The name of our preschool is a beautiful Hebrew word meaning “joy,” aptly describing our exemplary Jewish early childhood program, located at Temple Beth El. Founded in 1980, Simcha has a rich history of sharing our Jewish heritage in a nurturing developmentally appropriate environment for young children. Here children often begin to form lifelong friendships. We are also seeing Simcha alums returning as parents of the next generation, a rich testament to an enduring program.
Our year-round program serves children ranging in age from two through six years of age. Families choose from a variety of scheduling options. Class sizes are capped at 12 children, with two teachers in each of the younger classes and one teacher in the T-K/K classroom, in accordance with county Health Department guidelines. Our stable groups or "pods" of 12 children will not mix with other classroom "pods," at this time, in an effort to lessen the spread of germs.
The inviting classrooms are staffed by a team of professional, highly trained teachers. They all share a deep commitment to a play based, emergent curriculum, that also draws from the latest best practices in early childhood education along with a strong partnership with families. Another component of our program is a required monthly parent participation, offering parents a variety of opportunities to contribute to their child’s education. During the year we offer a number of Parent Education events to address family needs and concerns, We also enjoy a strong abiding connection with the Temple, including the weekly celebration of Shabbat, with one of the rabbis who take turns coming to sing with the children.
You can contact us at 831.479.3449 or by email.