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Preschool is where the heart is…

• Small class sizes


• Curriculum based on children’s interests


• Rich, child-centered approach to Jewish curriculum


• Highly qualified teaching staff


• Weekly music and movement classes


• After school enrichment classes and early drop off

 



 

Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year

We will begin to schedule tours on September 5th, 2017 at 8:00am. We are delighted that you are interested in our school, and eager to show you our program. Tours of the preschool will be conducted in late October through early December. Applications are available after your tour.
 
Once we receive your application, a play visit will be scheduled so we can meet your child and answer any further questions you may have about the program.
 
Schedule a tour by calling 718-522-2070 x126 or emailing Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

In order to apply to our Preschool, children must have turned two by June 30, of 2018. For younger   children we offer classes and a partial separation program through our Parenting Center. 





Class Schedules and Tuition (2017-18)

The Yellow Room - Young 2s (turn 2 by 6/30)  8:45-11:45am Tuesdays and Thursdays $9,050

The Yellow Room - Older 2s 8:45-11:45am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays $11,070

The Blue Room - Young (and turning) 3s 12:30-3 pm Monday-Thursday $12,300 

The Blue Room - Young (and turning) 3s 8:45-11:45 am Monday-Friday$15,380

The Purple Room - Older 3s 9am-1pm Monday – Thursday; 9am-12pm Fridays $16,620

The Orange Room – Young (and turning) 4s    9am-2pm  Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm Fridays $18,020

The Green Room – Older 4s 9am-2pm Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm Fridays $18,020

 

 

 
 

Our Program

Child-Centered Approach
We are dedicated to the belief that individual differences and learning styles should be celebrated and that children learn best through play in a kind, nurturing environment that cultivates their social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development.

BHS classrooms are designed to embrace exploration with open arms, open shelves, open-ended activities, and open minds! We look forward to listening to our students’ young voices and all they have to share each year. Our high teacher to student ratio allows teachers to support children in both their cognitive and emotional growth.

Friendship

Watch our 2016-17 video on friendship at BHS Preschool, made by Preschool parent and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Elyse Steinberg in honor of our annual Benefit!

 

Emergent Curriculum
Every year and every class is different as they follow their interests! Children may complete a study of the firehouse, find out all about the farmers at the local green market, or perform their own play about the heroes they have invented. Literacy, science, art, and early math skills are incorporated into this engaging curriculum, creating highly motivated learners.

 

Enrichment

  • This year’s fall after school enrichment classes include “Once Upon a Yoga Mat,” gymnastics, Super Soccer Stars, cooking, “Lunch Bunch,” and the BHS spin on a music class – “Rock Shabbat!” 
  • We offer “Early Bird” early drop off beginning at 8:00am each morning.
  • All classes meet weekly with our music and movement specialists.
  • Children are active throughout the year in our indoor gym. The Preschool also has an outside play yard and visits parks in the area.

 

Jewish Curriculum
Teachers introduce the Jewish holidays to children in much the same way they approach curriculum, by making it relevant, meaningful and accessible to young learners. Stories, symbols, songs and even the tastes of holidays allow our students to begin exploration of Jewish traditions and values. Shabbat is celebrated with great enthusiasm with grape juice, challah, songs, and stories. Families often opt to join the “Challah Club” and take home a challah each Friday afternoon.

 

After BHS Preschool

Students from the Preschool go on to many local public and private schools. Teachers and administrators take an active role in kindergarten placement for our students through advisement and written student recommendations. For those families who join Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, kindergarten in the Religious School at BHS is free.

 

History

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool opened its doors in the fall of 2002. Since that time the school has reflected the values and traditions held by the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, an inclusive Reform synagogue with a history of community and social outreach. The caring sense of family and community that is central to the synagogue is incorporated into daily routines and the philosophy of the preschool.

 

 






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131 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
t:718.522.2070, f:718.522.3976
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