Like our synagogue, our Playschool is unique and welcomes children from all backgrounds. We provide a vibrant learning environment for children between the ages 2 and 5, under the supervision of dedicated and nurturing teachers. Our curriculum integrates age-appropriate academics, structured play and art, early socialization activities, and celebration of Jewish festivals and customs. In addition, the Playschool offers optional Afterschool Arts programs featuring cooking, science, art, movement, and music.
Enroll Today! Applications are still being accepted for the 2015-16 academic year, starting in September.
For additional information, please contact Playschool Co-Directors Gloria Parris at 215.922.6590, x 28, or email@example.com/old2 or Ali Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org/old2.
SHS Playschool Highlights
Society Hill Synagogue Playschool’s reputation as a wonderful “first school experience” has made our program popular throughout the city for students of all religious backgrounds; in fact, we treasure the diversity of our student population! In addition to our rich academic and social curriculum, we also educate our students about Jewish values and customs through music and art, along with our popular school-sponsored Shabbat dinners and Havdalah Pajama Parties, and our annual Purim Carnival and Hanukkah Happening. Our senior teachers are dedicated and experienced; they are assisted by committed staff with year-long contracts.
• Our curriculum emphasizes socialization through play, integrated with structured activities such as letter and number recognition, story-time, circle-time, and art projects. Three-, four-, and five-year-olds work with a yoga instructor once a week, and visit the Philadelphia Art Museum four times per year.
• Our unique Parent Co-Operative program features a rotating “Parent of the Day” when parents, grandparents, or other caregivers are scheduled to be in the classroom with our students to share in all activities. The “Parent of the Day” will have the opportunity to see what his or her child’s day is like, get to know his or her child’s friends, and provide a healthy snack for the students. The “Kid of the Day” is always eager to fulfill special leadership responsibilities on the day of his or her assignment.
• Shabbat is celebrated each week. Our teachers engage the children with song and dance activities as they introduce age-appropriate Jewish prayers and rituals.
• Our Afterschool Arts Program is available Monday through Friday and features activities in cooking, science, art, movement and music.
Our Camp program provides a wonderful curriculum of summer activities for children who are 2 to 5 years old.
Many of our Playschool students continue their experience in our camp program. We also welcome children who will begin Playschool in September to spend their summer with us, too. Flexible eight week program available in June and July. Two week long specialty camps will be offered during the first two weeks of August.