Early Childhood

Dear Parents,

Here in the Early Childhood Division of Rodeph Sholom School, we have the opportunity to introduce students to the many wonderful things that they will discover at school and to allow them to experience the range of opportunities that school can offer. What a thrill it is to be part of a child’s first school experience!

From the time they enter our program until the time they finish Kindergarten, we see such tremendous growth and change and get to watch their unique personalities unfold. In the Twos and Threes, they learn how to move through a school day, how to develop positive and satisfying relationships with others, and how to function within a group. They are also exposed to a wide range of learning materials and have chances to explore and make sense of the world around them. 

In Pre-Kindergarten, all of this learning continues, but now students are given opportunities to develop their skills in literacy, math, and critical thinking in ways that develop naturally out of their everyday experiences. By Kindergarten, students are actively developing their skills in reading, writing, mathematical thinking, making sense of the larger world as they move through their day. Students also meet with specialists regularly to learn more in depth about music, art, literature, Hebrew, and physical education.

Working with young children is never boring and every day brings new adventures. The joy that they bring to school permeates our program.

Suzie Newman
Early Childhood Division Head