Today is April 23, 2017 -
Member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
177 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Our teachers are experienced and State Certified. Our comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program is designed to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. Children learn and grow at their own rate.
The classrooms are comprised of learning centers which include blocks, art, music, toys and puzzles, dramatic play, books, manipulatives, sensory, discovery and scientific awareness. These centers allow the children to have choices to actively explore. They learn by interacting with their peers, teachers and the varying things in their environment.
The daily schedule is planned to include active and quiet times, gross and fine motor activities and child-initiated as well as staff-initiated activities. Outdoor (weather permitting) or indoor play is scheduled each day. Planning for the classroom involves consideration to age appropriateness for the group and individual aptness. Being cognizant that every child learns differently, we use various mediums to teach. Assessment is also an important part of the curriculum. Lesson plans at our school are built around the events influencing the children at the time that they are being taught. Weather changes, special animal habits, national celebrations and holiday seasons all determine what will be brought into the classroom at any particular time of year. All these are woven into the general curriculum to allow the children to learn from what is going on around them.
Intellectual: We encourage the children to develop self-motivation, active investigative skills through questioning,exploring, observing, and thinking and problem solving abilities needed to thrive in a world of challenge and competition.
Social: We encourage each child to work and play with others, to develop language communication skills, to respect the rights and privacy of their peers and most of all, to develop feelings of kindness, courtesy, helpfulness and acceptance.
Physical: Children are provided constant opportunities to develop their gross and fine motor skills, to develop finger strength and dexterity, and arm-eye and body coordination.
Emotional: Children are encouraged to develop a positive self-concept, to understand the difference between right and wrong and to develop responsibility. They are encouraged to recognize that people are different and to be accepting of others.