Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael
Shalom Yeladim – Judie Gerstein Early Learning Center

Shalom Yeladim – Judie Gerstein Early Learning Center

Shalom Yeladim — The Judie Gerstein Early Learning Center is a program from the Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael. We were formed for the dual purposes of serving as an outreach to the Jewish community and, along with the family, reinforcing Jewish traditions and customs practiced at home. Our synagogue is affiliated with United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. We are licensed by the State of New Jersey. Our school is designed to provide a particular and unique experience for preschoolers of all denominations.

We were created as an alternative to other large-schools. Class size is restricted not by licensing requirements but by our knowledge of the needs of young children. We know that love of learning and intellectual acuity flourishes in surroundings that are safe, nurturing, stimulating and inviting. The ability to learn follows naturally from the development of social, emotional and physical skills. Every school activity is planned with these goals in mind. We pride ourselves on the fact that each teacher is familiar with each child, and each child becomes familiar with every adult on staff.

Our comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program is designed to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. All games and activities are skill-based and goal oriented, so the children grow with everything they do. Our age-appropriate curriculum combines a celebration of Judaism with the children’s daily experiences and observations, plus critical
learning and developmental concepts.

We offer:

  • Full & half-day programs for children from 18 months through PRE-K
  • Extended day from 7:30 am—6 pm
  • Classes for New 2’s (starting at 18 months)
  • Open Enrollment throughout the year
  • Enrichment classes (Art, Stories around the world, Science, Engineering and Math, Yoga)
  • Parent-child classes, “Shalom Babies” on Thursday mornings and a “Mommy and Me” music class on Tuesday mornings
  • Morning specials (Gym, Music, Gardening and Shabbat)
  • Summer Fun Program (8-week program)
  • Bridges (Bridge the gap between end of school and camp)
  • Allergy-friendly environment

For more information call 973-538-8284 or email: shalomyeladim@mjcby.org.