Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School
(Formerly Learning Together and Apart)
Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School is an early learning program offered to children who are not yet enrolled in school, but are ready for a separated and more structured school experience.
Beginners is a class that will include all of the elements of a developmentally appropriate program for young children. Children will be encouraged to be independent in the classroom and separate from their adults. These classes last two and a half hours, and run Tuesdays and Thursdays with a special Shabbat celebration on Thursdays.
- Birthdate Eligibility: 9/1/2021 to 12/31/2021
- Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Hours: 2.5 hrs/day (Likely 9:15 – 11:45 am)
- Price: $7,000 per semester
- First Semester enrollment is now open!
- First Semester Dates: 9/21/2023 – 1/25/2024
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
- Enrollment in Beginners qualifies you for Early Notice for admission to Rodeph Sholom School’s 5 Day Twos Program for 2024-25.
The children will be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities in our specially designed toddler classroom. Choices will include: art projects, block building, dramatic play, play dough, sand and water play.
Running, jumping, climbing and tumbling are a necessary part of any young child’s physical development. Our playgrounds, both indoors and out, are designed to facilitate children’s gross motor development while they play together.
Singing together, reading together, learning to take turns and be in a group with peers all create the fabric of a shared experience in a classroom. Each day we will have snack time and a circle time, which will introduce children to the excitement of being part of a group.
The Second Semester of Beginners will run from January 30, 2024 to June 6, 2024.
If your child is too young to meet the age requirements for Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School, they are eligible for Sholom Sprouts programming through Congregation Rodeph Sholom, including Learning Together (see below).
Learning Together at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting alongside a trusted adult. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. The program is filled with joy, understanding and support for those taking their first steps into the classroom.
Click here to find all the available programs for ages 12 months – 30 months.
Sholom Sprouts at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Sholom Sprouts is Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s home for families with young children and the grown-ups who love them! Offered in CRS’s beautiful, dedicated, fifth floor space, we welcome you into our vibrant Jewish community through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Grown-Up & Me classes, opportunities for adult connection and more.
Sholom Sprouts is open to anyone in the community that is interested – no synagogue membership is required.