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Preschool

Andrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center

The Andrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center is a fully licensed preschool for children ages 18 months to 5 years. We provide a secure, loving environment to help your child grow and flourish. In addition to our strong, developmentally appropriate secular academic program, we provide children with the background to see the world through Jewish eyes. Our diverse, child-centered curriculum includes exciting hands-on activities to foster a love of learning in science, math, reading, music, art, movement, and more! In our state-of-the-art facility, your child will thrive in small classes with attentive, experienced teachers. 

For more information or to schedule a personal tour:

Hillary Posner

Director of Early Childhood Education

201-891-4466

preschool@bethrishon.org

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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Andrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center to foster positive self-esteem and the self-confidence to be a positive risk taker. Our graduates are children that love their heritage and look forward to the challenges of future education.

 

We accomplish this by providing your child with:

 

A secure, loving environment

Attentive, experienced teachers

Small class sizes

An involved community

And a rich hands-on curriculum.

 

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CURRICULUM

Varied and Enriching

Our curriculum includes a range of academic subjects introduced at a level tailored to each child. Classrooms incorporate educationally appropriate technology including the use of Smartboards and we introduce age-appropriate music, science, art, and physical education on a weekly basis. We have multiple indoor and outdoor play spaces including a large outdoor playground with shaded areas, and a separate fenced-in garden with tricycle path.

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PLAY GROUPIES 

Birth - 24 Months - FREE!

This social program, offered to parents, grandparents and caregivers with infants or toddlers, is an excellent opportunity to spend time together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, make new friends and share ideas. Fridays starting at 10:00 am whenever the preschool is in session. Program also includes participating in Tot Shabbat with the rest of the preschool at 11:00 am.

Visit this page for more info and to register,

If you have questions, email preschool@bethrishon.org.

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MINI-TWOS

First Steps - 18-24 months

We offer a drop-off school experience for children that are ready to be independent, but have not yet reached age 2 by October 1st of the school year. Children make new friends while developing motor and language skills, listening to stories, playing in the housekeeping corner, building, and exploring all art media. 

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TWOS 

Self-Reliance and Language (Age 2 by October 1st)

This class focuses on self-help skills and language immersion. Your child will develop a love of books and build a foundation for early reading in our print-rich environment. During circle-time, imaginations are developed through songs, finger plays, and answering open-ended questions to create stories. The framework for mathematical thinking is also laid through the use of block building and cooking, and and a variety of manipulatives are introduced to encourage fine motor development.

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THREES

Community and Creativity (Age 3 by October 1st)

Your three-year old is social and eager to learn and absorb as much information as possible. Our teachers create a warm, inclusive classroom atmosphere that creates a sense of community and fosters working together cooperatively. Your child’s creativity is nurtured and concepts in math and language, including the letters of the alphabet, are developed. The children also learn about community and explore our natural environment, season-by-season. 

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PRE-K SUPERSTARS

Readiness and Further Development (Age 4 by October 1st)

Each child is challenged at his/her stage of development and motivated to reach their potential. Classroom activities are geared toward enhancing your child’s social, emotional, linguistic and cognitive development. Reading readiness, math skills and science activities are reinforced through interactive experiences and technology. Our children graduate with the skills, confidence, and love of learning needed to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Extra Enrichment

A different special class is offered each day at 3pm, immediately following the regular school day. This arrangement allows children the opportunity to try a new activity, taught by an expert in the field, without getting in the car. Offerings have included Little Chef's Cooking, Teddy Tennis, Messy Art, Superstars Soccer and more.

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EXTENDED HOURS

Before and After Care

The regular school day does not always provide enough coverage when two parents are working outside the home. By providing an EARLY ROOM and a LATE ROOM, we hope to give you the flexibility of lengthening your child's school day. Your child will be in a safe and nurturing environment for longer hours while you are out.

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TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

A Helping Hand

Our unique, progressive Transitional Kindergarten program is for children with a summer or early fall birthday or who could benefit from an extra year of educational and social growth. The focus on reading, writing, STEM, social studies, music and physical education is designed to foster a love of learning, and for children to gain the experience necessary to thrive in Kindergarten.

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SHABBAT CLUB

Kindergarten Enrichment

Round out your child’s Friday afternoons by coming to Shabbat Club! From 1:15-3:45pm, your child will have a social and learning experience with other local Kindergartners that includes fun enrichment activities, science projects, games, and a communal Shabbat celebration. For TBR member families only, registration to our Kindergarten Sunday School through our Religious School is included free.

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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Lifetime Friendships Await

Not only will your child make lifetime friends, but you will too! When you join our preschool, you are also joining a community of wonderful families. Our PTO members work tirelessly to bring families together and to support the preschool through its fundraising efforts. It also hosts a multitude of events including Couple’s and Ladies Nights Out, Pajama Party, Art Show and so much more. They also support the preschool’s teaching of Tzedakah through the Chanukah Toy Drive, Backpack Drive, and other charity drives. Parents are also invited to participate in Temple programs and events like our Women’s Club, Men’s Club, and Adult Education Programs. 

For more information or to schedule a personal tour:

Hillary Posner

Director of Early Childhood Education

201-891-4466

preschool@bethrishon.org

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