon).
Our Transitional Kindergarten program prepares children for elementary school in a small, nurturing environment. This program responds to the needs of the child who may not be developmentally or chronologically ready for kindergarten. Children are exposed to reading and math readiness. Our program creates a dynamic classroom experience that respects children’s ideas and helps them grow socially and intellectually. Literacy, math social studies and science are integrated throughout the day. Weekly specialties include Spanish, Hebrew, music, and art. This is a year of investigation, experimentation and discovery.
Children are born curious, natural scientists. For this reason, we designed our highly regarded STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Music) to enhance their natural abilities. In this program, kindergarteners learn about the earth and its resources, environmental conditions, magnetism, animal and plant life, and many other areas of scientific inquiry about which they are instinctively excited to learn. STEAM serves as a vehicle through which other subjects are taught and integrated with specific emphasis on the development of strong literacy, mathematics, critical-thinking and problem solving skills that will help ensure academic success as students grow. Our comprehensive Kindergarten program also provides students with daily lessons in second language study, Judaica, music, art, library, physical education, social studies and much more. Students learn individually and in groups – always in classrooms small enough to allow for individualized attention – a hallmark of our program.
EARLY MORNING CARE
Early morning care is available with an 8:00 am start, although you may drop off your child any time between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. Children play or relax in a supervised classroom before being signed into their classroom.
We offer afternoon extended care and enrichment programs. Hours of operation are 3:00 – 5:00 pm, five days a week. Programs may include but are not limited to music, art, yoga, science exploration, homework group, Spanish and sports.
A non-refundable $275 registration fee and a $100 PTA fee are required to secure a spot for each child. Tuition may be paid in full or monthly over 10 installments.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Requests for financial assistance must be submitted no later than April 17, 2015. Requests received after that date will be considered only if funds are available.
All programs are subject to minimum enrollment.