Active learning is the cornerstone to the educational approach of the FHJC Nursery School and Free Pre-K for All Program. Children participate in exploratory activities that use all their senses to experience their world. We provide a complete, well-balanced, general education, and offer a rich Judaic curriculum as well.
Our educational methods encourage children to become confident, independent, responsible and creative thinkers. Language arts, science, music and math curriculum give our children a solid foundation for moving forward. Children are exposed to pre-reading activities on a daily basis.
Equally important as active learning, is the development of interpersonal skills that helps ensure the productive years of learning that will lie ahead.
Children in our 2s/3K have have priority enrollment in our free 3K/Pre-K programs for the following school year. In conjunction with our 3K/Pre-K programs, we offer an optional Judaic wraparound component.
If you have any relatives, neighbors or friends who have pre-school age children, please let them know about our warm and nurturing program.
2021-22 School Calendars:
2022-2023 School year applications:
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(Wrap-Around Contracts coming soon)
2022 FHJC Summer Program applications:
Meet Our Director:
On August 1, 2017, I began my new role at the Forest Hills Jewish Center as co-director of early childhood education alongside Iris Chomsky. Taking on this new role has allowed me to utilize my wealth of knowledge in teaching and integrate it to administration, supervision, and program development. In the past, I taught Toddlers, Threes and Pre-k. We are now inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. We view all children as full of wonder, competent and resourceful, and eager to learn and explore. Adding the NYCDOE Pre-K For All program has allowed us to continue to prepare our students for life after FHJC. I received my Bachelor of Science in Personnel and Labor relations from the University of Maryland and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Nova Southeastern University. I am the recipient of the 2014 Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.