Preschool

AGES 2 - 5 YEARS
  • Prachim

    2 - 3 years
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    Baruchim Haba’im! Welcome to the Prachim Class! Prachim means flower in Hebrew – and we are certainly blooming every day. Nurturance and establishing a sense of trust and security are important goals of our classroom. With love, consistent routines and a welcoming environment for families, the children feel comfortable in our warm and stimulating classroom and outdoor environments. Through out the day the curriculum is planned to meet the needs of the whole child, including social interaction opportunities, imaginary play, small and large motor skills, cognitive activities such as puzzles, stories and manipulative materials as well as creative expression and music. There is balance of structured time and free play designed to promote independence, initiative, confidence and competence in each child.

    Every one to two weeks a new theme is introduced, which includes art, stories, dramatic play, and foods associated with the theme. Our school has a wonderful play ground which serves as an outdoor classroom, as well an environment for encouraging healthy physical fitness. There is ample shade to provide year round use.

    A strong Judaic program is an integral part of the program. This includes holidays, customs, ceremonies, and Hebrew language. For families who are not Jewish, the values promoted are conducive to inspiring good future citizens of the world and very worthwhile learning for all faiths and secular backgrounds.

  • Devorim

    3 - 4 years

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    Welcome to our Classroom!

    Devorim in Hebrew means “bees” and that is just what we are – busy as bees! We emerge ourselves into a variety of different themes each month, such as Jewish Holidays, letters and their sounds, and seasons and weather. We investigate, learn and celebrate them all with arts, crafts, story, song and much more.

    From the beginning of the year, children become familiar with a consistent daily routine transitioning from out door and indoor free play, teacher guided activities including large and small group times as well as snack and lunch times. This provides a predictable sense of continuity for the children with a balance of structured and unstructured time, just right for encouraging creativity, independence and helping to prepare for the next step, the Pre-Kindergarten class. The children of the Devorim Class are older 3 to 4 year olds, so through interactive games and learning centers, we work on social and group skills such a turning taking and sharing. Fostering verbal communication and encouraging self help skills are achieved through interactive games and learning centers. An emphasis is placed on expressing feelings and promoting friendly relationships. For cognitive learning, children work on acquiring letter and number recognition as well as writing skills in a developmentally appropriate ways, such as frequent stories and other listening, visual and hands on activities.

    We love visitors, so feel free to make arrangements with the office to come and see all the fun we have every day!

  • Parparim

    4 - 5 years

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    Welcome to the Parparim (Butterflies) class. We are the 4 and 5 year old class. Our philosophy is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for the children, focusing on pre-kindergarten learning skills such as pre-reading, math and science. We keep in touch with alumni families and are proud to know that our graduates go on to thrive in their next school settings.

    Our learning is based on themes. These themes are often centered around the alphabet and the sounds of the letters, as well as science, conservation and environmental awareness and other literacy endeavors. Another main focus in the class is developing social skills such as kindness, good citizenship and self-confidence.

    Class opens with creative play. This time is an opportunity for the children to learn about their world. They may build, play games, paint and use any of the learning toys around the classroom.

    Circle time is when we talk. We will discuss what’s going on in the children’s lives, calendar skills, vocabulary development, letter recognition, number awareness, science skills and demonstrate what the children will be involved with that day.

    We move on to writer’s workshop where we will practice our printing and drawing.

    Our class learns about Judaism through holiday activities, music and movement.

    We also have a time capsule in which we observe and record the learning and development of each child, which helps document and track progress.

  • OUR LOCATION

    Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center
    The Nest Infant and Toddler Center
    At Temple Adat Shalom
    15905 Pomerado Rd
    Poway, CA 92064

    (858) 451-6558

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    a tour, please contact Director
    Marilyn Milne

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    MMilne

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  • ENROLLMENT & WAIT LISTS

    Ganon Gil (Garden of Joy) is expanding! Interest and wait lists are now forming for our Infant-Toddler Center. Limited Availability!

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