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A Message From Cindy Grebow

A Message From Cindy Grebow

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the May Family Nursery School!

Early childhood is the gateway to learning, and here at Central Synagogue, we are committed to providing young children with an environment rich in hands-on experiences that encourages a love for learning based on creative exploration. During their time here, all children are recognized as unique individuals with varied interests, personality traits, and strengths. Our school is a place for them to wonder, explore, experiment, and problem-solve with confidence. We nurture the development of the intellectual, social and emotional, language, and physical skills that form a strong foundation for each child as an eager and curious learner throughout his or her life, and the shorter term, ensure a successful transition to kindergarten.

Interwoven throughout our school year are rich Jewish learning experiences and compelling celebratory times that help children develop a sense of connection to Judaism. They interact with Clergy, explore ritual objects, celebrate holidays, and learn about Jewish values, such as tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (righteousness, often referred to as charity), hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests), and g’milut chasadim (acts of kindness).

One of my greatest pleasures is partnering with parents during this early and tender time in their children's lives. Whether meeting to discuss their child's transition into our school, social interactions with their classmates, individual learning styles, or plans for school after the nursery school years (the New York City exmissions process), I deeply enjoy engaging with them and providing support, as together, we get to know their children as students and seek answers to their questions and concerns.

I invite you to learn more about our school and all that it has to offer your children and family as an integral part of the warm, innovative, and welcoming Central Synagogue community.

Warm regards,

Cindy Grebow
Early Childhood Director