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Thursday, December 11, 2008

JCC open house for children's education programs

WOODBRIDGE — The Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven will hold an open house for its Yeladim Learning Center and Nitzanim Kindergarten programs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at 360 Amity Road.
Parents will have a chance to meet staff and teachers and tour the facility. Parents also are encouraged to bring children to participate in classroom activities. Families from all religious and cultural backgrounds are welcome.
The Yeladim Learning Center program offers full- and part-time programs for children 3 months to 4 years. It’s spacious facility includes a gym, outdoor playgrounds, pool, dance studios, and more. The Nitzanim Kindergarten offers 4½- to 5½-year-old children individualized instruction in a small group setting. The curriculum includes math, science, social studies, literacy, creative arts, and weekly swim and yoga.
Both programs provide quality instruction in a nurturing and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of young children, officials said. The curriculum encourages experimentation, problem solving, logical thinking and cooperative learning, as well as the assimilation of values and the development of social skills and positive self-esteem. Children explore and create in an enriched and challenging learning environment.
Both programs are fully licensed by the state. For more information call Gwenn Cohen or Lynn Bullard at (203) 397-7415.