Early childhood experiences provide the foundation for a child’s lifetime. Early Jewish childhood education supports and enhances Jewish living in the home, in our congregation and in our community. CBI operates the school as part of its program of early childhood education. Teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in child development and Jewish education and participate in ongoing professional development. CBI Preschool offers an opportunity for young children to play, learn, and grow together in a Jewish environment.
CBI Preschool & Kindergarten supports the growth of young children through a constructivist, developmental curriculum addressing the individual growth and needs of children. Through a Jewish lens, CBI highlights the natural, wonder-filled moments of childhood and celebrates the joys of learning and growing in a supportive community.
- Develops social skills for children to become compassionate members of the community
- Encourages families to participate in their child’s Jewish education
- Builds a positive self-concept through relationships with adults who express acceptance and respect for all children
- Allows curriculum to emerge from the children's interests, needs and desires, making learning concrete and meaningful
- Fosters a strong sense of curiosity and independence by offering children developmentally appropriate choice and freedom
- Encourages sound health and safety habits
- Enhances physical development and skills including body awareness and confidence
- Encourages a sense of wonder, an appreciation for nature, and an awareness of God
- Instills a joyful sense of being Jewish
- Develops an appreciation and knowledge of Israel, Jewish traditions, values, and mitzvot
- Fosters a love of learning
- Encourages creative expression and thinking
- Develops problem solving skills including thinking, reasoning, questioning, and experimenting
- Encourages language and literacy development