The Center for Early Learning

The Center for Early Learning:
A Joint Program of Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore and East Brunswick Jewish Center

Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore and East Brunswick Jewish Center have partnered to create the Center for Early Learning, featuring 2-, 3- and 4-year-old programs, on the premises of EBJC located at 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Our School

The Center for Early Learning, a joint program of Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore and the East Brunswick Jewish Center, provides an education dedicated to excellence in both Torah and general studies in a nurturing environment. Our child-centered curriculum is designed to nurture every student’s intellect and unique sense of self. Our children learn and grow while building self-esteem. With superior academics and an unparalleled teaching staff we cultivate excellence one child at a time.

Education is a partnership between home and school. We value parent involvement and encourage you to partner with us. The Center for Early Learning is staffed with experienced and loving teachers who are in regular communication with you and are committed to providing your child with the best possible school experience.

Our Program

The Center for Early Learning offers an innovative program for children designed to develop social skills, ignite and strengthen imagination, build self-confidence and foster pride in our Jewish heritage. Our carefully structured program promotes the development of the whole child. We introduce our children to music, drama, arts and crafts, science and language arts in both English and Hebrew.

Children learn best through hands-on experiences, manipulating materials and engaging their natural curiosity as they explore the world around them. Two-, three- and four-year-olds learn the problem-solving skills and methods of personal interaction that they will carry later into life. Conflict resolution is approached as an opportunity for learning. With teacher guidance and support, children are empowered to solve problems independently.

Our Curriculum

We offer a curriculum which is integrated and theme based. Together with their teachers, the children explore a central theme, tying together science and parasha, Hebrew language and math, social skill building and dramatic play. They share stories and songs in both English and Hebrew, and use their imaginations to craft works of art. Themes are often calendar based, centering, for example, on Jewish or American holidays, the seasons, or the weekly parasha.

We place a major emphasis on early language development. We help our children learn to verbalize their needs and improve their spoken language. Since it is normal for children to begin reading any time between the ages of 3 and 7, our program is developmentally differentiated to meet the needs of each child. We expect that in each class, there will be a range of reading readiness among the children. Our teachers support each student appropriately, helping them develop their pre-reading, phonemic awareness, and reading skills. 

Utilizing Total Physical Response and other natural language acquisition methods, our teachers introduce the children to the beauty of the Hebrew language. The Chalav u’Dvash program, a program developed by The Jewish Agency, utilizes an engaging, multisensory approach to make everyday Hebrew a part of the children’s everyday life. Slowly, through use, the children begin to develop their receptive language, and eventually their expressive Hebrew vocabulary grows as well, preparing them to enter a full immersion environment in first grade.

Contact us at 732-257-7070 or lperel@ebjc.org for more information!

 

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