In the ELS, everyday experiences are infused by Jewish traditions and values.
Through experiences including cooking, singing, art, literacy, and more, children in all age groups are able to take a Jewish journey through the rich traditions of Judaism. We encourage an exploration of the cultural, spiritual, and ethical aspects of Judaism through holiday celebrations, teaching and performing gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and demonstrating respect for the world around us.
As part of our belief that learning takes place through play and hands-on experiences.
Children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play. Our classroom design and play–based curriculum encourage children to make choices and to work independently and in small groups. The physical environment is viewed as an integral partner in the learning experience. We provide classroom environments that are authentic and natural in appearance and engaging and stimulating in feel.
Parents are engaged on various levels in partnering with teachers in their child’s learning experiences.
Teachers are equally engaged in a learning process through ongoing and in-depth professional development. Positive relationships with parents are fundamental in the work that we do at the ELS. The Family Engagement Team counts on family involvement to enhance various aspects of our community through fundraising, special events, and parent education.