Laurie Wagman Playschool and Abigail R. Cohen Preschool
The Preschool (ages 3-5 years) and the Playschool (ages 18 months-3 years) provide a play-based program incorporating Jewish values and traditions. Our program fosters a joyful and welcoming environment, is culturally and spiritually rich, and blends both secular and religious content into a comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate curriculum. The children are guided by a team of caring educators who are dedicated to creating a Jewish atmosphere where stimulating, challenging, and satisfying learning opportunities emerge, allowing the children to explore and discover who they are and the world around them. Through a paradigm of enrichment and fun, students acquire skills and competencies in areas such as language and literacy, science and nature, pre-math, art and music appreciation, kinesthetic development, and social awareness. We observe Shabbat, celebrate the Jewish holidays, and practice mitzvot. We seek to impart a lifelong love of learning and to illuminate a deepening sense of Judaism as a joyful and meaningful experience in our children’s lives.
Our goals for your child are to:
- provide a warm, nurturing, supportive, “first” school experience;
- create a stimulating, enriching environment of diverse materials and experiences for safe exploration, healthy fun, and well-rounded development;
- encourage your child’s growing independence, ability to relate to a group, and formation of a positive self-image;
- develop a Jewish identity and sense of community spirit;
- offer personal attention, a focus on individuality, and provide experiences that meet the needs and interests of each child.
Our goals for the parents are to:
- provide a facility and program where each child is nurtured and well cared for with ample opportunities for parents to observe and participate;
- present a warm and nurturing setting to ease the transition from home to school for the parents as well as the children;
- provide opportunities to interact with the teachers, obtain ample feedback, discuss concerns, and help focus on activities for the individual child;
- enhance opportunities for interaction with other school families in order to share parenting experiences, developmental information, and a sense of community in both secular and Jewish areas;
- encourage the satisfaction, sense of commitment, and pride that comes from involvement in your child’s first program.