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
Tuvia Summer Camp 2013
June 24 – August 16
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
$295 - 3 days
$345 - 4 days
$395 - 5 days
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
$350 - 3 days
$400 - 4 days
$450 - 5 days
Hourly Before and After Care $15/hr.
*$15 non-member surcharge per week
(7:30am – 9:00am) - $15 per day
(3:00 – 6:00pm) - $15 per day
Tuvia Enrichment Program
The Tuvia Parent Committee organizes and funds special events for the Tuvia children throughout the year. They occur during regular school hours and provide an opportunity for the children to be exposed to people and organizations from the community at large. Past events have included presentations from firefighters and police officers, participation in a drum circle, art appreciation through Bubble-art, and interactive sessions with marine and zoo life.
Afternoon Enrichment classes
Tuvia School has one-hour special interest classes Monday – Friday from 1:00 – 2:00pm. These classes are open to our 3 & 4 year olds. Based on availability, children who are not Tuvia students may also enroll. The tuition for these classes is on a semester basis and is an additional fee. Class options have included:
- Kung Fu
- Movement Classes
Parents are a huge part of our Tuvia community and are involved in many ways, including
- Parent Committee
- School fundraising
- Long range planning for the school
- Teacher support
Tuvia offers the option of purchasing a healthy, kosher hot lunch for your child five days a week. Each lunch includes a protein, vegetable, fruit, and a drink. There are monthly and yearly payment options and you can opt in or out of the hot lunch program at any time. This is a great service that our parents and students truly appreciate!
For more information about Tuvia or to schedule a tour, call Naomi Garcia 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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