Mission Statement

CBI’s early childhood program provides an opportunity for children to play, learn, and grow together in a Jewish environment. Children are encouraged to ask questions about the world and test their theories to develop a love of learning, a strong sense of self and critical thinking skills. The program focuses on developmental growth while emphasizing Jewish values and practice with young children through rich and meaningful educational experiences in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment.


CBI Forest School’s educational approach emphasizes freedom within structure. Classes follow a daily schedule, yet each day we pivot as outdoor explorations provide opportunities to observe and learn in new ways. We follow a developmental, constructivist approach which recognizes and addresses the individual growth and needs of students. This creates opportunities for children to grow at their own pace.