Preschool & Kindergarten Values
CBI Preschool and & Kindergarten values guide the beliefs and actions of the director, teachers, and committee members of the school on a daily basis. Our values are the fabric of our unique culture and are central to how we make decisions and how we understand who we are in relationship to each other, to our students, to their families, and to the larger community.
- Appreciating Individuality: We teach respect and appreciation for each other’s differences while enabling a sense of pride in each child’s uniqueness.
- Growing in Our Own Way: We are growing together and we are all working toward personal betterment, but we each have different starting points, rates of growth, and ways we grow. We strive to help everyone move to the next step while acknowledging that everyone is different and the end result will not be the same. Likewise, CBI Preschool & Kindergarten changes its pedagogy as we as individuals grow and change, always striving for improvement.
- Fostering Creativity: We present opportunities to discover and imagine. We encourage exploration and guide discussion, reaching beyond the apparent.
- Awakening to Our World: We encourage awareness of self, others, and our environment, both in the classroom and the greater world. We recognize the opportunities of each moment as they arise.
- Building Meaningful Relationships: We promote the growth of relationships through teaching and modeling compassion, empathy, open mindedness, and respect.
- Deepening Jewish Identity and Encouraging Jewish Living: Jewish values, customs and traditions are present in all aspects of our teaching.
- Nurturing Community: We believe that the collaboration between teachers, parents, and children are an essential part of our environment. We support each other not just as a school, but as part of a community.
- Valuing Flexibility: We recognize that changing circumstances and needs require flexibility. We aim to preserve our essential values without being rigid.
- We take a Holistic approach to each child, to Judaism, and to the curriculum as a whole.