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Preschool/PreK Signs of Excellence

What Should a Parent Look For in a Quality Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten?

An appropriate early childhood preschool or prekindergarten program is child-centered with many opportunities for choice and the freedom to participate. A child finds activities that are appealing, yet he/she is gently guided to try new things. Children are not presented with isolated, direct instruction of skills through drills, pencil/paper tasks, and lecturing. Experienced teachers present integrated learning experiences by combining literacy with math and social studies. Art activities enhance scientific concepts.

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Children are encouraged to play, which enhances their growth in all developmental realms – physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional. Play supports learning by fostering a child’s self-regulation in a small community of their peers.

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Children perform better if there is consistency and a predictable routine. Once they have mastered their environment, all of their energy can be focused on growth and development. A warm, nuturing environment with loving teachers help youngsters achieve even more.

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We encourage parents to sit and observe a classroom. Ask yourselves the following questions: Is the learning environment arranged in centers for blocks, dramatic play, science, literacy, writing, read-alouds, and outdoor play? Does it promote choice? Does it include outdoor experiences? What is the daily routine? Are the children grouped for activities in a variety of ways?

Can your child flourish at Mizel in a warm, nuturing Jewish environment?

Your answer will be YES!