We are thrilled to offer interactive and engaging classes led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Any questions? Please contact Tamar Davis.
For children born Sept 1-Dec 31, 2015
Not quite old enough to enroll in Nursery School but ready for a more comprehensive program? Sign up your child for Toddlers Turning Two and get a head start on joining our Nursery School community. Children start the year accompanied by a trusted grownup and then in January, as 2 year olds, we begin a gentle separation process and your child officially becomes a student in the Nursery School with no need to reapply for the following year.
Parents with Infants 1-5 months
Explore the questions and challenges that arise at the earliest stages of a parent and child’s new life together. Whether you are a first-time parent or have returned to parenting a newborn baby, this weekly group provides moms and dads with a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents going through similar experiences during this special time in your lives. Babies are welcome and celebrated! In this class, you and other parents will ask questions, discuss topics of interest, sing to your babies and be introduced to developmentally appropriate infant activities. The facilitator has led infant classes for parents for over 20 years and is an Early Childhood Development Specialist at Central Synagogue’s May Family Nursery School.
Children Birth-12 months with a Parent or Caregiver
Baby Book Club is an engaging story hour led by warm and experienced early childhood educators who teach in Central Synagogue’s Nursery School. Every session will include stories, songs and play time for children and an opportunity for the adults to “ask the experts” questions in a relaxed and supportive setting. Shabbat and Jewish holidays are incorporated into the curriculum.
Children 12-18 months with a Parent or Caregiver
In this new and exciting Central Synagogue Early Childhood class, Children will create new friendships, learn how to be part of a group, and become accustomed to classroom routines as they explore a variety of age-appropriate materials, listen to stories, and experiment with art. Music, puppets, and movement are an important part of the classroom experience. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in engaging ways. Meetings with a parent facilitator will be incorporated into the program.
Children 12-24 months with a Parent or Caregiver
Central Synagogue’s Shabbat A Lot is the place to come for an interactive Shabbat experience. Each week’s class includes a hands-on art activity, playtime, stories, singing, Shabbat blessings and snacks, and frequent visits from Central Synagogue clergy. Each child will take home a delicious challah each week to celebrate Shabbat at home. Jewish holidays will also be woven into the class sessions throughout the year with age-appropriate toys, songs, art activities, and storytelling.
Children 18-24 months with a Parent or Caregiver
In this interactive and engaging Central Synagogue Early Childhood class children are introduced to school through engagement with blocks, puzzles, art materials, music, movement and stories. While parallel play is the norm at this age, children enjoy being together, and begin to learn how to be part of a group with the guidance of experienced and warm Central Synagogue teachers. There will be a gentle separation process in January for children who are ready. Parents and caregivers will move to a nearby room where they will be joined intermittently by Nursery School faculty and staff for coffee conversation and questions. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in engaging and age-appropriate ways.