The goal of our award winning Early Childhood Education program is to foster Jewish values and to develop enthusiasm and a love of our beautiful heritage. The program’s primary objective is to encourage independence and develop a positive, happy self-image for our students. Skill development, through the use of educational material, enhances language, reasoning, and motor skills.
The Hebrew Academy of Cleveland’s Early Childhood Program has earned a Star Award rating by the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Program.
Our program, licensed by the State of Ohio, is designed to make our children’s entry into school a positive, exciting, and enthusiastic one. We do this by providing a warm, secure environment with many experiences that assure each child success. Our integrated approach combines Yiddishkeit with art, music, movement, dramatic play, science, math, language and cognitive activities.
Since the early years are crucial in forming a child’s self-image, we use specific praise to reinforce any positive behaviors with an aim to make each of our children feel special. We concentrate on developing the “whole” child, socially, emotionally, linguistically, cognitively, and physically. We take each child from the level at which he or she is at and encourage constant growth through providing challenging and age appropriate activities that both encourage a questioning mind and increase knowledge and skills. Above all, we want our children to love school, enthusiastically observe mitzvos, and be lifelong Torah learners.
Our dedicated, talented staff attend yearly early childhood workshops to further develop their teaching skills and keep them abreast of the most current, successful preschool philosophies and techniques.