You can tell a lot about a preschool by the emphasis they place on community and deity, or whether they emphasize it or not. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool is a school that does both while serving a diverse Jewish community in Brooklyn.
The school and synagogue are members of the Union for Reform Judaism.
The preschool opened in 2002 and provides young children an opportunity to get a glimpse into the history, the values, and traditions of the Jewish community. Each child is treated as an individual while on the path to learning and development. The school environment seeks to promote and help children develop cognitive skills, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual awareness skills.
Jewish values and rituals are integrated into the curriculum every day.
Children interact with each other and their teachers in small groups as well as large groups. They also get a healthy dose of individualized learning. The end goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning.
Preschool students in Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool learn how to express their feelings, solve problems, and cooperate on a team. They are engaged through music, art, literature, drama and dance.
Programs include a a 2- or 3-day program for 2 and 3 year olds, which meets from 9 a.m. to noon. Then there is a 5-day program for 3 year olds that meets from 9 a.m. to noon. A 4-year-old program meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily with a noon release on Fridays. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the learning process at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool.