Congregation Beth Israel’s Chanen Preschool provides a high-quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate Jewish preschool experience.
At Chanen Preschool, each child is seen as a unique and precious gift. Our professional team encourages intellectual. Social/emotional, fine/gross motor. Students will play, learn, laugh, and grow in a nurturing Jewish environment.
We foster a positive self-image and Jewish identity. Chanen Preschool strives to ensure that each child, who is a part of our Chanen community be rooted in Jewish values and traditions.
At Chanen Preschool our curriculum is focused on foundational early childhood education. Early Childhood Development refers to a child’s physical, cognitive, language, and socio-emotional development. Children are not passive learners. Instead, they learn through physical, social, and mental activities. Because children learn through firsthand actions with objects and things in their world, their learning occurs and is linked to the overall environment and their cultural experiences.
Play is how children find out about their world. All types of play manipulative play, play with games, rough-and-tumble play, and socio-dramatic play – provide children with opportunities to try things out, see what happens, and learn. As active learners, young children need opportunities to observe things and events in their here-and-now world, develop their own ideas, try them out, find out what happens, and come up with their own answers.
At Chanen we know it is our job to provide the students with opportunities to learn and grow through play experiences.
Infant Program effectively provides a safe, loving and stimulating environment where babies can grow and develop at their own rate. The program is unique in that classrooms can individualize focus on specific needs and wants of each child. Chanen’s Infant Specialists create a warm and responsive atmosphere. Infants experience smiles, singing and stimulating interactions throughout their day. Caregivers will teach and facilitate sharing and caring through playing, holding, feeding, and face-to- face interactions. Your baby’s developmental milestones are carefully monitored, and their physical development is enhanced by allowing them the freedom to move safely around the classroom.
Each baby follows their own (or parent-requested) schedule of eating, sleeping and playing in the early months. As your baby grows, Chanen staff will help babies get on a schedule of napping from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. The lights will be turned off and quiet music is played. Diapers are changed throughout the day as needed. The social and emotional development of each infant is of primary importance. When it becomes developmentally appropriate, independence is encouraged, and infants soon feed themselves at the table and engage in play.
The Infant Teachers specialize in personal one-on-one feedings, tummy time, meeting developmental milestones such as rolling over, reaching for toys, sitting and lots and lots of babbling! Staff working with older infants will also continue to challenge babies to reach new milestones. Introducing many new sensory activities, staff encourage babies to have as many hands-on experiences as possible. Your baby will be exposed to many exciting language and sensory experiences through music, art, movement, and messy play. In both classrooms, teachers will support parents on this new journey of parenthood. They will be a wonderful sounding board and offer support and suggestions as babies are ready to try new foods, learn to use a sippy cup and change their sleeping patterns.
For information or to schedule a tour please contact Preschool Principal, Shaleen Hill at (480) 951-3398 or Shill@cbiaz.org.
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