COMMENTS FROM TEACHERS:
“The ECP school experience should leave your child with a love of school, eager curiosity, confidence and good self-esteem. Our early childhood program teaches us the most important lessons of life – sharing, taking turns, and empathy for others.””Our class has been driven by themes which emerge from the children themselves. This gives them an opportunity to use their real life experiences to play out different scenarios. They also have many opportunities to be completely creative in a safe environment where they know how important their ideas are.”
The Danish “culture strongly influences my approach to child development – where each child is viewed as an individual – an approach that stems from the Reggio Emilia Approach, which is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.”
COMMENTS FROM PARENTS:
“As an educator and a parent, I am very excited to watch the collaboration between Temple Israel and Bright Horizons come into fruition. My goal for my children is to become life long learners. I truly believe that all of the new changes at Temple Israel will promote that desire! The Temple Israel Program is and will continue to be the perfect combination of a strong curriculum, wonderful administration and staff, state-of-the-art facility, warm environment and most of all a supportive community.”
“I am thankful every day that we found our way to your program. My view is that Temple Israel’s program is preschool PLUS (plus plus plus)… The art show is a great example of the plus factor. For example, the kids at Temple Israel do art, but this isn’t just a bunch of flowers we are painting. We’ll paint them in the style of Picasso or whatever the theme of the year is. To me, this was the differentiator that tipped me into registering.”
“The excellent program stresses learning through play, independent development, pre-literacy, the development of solid early social skills as well as awareness and involvement in the welfare of others.
Whether through the kindness and attention shown to children facing challenges, or through the extensive Mitzvot and Tzedakah program, the kids learn to give of themselves, their time, and the ultimate in sharing for young children: giving their possessions to those less fortunate. The result is clear at every turn: Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s kids are as bouncy and happy as can be but they are also caring and committed to their friends and the community at large! What a great foundation for our children!”
“Thank you for giving our daughter such a wonderful year. It has been so great to see (her) grow and learn and become more social and confident.
“Thank you for giving our son a wonderful school year. You understood all his needs and ‘quirks.’ You gave him the skills and confidence to be successful. Thank you so much!”
“Thank you for taking such great care of our children and making their experience at school such a special one and thank you for making our children think that school is the best thing ever and that their teacher is the greatest thing since chocolate ice cream!”
“TINR has such a great program,… we should be screaming this from the rooftops.”