Sequence of Programs
Ketanim – for young infants – beginning at 6 weeks
Alef – for older infants – up to 14 months
Bet – for toddlers/walkers between 12-20 months
Gimmel – for older toddlers between 18 months – 2.5 years old
High/Scope’s educational approach emphasizes “active learning.” Active learning means children have direct, hands-on experiences with peopNoah’sjects, events, and ideas. Children’s interests and choices are at the heart of High/Scope programs. They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Learning and development are anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers, who are close at hand to support the children as they play. Children take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. Teachers and caregivers offer physical, emotional, and intellectual support. In active learning settings, adults expand children’s thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions. Teachers plan daily, based on children’s interests.
The Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record (COR-Ad) enables caregivers and administrators to assess each child’s progress and plan educational experiences to encourage further learning. The High/Scope educational approach is consistent with the best practices recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and other guidelines for developmentally based programs.
Judaic & Hebrew Language
Noah’s Ark infants and toddlers are immersed in Jewish holiday celebrations and Jewish values such as kindness and sharing. The blessing before snack and lunch, Hamotzi, is sung daily. Shabbat is celebrated each Friday morning with blessings and songs.
Our program is open for nine weeks during the summer months. Water play is offered several times each week, with a water slide and sprinklers on the lawn. The summer program enrollment begins in February. Families may enroll for the entire summer or choose various weeks throughout.