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.Introductory Letter Register for Nursery School 2021-2022!
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.
Our After-School Enrichment Program
Our Enrichment Program for 3s and 4s will be offered in the winter from noon to 1:30, Mondays through Fridays. Children will share a lunch period, an enrichment class and enjoy a recess period 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.
We have offered the following classes in the past, and hope to offer similar classes once we are no longer with COVID-19:
Movin’ and Groovin’ With Movement Educator, Janet Franco
Join us on Tuesdays 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 on Wednesdays 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.
Gan Shabbat and Shabbatini
Gan Shabbat, a program of children’s Sabbath services for nursery school age students and their families begins at Bet Torah on Saturday morning, October 3. This inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers is held at 10:30, via Zoom, until further notice. When Gan Shabbat resumes at the synagogue, a kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments will follow each service. (“Gan” is the Hebrew word for “garden”).
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, Gan Shabbat services will be held on the first Saturday of each month on the following dates: October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 10, May 1 and June 5. Parents and children, ages infant through Grade 2, are cordially invited to join this specially designed warm and welcoming children’s program.
In addition to Gan Shabbat services on Saturday mornings, a Friday evening Shabbatini Young Family Service also be held via Zoom at 6:00pm on Friday, November 13 and Friday, April 23. If the Shabbatini can take place at the synagogue, it will be followed by a dinner. All families are invited.
Other special children’s programs include the annual Havdalah in Pajamas on Saturday evening, January 30. Havdalah is the weekly end of the Jewish Sabbath. This special evening includes bedtime stories, songs, a family Havdalah service and a light dinner.
Our Summer Camp Programs
Camp Keshet for 3s, 4s, 5s students
Camp Keshet Jr. for current Kitah Katan students
Camp Keshet and Camp Keshet Jr. begin June 14 for eight weeks of fun in the sun!
Join us for the full 8-week session or you may select individual weeks of your choice to suit your summer plans.
Camp will run in pods, with COVID protocols and safety measures.
Children enjoy outdoor explorations in art, music, movement, science, cooking, drama, nature and gardening from
9:00am to 12:00pm.
Our camp counselors include Bet Torah Nursery School staff and carefully selected teenagers who have experience working with young children.
Snack is provided each day.Camp Keshet Brochure Register for Camp Keshet! Camp Keshet Jr. Brochure Register for Camp Keshet Jr.!