Our students learn through hands-on experiences and activities with our specialized classroom set-up. In the separate sensory, math, language and home areas, children master foundational skills at their own pace. New concepts are introduced through circle time and group activities.
Practical Life Skills
Children learn to care for themselves and their environment in our practical life area. The practical tools and child sized furniture allow each child to develop and refine skills for everyday living, such as cleaning up, zippering, and buttoning. Mastering life skills builds concentration, independence and physical coordination.
Science and Culture
Science and culture lessons begin at circle time, with introductions to earth science, botany, animals, and geography. Each topic is enhanced with lessons designed for specific skill levels and individual activities which are completed independently. Scientific topics are studied in depth, using all five senses.
Children learn through tactile activities in the sensory area. Sorting by shape, size, color, smell and sound attune the child to differences in his or her environment. This sensory education prepares the body and mind for academic material.
Language and ABC
Using a multi-sensory approach to the alphabet, the children develop a strong phonetic awareness, understanding the shapes and sounds of each letter. This allows our students to transition easily from letters and sounds to reading and writing words.
Children learn mathematical concepts through tangible experiences. Once the children master the numbers, they learn to put together, take away and divide objects. These concrete materials build on one another, guiding the child’s mathematical mind from concrete to abstract.
Torah and Alef Bais
Torah and alef beis lessons focus on building a strong Jewish identity through meaningful learning. Children are introduced to the 613 mitzvos, Jewish holidays, the weekly Torah portion, Jewish history and more. Studied in context, the students understand the meaning of their heritage and their role for the future. Each child learns Hebrew reading at their own pace through tactile, visual and auditory activities.