Our students are exposed to enriching activities and programs every month through our curriculum. We include basic weekly enrichment programs:
Music with Ms. Lisa and Ms. Beckie
Every week, our students enjoy a blend of secular and sacred music experiences. Our music curriculum encompasses three strands:
- Singing music: We stress both traditional Jewish songs and prayers which facilitate a knowledge of Hebrew and other language development skills.
- Making music: Both homemade and purchased instruments are used to explore rhythm, the nuts and bolts of music, and sound. They learn the notes and the beats of music which support many pre-math skills.
- Writing music: our "Nashville connection." Based on the talents, skills, and experiences of our two teachers, children learn to write, rhyme, compose, and be creative to describe their experiences. These activities provide a foundation for creative writing skills.
This innovative program provides students a natural way to explore creative movement, some gymnastics skills, and a variety of age-appropriate exercise experiences. Students from 1.5 years and up are involved in this program.
Spanish and Language Learning Center (Click here for a link to their website)
The Spanish & Language Learning Center offers language classes specifically designed for children ages 2 - 5 years old. Their methods are designed around a unique program that incorporates fun and games in order to teach children the concepts, structure, and cultural nuances needed to successfully express oneself in real-life situations.
When we began as a preschool, we agreed as a staff that learning takes place in many venues. To this end, we strongly support field trips of all kinds. Whether it's an "in school field trip" or traditional trip, we are open to any experience that will enable students to expand their understanding and application of learning. Some examples are:
- Parent visits: Sharing what they do with children and bringing their tools of their profession for children to play with
- Rabbi's visits: Sharing the traditions and culture of Reform Judaism through conversation, reading, and sharing the many rituals and artifacts of our faith
- Community visits: We invite many community persons to our school: Akiva School's Buddy Reading Program, the police and fire department, Snodgrass and King's dental program, the Nashville Public Library, "Good Food for Good People," and many many more.
A new preschool depends on the feedback and suggestions of their families.
Our families have been most helpful in identifying other programs or areas of focus that we will include in our enrichment programming. In the years to come, we hope to include music, art, and dance opportunities for our children.