The K’tanim Preschool at Temple Beth Sholom is a diverse play-based early education program. We serve children ages 2-5. The K’tanim Preschool has been licensed by the State of Connecticut since January 2000.
All of our teachers are devoted to complete child care for children of all ages.
We have been NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited four times since 2005. Less than 10 percent of all early childhood programs nationwide achieve this award.
Our school is a child-centered program that encourages children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development within a caring Jewish community. The K’tanim program’s developmental approach to learning provides direct hands-on educational experience geared to meet the individual needs and interests of each child.
Both indoors and out, through a variety of play and educational experiences, our goal is to encourage individual growth, while enhancing self-esteem and developing happy, healthy children. We seek to help children develop as responsible members of a group respecting all people and their differences.
Our program aims to provide a solid foundation for young children with respect to Jewish values, ceremonies, customs and holidays. The goal of our program is to help our children to develop a true love for Judaism. We accomplish this by weaving the rich ta’am (flavor) of Jewish education into our everyday curriculum. Through literature, celebration, art, language, music and dance, children are exposed to the symbols, holidays and traditions necessary for developing an awareness and appreciation for being Jewish.