Welcome to Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool
Welcome to Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool. We look forward to providing a very enriching and rewarding educational experience for young children while developing an appreciation and respect for Judaism.
STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of our preschool program is that the young child can develop a strong self-image through the use of positive reinforcement in a curriculum that enhances cognitive, physical, social, listening and language skills as well as moral growth.
All children, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity are welcome. Our preschool makes every effort to accommodate children with disabilities.
GOALS FOR CHILDREN
1. Develop positive self esteem.
2. Foster emotional well being.
3. Adjust to routines and transitions.
4. Foster independence and self direction.
5. Stimulate curiosity.
6. Encourage listening, language and literacy skills.
7. Develop gross and fine motor skills.
8. Enhance cognitive development.
9. Develop critical thinking skills.
10. Encourage social interaction.
11. Gain an understanding of Judaism while respecting cultural diversity.
12. Participate in an enjoyable and meaningful preschool experience.
These goals are achieved through a variety of hands-on activities and experiences that address the whole child and seek to make learning fun. Our professional staff ensures that individual needs are met and nurtured in a warm, loving and supportive environment. The children attending the TBT Leonie Arguetty Preschool also develop an awareness of and a positive feeling towards Judaism. This is best demonstrated in the pride taken when saying the blessings or when participating in holiday celebrations. In addition, classes are taught through a curriculum that emphasizes the similarities between people and minimizes the differences whether they are due to race, religion, age or disability. All of our preschoolers learn to develop a sense of independence and self confidence beginning at the youngest level. Our hope is that every child leaves our school with a solid foundation on which knowledge and positive self esteem can grow and flourish.
Our licensed preschool is housed in a beautiful synagogue with 10 bright and spacious classrooms, an indoor play room, a large outdoor playground, an administrative office and a parent conference room.
Our preschool director is Sandra Wilensky, RN. Mrs. Wilensky has been with our school for some eighteen years. We employ 30 highly experienced professionals in our school.
CURRICULUM AND THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
At TBT Preschool, we incorporate a combination of The Creative Curriculum and Pre K Standards (McGraw/Hill). Copies of both curriculum are available for review in each classroom and in the preschool office.
Our preschool classrooms are divided into many different activity centers. Each of these centers has its own objectives in developing and guiding the use of cognitive skills, group interactions, and energy outlets as well as imaginitive and sensory activities. Teaching or learning a skill is not just restricted to one center, but may be taught or reinforced at many different centers during the school day. Our emphasis is on teaching children to work independently and in groups with materials that will enhance and develop skill areas.
All children in our preschool learn about significant Jewish holidays throughout the school year. Every Friday morning we celebrate Shabbat in the classrooms and have a school wide sing-a-long.
LUNCHES & SNACKS
Fruit juice and a snack are provided every morning for children in a half day program. An additional snack is provided in the afternoon for children enrolled in a full day program.
All children who are in programs which run until 1:00 or later are required to bring their own lunches and drinks. Lunches MUST BE KOSHER STYLE. This means no pork products or shellfish, and the entire lunch must be either meat or dairy, but not a combination of both.
CLASSROOM PARENT ORGANIZATION
All preschool families collectively make up our Classroom Parent Organization or CPO. Parents traditionally play an active role in many of the programs and functions offered during the year.
Our preschool strongly encourages direct communication among parents, staff members and the administration.
Preschool Telephone 561- 793-2649.