Abigail R. Cohen
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A Word About The Words
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For children 18 months to 3 years
Hours are from drop off at 8:30 AM until pickup at 11:45 AM. The number of days each week the program is offered varies by age.
The Laurie Wagman Playschool welcomes the youngest children in our community. We encourage them to seek, explore, and discover through the principle of play-based learning.
A play-based program is the best method for reaching young children. Play is a child's natural mode of learning, promoting social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, and physical development in an enriched environment. In a play-based program, children are free to develop and practice the skills they will need in life. Classrooms are rich in artistic expression, children’s literature, and storytelling. Teachers encourage language development and mathematical and scientific thinking. In short, children learn while having fun.
At Playschool, children engage in hands-on, age-appropriate activities including working with small manipulative toys such as blocks and other building toys, puzzles and games, cooking, and rhythm and movement, all of which help our youngsters learn letters and numbers in both English and Hebrew. There’s also plenty of time for free play.
The children begin their exposure to BZBI’s five core values of Jewish life by participating in tzedakah projects, Shabbat celebrations, holiday celebrations, and the songs, stories, and history of Israel.
"My husband & I have been very pleased with the Early Childhood program at BZBI. The faculty and staff are so warm and welcoming every day. Our daughter has begun to blossom under their guidance and instruction. We are so happy that our family is part of the BZBI community." - Hillary Marg