Our Nursery School classes
Bet Torah Nursery School offers preschool classes for two, three, and four year-olds. We also offer a Kitah Katan program, a two day per week separation class for toddlers 18 months and older. This year, we have also introduced new Parenting Programs for moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers with their infants and toddlers.
Our early education program is designed to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth in each child in a developmentally appropriate, exciting and inviting environment. We strive to provide opportunities for children to learn through play each day.
We offer classes for the 2s in a two day (Tuesday and Thursday), three day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or a five day program from 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. We offer classes five days each week for 3s and 4s from 9:15 to noon.
Kitah Katan is a program of separation, socialization, sharing and fun for toddlers 18 months and older held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Children may be enrolled for two mornings of music, art, story time, movement, and indoor and outdoor play each week. A snack is provided daily. Enrollment is limited to ten children.
An early childhood head teacher and two teacher assistants conduct each morning of fun-filled developmentally appropriate activities. Kitah Katan provides a special time for young children to experience learning through play all in a beginning school setting.
Download the September 2019-June 2020 Kitah Katan Brochure HERE.
Download the September 2019-June 2020 Kitah Katan Registration Form HERE.
Our Enrichment Program is offered in fall, winter and spring sessions each year from noon to 1:30 or noon to 2:30 Mondays through Fridays. Children share a lunch period, a class with specialist in areas ranging from art to sports to cooking, and enjoy a playground recess on each day they are registered for enrichment. The Enrichment Program is open to three and four year-olds who are potty-trained and capable of self-care in toileting. Download the Winter/Spring Enrichment Registration Form, to see our class offerings and fees. Registrations will be accepted as of Monday, December 2.
We offer an SOS Program for your child to “Stay On at School” for a one-day enrichment class on an as-needed basis. Reservation forms can be found in the Nursery School kitchen or can be downloaded here.
Great Indoor Fun With Coach Chris
Join us for five Mondays beginning January 6, for a 30-minute class for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. Class will focus on movement, balance, jumping and other fundamentals. 9:30-10:00; $65.
Movin’ and Groovin’ With Movement Educator, Janet Franco
Join us for five Tuesdays, beginning January 7 for songs, stories through movement and more. Class is for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. Class starts with playtime meet and greet for all students and adults before movin’ and groovin’. 9:30-10:15; $65.
Hands on Holidays with our Director of Lifelong Learning, Rabbi Lisa Sacks
Join us for five Wednesdays, beginning January 15 for stories, songs, crafts and learning about our holidays. Parent/adult and child are invited to play and learn.
9:30-10:30; NO FEE.
Join us on Wednesday, November 6, with Rabbi Lisa Sacks at 9:30 for conversation and to help plan future topics of interest for young families.
Camp Keshet begins 8 weeks of fun in the sun each year in June following our school session.
Join us for the full 8-week session or you may select individual weeks of your choice to suit your summer plans. Children enjoy art, music, movement, science, cooking, drama, nature and gardening from 9:30 to 12:30. New ! This summer, you may extend the fun for an extra hour. Camp Keshet counselors include Bet Torah Nursery School staff and carefully selected teenagers who have experience working with young children.
Snack is provided each day and campers bring a dairy lunch. On Fridays, Shabbat is celebrated under the sun and campers have the option of a pizza lunch, complete with vegetables, fruit, beverage and a frosty dessert.
Two by Two is a camp experience for parents/caregivers and toddlers, 18 months and older. Join us for fun under the sun on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 on the playground and indoors at Bet Torah Nursery School. Choose one or both 4-week sessions. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned each day by Nursery School staff for parent / caregiver and child. For incoming 2s: meet new moms and classmates who will be beginning school in September.