Active learning is the cornerstone to the educational approach of the FHJC Nursery School, Free Pre-K for All, and our Stay & Play 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 Three’s program are granted priority enrollment status in our free Pre-K for All program. In conjunction with our free Pre-K for All program, 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.
For more information please contact Susan Kass at: (718) 263-7000 ext.206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
I have been a 3s or 4s teacher in the past, and this year I am privileged to be the Co-Director of the FHJC Nursery and Pre-K for All with Lynn Fisher. I am really looking forward to stepping into a new role and making a positive difference in our school. I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Hunter College. I worked in the public schools for several years. After working in early childhood Jewish education, I decided that this was where I wanted to be. I have been happy every since and never looked back. I taught early childhood literacy at Adelphi University Graduate School for several semesters, but nothing compares with teaching very young children.