The Preschool program serves children who are three years old by September 1st with a teacher-to-child ratio of 1:7

Aleph Preschool Hours

  7:30 am-5:00 pm  Full-Day Monday-Thursday
  7:30 am-4:00 pm  Full Day Friday

Sample Daily Schedule

Hours Activity
8:30 am-9:00 am Carpool
9:00 am-9:45 am Welcome & Free Play
9:45 am-10:00 am Circle Time
10:00 am-10:15 am Snack
10:15 am-11:00 am Daily Activity or Specialist
11:00 am-11:30 am Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
11:30 am-12:00 pm Daily Activity or Specialist
12:00 pm-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm-12:50 pm Closing Circle
12:50 pm-1:00 pm Transition to carpool, nap room, or rest
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Rest Time with Quiet Play OR 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm →  Nap
2:00 pm-2:45 pm Enrichment Activity
2:45 pm-3:15 pm Free Play
3:15 pm-3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Daily Activity
4:00 pm-4:30 pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
4:30 pm-5:00 pm Transition to Carpool

*Fridays only → 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Transition to carpool

Preschool Goals

  • Expand social relations and work on being a good friend.
  • Know and value similarities and differences.
  • Learn to take responsibility for and exhibit control over your own behaviors. Develop impulse control.
  • Continue to build self-esteem and confidence
  • Engage in open-ended creative and dramatic play.
  • Move toward independent self-care.
  • Build fine and gross motor coordination
  • Begin/continue letter and number recognition.
  • Refine listening and speaking skills
  • Extend understanding of letter and sound association.
  • Expand Hebrew vocabulary through a variety of language and literacy activities and through regular Hebrew classes.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts such as counting, sorting, and pattern recognition.
  • Participate in hands-on mitzvot opportunities and develop a sense that everyone can make a difference!
  • Build a strong sense of community and a love of Judaism and God.