Early Childhood Program
3 months through Pre-K
Children learn best in an atmosphere that is both challenging and nurturing.
In addition, early childhood classroom experiences play an important role in forging a child’s attitude about school for the rest of his or her life. For this reason, Akiba Yavneh Academy’s Early Childhood Program is carefully structured to not only provide the best in preschool education but also to heighten each child’s sense of empowerment and self-worth.
Everything contributes to that structure: our staff, our facilities, our curriculum, and our teaching methods.
The Akiba Yavneh Academy Early Childhood Program meets the most rigorous standards in the classroom in terms of teacher qualification, teacher/child ratios, safety, and courses of study. Baseline pre-K skills are taught in reading, Hebrew language, math, and science.
In addition to normal classroom activities, children have regular music, art, physical education, and library time, as well as the opportunity to participate in afternoon enrichment classes in everything from science to ballet. Our curriculum promotes problem-solving and higher cognitive skills, encouraging independent thinking, curiosity and imagination.
We are continually enriching and enhancing the program to stay on the cutting edge of what the most current research suggests as best practices for early childhood education.
For all these reasons and more, Akiba Yavneh Academy is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was one of the first schools in the nation to be accredited by the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI)—confirmation that our Early Childhood Program is among the most progressive in the country.
Sept 10 — Every ECP classroom is exploring Rosh Hashanah in their way. Some explorations look similar and some are different! Each child experiences the holidays in their own way and we are excited to share this with them.
Sept 3 — We’ve begun introducing Rosh Hashanah concepts by exploring the different types and colors of apples, and of course, the the Shofar!
Aug 27 — We had a great first two days of school! It was wonderful seeing everyone explore their classrooms, learn new routines, and begin to form bonds with their Morahs and new and old friends alike!
Aug 20 — Weekly update from Early Childhood Director Hannah Schepps and Assistant Director Debbie Gubin
Summer update from Early Childhood Director Hannah Schepps and Assistant Director Debbie Gubin
Early dismissal, delayed start, and closure dates for 2023-24: