With over 36 years of experience, Chabad Hebrew Academy Preschool Village enjoys a strong reputation as one of San Diego’s premier early childhood centers. We specialize in providing a warm and nurturing environment which encourages skills to emerge that form the foundation for future academic success and a lifelong love of heritage. We create environments and experiences that spark wonder and creativity, build confidence and skills, allow children to explore materials, and encourage a questioning mind. Our mission is to nurture the whole child, academically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. For information regarding enrollment in our program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language and Literacy
Our classrooms are designed so that all activities gear themselves toward the development of skills required for oral and written language, reading, expression, and a love of children’s literature. When your child is ready, we begin to teach the phonetic sounds of the letters; then we move on to word building and recognition, writing and reading.
Order, coordination, concentration, and independence are experienced by the child using Montessori math materials, and these exercises offer the children the keys that they need to send them on the road to further exploration and maturation of the mathematical mind.
We encourage children to work collaborately in a group setting. We teach concepts of sharing, caring for others and their environment. We encourage kindness in giving (tzedakah) and doing good deeds (mitzvot).
Practical Life activities help the child develop coordination, concentration, a sense of personal independence and a sense of order. The exercises fall into four major categories: care of self, care of the environment, grace and courtesy and control of movement.
In the Sensorial area children learn to recognize similarities and differences; to discriminate between similar objects; to grade similar objects. Through these exercises the child trains him/herself to observe, leading to make comparisons between objects, to form judgments, to reason, and to decide.
Each Holiday comes alive as we incorporate traditional customs, stories, and Hebrew vocabulary into each area of the classroom. We use real life experiences while learning; we taste a real rimon (pomegranate) and sound a real Shofar (ram’s horn) for Rosh Hashana; we peel and grate potatoes to fry latkes on Chanukah, or grind wheat kernels to explain the process of wheat flour in Matzah for Passover.
Children are encouraged to explore and experiment with a variety of art mediums that allow children to practice cutting, coloring, painting, gluing, threading, sewing, etc. In addition, we offer classes in music, physical education and soccer.