• Woodbury Jewish Center
    Our Early Childhood Education Program focuses on the social, emotional, academic, and physical, needs of each child in a warm, stimulating, creative, and loving environment.  Children learn through play and exploration to become independent, self-confident, and excited about learning. 

    Our Goals

    Engaging experiences are provided to encourage development in the following areas:

    • Social-Emotional Development
    • Cognitive and Adaptive Skills
    • Fine and Gross Motor Coordination
    • Creativity and Imagination
    • Moral Growth and Development

    Our Curriculum

    Our child-centered, play-based curriculum provides an exciting and developmentally appropriate environment that fosters learning through meaningful experiences and establishes a solid foundation for continuous growth in all realms of development while fostering a positive self-image.  Intentional and experiential activities are designed to meet the developmental stages of each child.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated STEAM classroom and teacher and an Outdoor Nature Classroom where each class spends time daily.  Daily activities include:

    • Art expression, music and cooking
    • Literacy and writing readiness
    • Math activities and science exploration
    • Language development and dramatic play
    • Movement, block building and manipulatives
    • Nature and gardening experiences
    • Special programs to enhance learning experiences.

    Our Staff

    Along with our Director, Cindy Common, and Administrative Assistant Debbie Loeb, we have a low child/teacher ratio and a staff of loving and dedicated certified educators with extensive Early Childhood Education backgrounds, teaching experience and understanding of the needs of young families and children. A strong emphasis is placed on professional development so that we may continually improve the quality of our program and keep current on the latest research in our field.  We are licensed by the NYS Office of Child and Family Services.

    Dietary Information

    **Because Woodbury Jewish Center is a synagogue and follows Kosher dietary rules, meat products cannot be served in the school.  All food must be dairy (fish is permitted such as tuna fish, but no shellfish). Eggs, cheese, yogurt (all dairy) and all plant-based foods are permissible. We are also a peanut and tree nut free facility. Lunch will be available to purchase for students who attend and a list of additional sources of protein will be provided.** 

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