The Mission of Tuvia Preschool and Kindergarten is to enhance the learning and development of young children in a safe and caring Jewish environment. This is achieved through a curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
Tuvia Preschool and Kindergarten follows a contructivist approach also integrating other research-based educational philosophies. Based on Vygotsky’s theory, the constructivist approach to education recognizes that children learn from their culture. Young children live in multiple cultures-home, extended family, school, and community. Additionally, they learn from a variety of people within each culture-parents, siblings, teachers, peers, and multi-media. We plan experiences that enhance learning through play and directed activities that include the core essentials that provide a firm foundation for their lives
Tuvia is open to children ages 2 through Kindergarten. Children in diapers are welcome at ages 2 & 3. Tuvia Preschool and Kindergarten requires that all 4 year old preschoolers are toilet trained.
Monday – Friday and early morning & late afternoon care in addition to the regular school hours. The hours are as follows:
- Early Care 7:30am – 9:00am
- Half-Day Preschool 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Full-day Preschool 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Enrichment Classes 1:00pm – 2:00 pm**
- Afternoon Care 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuvia offers 3 MWF and 5 M-F day/week options for preschoolers. The school year runs from early September through Mid-June. During the summer months children enroll in Camp Menorah. *Early and Afternoon Care is available hourly on a regular or occasional basis.
PHILOSOPHY & CURRICULUM
As a major curriculum area, Jewish customs, values, beliefs, holidays, life cycle events and experiences are presented in a warm, caring environment. Teachers & staff at Tuvia help our children gain a complete self-concept and identification with the Jewish community, and larger world at large.
In keeping with Jewish tradition, high value is placed on learning. A healthy emotional foundation, created through developmentally appropriate play and discovery, enhances the intellectual growth of children. At Tuvia, our students become successful members of a learning community of friends. Our teachers use hands-on lessons and learning centers to develop the cognitive, language, physiomotor, social, emotional, and creative skills of each child. Through the use of theme and holiday-based units, students are engaged in learning about the following subjects:
- Social living
- Perceptual and organizational skills
- Physical Education
Tuvia offers a full-day, highly enriched kindergarten program that supports the development and academic needs of all kindergarten children as they grow and progress emotionally, cognitively, academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. We offer a small class size and individualized attention. Tuvia engenders a life-long love of learning, which is key to all future academic and personal success.
The Kindergarten curriculum is a fully-integrated, dual curriculum, combining California State standard-based curriculum with our Judaic curriculum, providing opportunities to create a well-rounded student through studies in the following areas:
- Oral communication
- Listening skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Judaic studies
- Social studies
- Physical education
- Hebrew language acquisition
- Gross and fine motor development
For more information about Tuvia or to schedule a tour, call Sara Rice at (310) 316-8997 or email her at email@example.com
Tuvia does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion in its admission policies, educational process, or in any other school programs.
Helping Our Families
Tuvia School of Temple Menorah is grateful to the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for the generous Jewish Education Emergency Grant provided to assist several of our Tuvia families during this difficult economic time.
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