Preschool is where the heart is…
• Small class sizes
• Curriculum based on children’s interests
• Rich, child-centered approach to Jewish curriculum
• Highly qualified teaching staff
• Weekly music and movement classes
• After school enrichment classes and early drop off
Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year
Apply to the Preschool and schedule a tour by going to BHS PRESCHOOL APPLICATION or by calling 718-522-2070 x131 or emailing Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or to begin with a tour go to https://bhsbrooklyn.shulcloud.com/form/PSADMISSIONSTOUR.
In order to apply to our Preschool, children must have turned two by June 30, of 2018. For younger children we offer classes and a partial separation program through our Parenting Center.
Class Schedules and Tuition (2017-18)
The Yellow Room – Young 2s (turn 2 by 6/30) 8:45-11:45am Tuesdays and Thursdays $9,050
The Yellow Room – Older 2s 8:45-11:45am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays $11,070
The Blue Room – Young (and turning) 3s 12:30-3 pm Monday-Thursday $12,300
The Blue Room – Young (and turning) 3s 8:45-11:45 am Monday-Friday$15,380
The Purple Room – Older 3s 9am-1pm Monday – Thursday; 9am-12pm Fridays $16,620
The Orange Room – Young (and turning) 4s 9am-2pm Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm Fridays $18,020
The Green Room – Older 4s 9am-2pm Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm Fridays $18,020
We are dedicated to the belief that individual differences and learning styles should be celebrated and that children learn best through play in a kind, nurturing environment that cultivates their social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development.
BHS classrooms are designed to embrace exploration with open arms, open shelves, open-ended activities, and open minds! We look forward to listening to our students’ young voices and all they have to share each year. Our high teacher to student ratio allows teachers to support children in both their cognitive and emotional growth.
Watch our 2016-17 video on friendship at BHS Preschool, made by Preschool parent and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Elyse Steinberg in honor of our annual Benefit!
Every year and every class is different as they follow their interests! Children may complete a study of the firehouse, find out all about the farmers at the local green market, or perform their own play about the heroes they have invented. Literacy, science, art, and early math skills are incorporated into this engaging curriculum, creating highly motivated learners.
This year’s after school enrichment classes include Amazing Art Innovators, creative dramatics, Super Soccer Stars, cooking, a Hebrew immersion movement class and the BHS spin on a music class – “Rock Shabbat!”
We offer “Early Bird” early drop off beginning at 8:00am each morning.
All classes meet weekly with our music and movement specialists.
Children are active throughout the year in our indoor gym. The Preschool also has an outside play yard and is close to several parks in the area.
Teachers introduce the Jewish holidays to children in much the same way they approach curriculum, by making it relevant, meaningful and accessible to young learners. Stories, symbols, songs and even the tastes of holidays allow our students to begin exploration of Jewish traditions and values. Shabbat is celebrated with great enthusiasm with grape juice, challah, songs, and stories. Families often opt to join the “Challah Club” and take home a challah each Friday afternoon.
After BHS Preschool
Students from the Preschool go on to many local public and private schools. Teachers and administrators take an active role in kindergarten placement for our students through advisement and written student recommendations. For those families who join Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, kindergarten in the Religious School at BHS is free.
The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool opened its doors in the fall of 2002. Since that time the school has reflected the values and traditions held by the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, an inclusive Reform synagogue with a history of community and social outreach. The caring sense of family and community that is central to the synagogue is incorporated into daily routines and the philosophy of the preschool.