Welcome to the award winning Frances & Herbert Brody Pre-School of Temple B’nai Or.
The Frances and Herbert Brody Pre-School of Temple B’nai Or offers creative, modern learning in a warm, nurturing environment. Our developmentally, appropriate programs are available for children 2 years through 5 years (Pre-Kindergarten). We also offer programs for children accompanied by a parent who are 12 months to 24 months. Temple B’nai Or Pre-School is a state licensed school that has been in existence since 1966. Our certified and experienced staff provide age appropriate programming to ensure every child receives an exceptional education. Our program is developmentally appropriate, which means that the development of your child is our main priority. Focusing on the emerging abilities and awareness of each age group, we have tailored our curriculum to include activities which foster cognitive, sensory, gross motor, and fine motor skill growth. Our goal is to provide diverse activities that engage each child’s learning style ultimately resulting in Kindergarten readiness. Communication with our families is essential. Weekly classroom e-blasts are sent to families. Calendars with themes and skill development are sent home to parents to encourage discussion, and to reinforce the learning that has occurred at school. Midyear conferences are held to discuss growth and observations. Parent participation is welcomed and encouraged. We continually provide the opportunity for family learning and community sharing. Social skills and life skills are integrated into our daily routine. Learning through play allows for lessons in empowerment, respect, consideration, and acceptance. Teaching about Jewish values reinforces the lessons of responsibility, charity, and kindness. Jewish holidays teach history, culture, and tradition. Ensuring that each child is in a secure, nurturing environment is our number one priority. Security key access, a fenced in large play area, entry way camera, in addition to stringent policies and procedures provide a safeguard for our school. Small class sizes, below minimum ratios, competent staffing, and continued education create an optimum classroom dynamic. Center based, and traditional teaching strategies allow for experiential learning along with reading readiness, listening skills, and sensory integration. Our outdoor learning space brings the children the opportunity to experience nature in a whole new way. Using nature as the canvas, our children learn how things grow, experience lessons about the environment, and gain insight into caring for our world.
Our school has been the proud recipient of Scholastic’s “Top Educators” award, The National Science Teacher Foundation “Outstanding Science Curriculum for Early Childhood Pre-K – Grade 2”, the Paradigm Project for Jewish Early Childhood Education “Exceptional Outdoor Learning Curriculum and Space”, and the Preschool Advantage “Golden Acorn Award for Quality Early Learning Program”. Our school has been recognized, and serves as model for the NJ state division of licensing, for our outdoor learning space. The school director, Jennie Rubin has been the recipient of Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism’s “Woman of Valor Award”, serves as a mentor for “Project Excellence for Early Childhood Education” for the Union for Reform Judaism, is a member of the “Gender Pay Equity Initiative” for the Reform movement, and is a past president of the national professional organization for directors and teachers who work in a Jewish early childhood setting, ECE-RJ.
Temple B’nai Or Pre-School is non-sectarian. Children of all faiths are welcome. We are a NUT FREE/ALLERGY FRIENDLY environment. Diapers do not prevent children from participating in our programs.
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