Our Mission

It is the mission of the Etta Natalie Rosenblatt Preschool at Temple Sholom in Broomall, the only Reform congregation in Delaware County, to provide a strong foundation in both Jewish and secular early childhood education in a safe, nurturing environment, where children are free to grow and develop.

Positive Jewish Identity

 

Recognizing the importance of forming a positive Jewish identity, we expose children to Jewish culture and tradition. This is done through music, stories, special foods, holiday celebrations, blessings, Friday morning Tot Shabbat, Monday morning Havdalah, and interaction with our Rabbi Peter Rigler and Cantor Jamie Marx. We incorporate Jewish values into our curriculum throughout the year. Our goal is to nurture in each child a strong identity and love of Judaism.

Program Features

  • Accepting children ages 3 months through 5 years
  • Small class sizes in a nurturing and stimulating environment offering flexibility of days and times
  • Early care beginning at 8 AM and late care uhntil 5 PM
  • Weekly specials including music, Israeli dancing, children's fitness, and science exploration
  • Challah baking every Shabbat
  • After school enrichment class offerings
  • Camp Menschy offering a fun and exciting summer

Our Curriculum

Our school offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum which includes the PA Early Learning Standards as a guide to our lesson planning. Experiences are provided in shared reading, discussions, circle time, block building, music, imaginative play, puzzles, language acquisition, pre-reading skills, cooking, math stations, art, science, social studies, kindness, mitzvot and social responsibility.