SCC Nursery Program


if your child is enrolled in one of the following classes:

Pre-Ks for children turning 4 by Dec. 2015
Rising Stars for children turning 3 by Dec. 2016
Terrific Toddlers for for children turning 2 by Aug. 2016
Jumpstart I for children turning 2 by Oct. 2016
Jumpstart II and III for children turning 2 by Jan. 2017

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Goals and Aims
Our aim for the Nursery program at the SCC is to foster growth in the child’s four major areas of development: physical, intellectual, social and emotional. We stress a “whole-child” approach where the focus is on the process of learning rather than the product. Within their daily schedules, teachers plan activities that build feelings of self-worth and independence in each child by providing many opportunities for success.

Curriculum
Our curriculum is developmental and based on a whole child approach. It consists of a flexible, yet structured environment. Hebrew and English reading readiness skills are reinforced as well as units in math, science, social studies, and computer skills. Our specialties include:

Swim (for toilet trained children only)
Gym
Music
Outdoor Play
Holiday Celebrations

Licensing and Regulations
The SCC Nursery program is licensed by the NYC Department of Health And Mental Hygiene and is subject to periodic inspections by its personnel. Requirements pertaining to staff credential, group-size, child-teacher ratio, medical forms and fire and emergency procedures are strictly followed.

Staff
Teachers are licensed and state certified with a bachelor or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. All teaching personnel are mature and experienced and are screened and fingerprinted as per Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licensing requirements.

Parental Involvement
Parents are invited to participate in their children’s nursery experience, and are encouraged to take advantage of our Open Door policy. Our staff keeps parents connected through classroom newsletters, birthdays, holiday workshops, and special events.

NEW!!: Nursery Parent Association


Join our newly formed SCC Parent Association to be a part of your child’s nursery experience. Plan events and special activities…call Amy Betesh, EC Chairperson

Classroom Structure
Pre-K for 4-year-olds (by Dec.2016)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Mon. – Thurs. / 9:00 -12:30 PM Fri.
Focuses on English and Hebrew letters, sounds and other reading readiness skills. Prepares children in formal yeshiva schools in the community. Accredited UPK program by the NYC Department of Education. Children must be toilet-trained.

Rising Stars for 3-year-old (by Dec.2016)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Mon. – Thurs. / 9:00-12:30 PM Fri.
Reinforces language and readiness skills amd prepares them for the next level. Develops children’s independence and self-help skills.

Terrific Toddlers for 2 year-olds (by Aug.2016)
9:00 AM-1:00 PM Mon. – Thurs. / 9:00-12:30 PM Fri.
Extension available until 3:00 PM after holidays.
Introduces children to preschool setting. Aids in developing language and verbal skills of toddlers.

Jumpstart 1 for 2-year-olds (by Oct.2016)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Mon. – Fri.
A first separation experience for toddlers in a warm and nurturing environment.

Jumpstart II and III for children turning 2 by Jan. 2017

An optional school lunch is available for purchase. Home lunches must be dairy or pareve.

Click here to email Aimee Mishaan, Early Childhood Administrative Director, or call her at 718-954-3157, for an application and/or more information.