The goal of Temple Sinai's two year old program is to provide a comfortable, trusting, first school experience. Parent/caregiver participation is an essential ingredient and we begin with parents or caregivers in the classroom. In this way, we allow children to make the transition from home and parent to school and teachers with their familiar person available.
Through carefully planned activities, children learn that other adults can care for them and that they can care for themselves. Our small classes and excellent teacher-to-child ratio assist each child/parent "couple" in making this transition at their own pace. We recognize that not every child is ready to separate at the same time.
Children at this age learn through their senses and our 2 year old classrooms provide many opportunities for sensory exploration. Easel painting, water play, digging in sand and play dough are just a few of the daily activities. A typical day of a 2 year old includes exploration, clean up, snack, story time, music/creative movement, an indoor play room or outdoor time. We also offer cooking and baking and weekly Shabbat celebrations. Many 2 year olds begin the prior summer in our camp program.
Temple Sinai of Bergen CountyOne Engle StreetTenafly, New Jersey 07670 Phone: (201) 568-3035Fax: (201) 568-6095