Programs

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
​2-Year Old Preschool Class

 

The Twos class ratio is eight children and two teachers.  Two year olds attend school either two or three days a week, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with flexible scheduling.  For many children, the twos program represents the first experience outside the home with exposure to new adults, peers and a new environment. Goals of the Twos Classroom:

  • learn to play alongside one another

  • learn trust and respect

  • develop self-esteem and a sense of independence

  • begin to learn an appreciation for Judaism, its holidays and its values.    

​3, 4 & 5-Year Old Preschool Class

The Preschool class for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds ratio varies by day with at least two teachers and more staff when needed. The Threes/Fours class is one classroom space with a mixed age group.  Children attend school from 2-5 days a week, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Flexible scheduling is available. 

Children in this classroom are divided into groups based on any or all of the following criteria: developmental level, age and interest.

Days are play-based and flexible within a structured environment.  Although there are different goals within this classroom, all children are encouraged to:

  • develop friendships

  • work on conflict resolution

  • develop self-esteem and a sense of independence

  • take responsibility and gain an appreciation for Judaism, its holidays and its values.    

 

For older children, there is a necessary emphasis on Kindergarten readiness as well. 

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K'tanim Preschool at Temple Beth Sholom

1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06517

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