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Our Classrooms

Our class environments are divided by ages.  However, we put much more emphasis on developmental readiness than age.  We strive to place each child where he/she is going to have the most developmental success.

We believe the foundation of Judaism and its traditions are built for children and their families during the preschool years. Our children experience Hebrew language throughout their curriculum as they develop.

Kehillat Parparim– Infants
(6 weeks+ - 12 months and walking)

Infancy is a crucial time of rapid development.  Children are driven to observe, experiment and experience new sensations, as they build lifelong foundations as explorers and problem solvers!  New discoveries are at the heart of every interaction that our youngest children have with others and with their environment.  

A solid attachment to their teachers and parents allow children the basis to understand that they can rely upon others to help them, and by being responsive to the needs of the children, our teachers help our youngest children learn that their opinions matter!

Kehillat Dagim – 1- 2’s

Toddlers are eager to explore their growing world.  Once they are walking (or while it is an evolving skill), they are able to interact with their surroundings in new and exciting ways!  Toddlers love to fill baskets and dump them out…over and over and over again!  

At LRECC, we honor the inquisitive nature of toddlers and understand that they are forming new knowledge about the world around them with every interaction. Toddlers are given ample opportunity to experiment and to construct new knowledge in a sensory rich environment and at a developmentally appropriate pace with supportive, loving
teachers.  

Children show us they are ready for the toddler class when they have dropped their morning nap, are able to drink from a sippy cup, are able to feed themselves, and when they are able to follow a one-step direction.

Kehillat Barvazim – 2-3 Year Olds

Two-three year-olds like to be independent! Favorite words are “Mine” and “No” and “I do it!” Two-three year-olds can go from excitement to anger to laughter within a few moments. A great deal of time is spent physically exploring their environment: pushing, pulling, filling, dumping, and touching.  

They are surer of themselves and of what they can do as they grow. While they may try out new ideas and explore their surroundings, they will look to their parents and teachers to be a base of support and trust. They begin to show more interest in other children as they begin to understand that they are members of a larger community.

Kehillot Koala & Panda – 3 – Pre-K

The three- year-olds are full of wonder and spend a lot of time watching, observing, and imitating. Their days are filled with busy exploration of their world. Three-year-olds are
interested in practicing their fine and large motor skills, and it is common for them to want to spend the entire morning building with blocks, painting, going down the slide or
riding a favorite tricycle.  Three-year-olds have very little memory for past events and do not understand “yesterday” and “tomorrow” the way adults do. They often repeat activities or may do and undo actions such as putting a puzzle together. These sequences are important to later understandings of change and consistency.

“Energetic” and “imaginative” are words that are often used to describe 4-year-olds. Sometimes impatient and silly, they discover humor and spend a great deal of time
being silly and begin to experiment with telling “jokes.” A 4-year-old’s language may
range new vocabulary to made-up nonsense words, as they play with language and
learn new skills.  Imagination suddenly becomes greater than life for the 4-year-old, who
might confuse reality and “make-believe.” Four-five year-olds feel good about the things
they can do and usually are eager to try new experiences. Four-five year olds are constantly learning and growing, and we create interesting, hands-on experiences to
prepare them for their ever evolving educational journey beyond preschool.

Every Moment is a Jewish Moment

Jewish values, Jewish holidays, Israeli dancing and culture, are integrated throughout the curriculum every day. Community wide celebrations are scheduled throughout the school year. Hebrew is introduced in the classroom informally through songs, movement and games.

Contact Us

Anita Kraus
Dir. of Early Childhood Education
314-576-3688

Pam Appelman
LRECC Office Manager
314-576-
3688

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781