Kindergarten students have been thrilled with our new, exciting hands-on Science Kindergarten. This is a kindergarten program like you won't find anywhere else and we have a few openings remaining for fall.
Children are born naturally curious. There is no set curriculum they follow to learn to walk, talk and interact with people around them. They learn by observing, being curious as to how things work, asking questions and trying out their hunches. They are natural scientists - a new research project at MIT and Stanford recently found 4 and 5-year-olds even play like scientists work. For this reason, we designed our kindergarten curriculum to extend and enhance their natural abilities.
Since JDS proudly debuted our new inquiry-based, hands-on kindergarten program called Science Kindergarten last fall, it's been a huge hit. Our science-themed kindergarten provides a richly integrated, child-centered, science-based curriculum which encourages curiosity and exploration as a way for children to learn about the world around them. The program creates a perfect environment for kindergartners to learn about the earth, plants and animals, the watercycle, about light, magnetic forces, sound, and so much more of the things that they instinctively are excited to learn about. In Science Kindergarten, science serves as a vehicle through which other subjects are taught and integrated with specific emphasis on the development of strong literacy, mathematics, critical-thinking and problem solving skills that will help ensure academic success as students grow.
Our comprehensive Kindergarten program also provides students with daily 2nd language study, Judaics, music and art, library, physical education, social studies and much more. Students learn individually and in groups – always in classrooms small enough to allow for individualized attention – a hallmark of our program.