Why Choose the Brotherhood Synagogue Nursery School?
At Brotherhood we strive to enrich and enhance emotional, social, spiritual, physical and cognitive growth in our students. We cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in a play-based program. We recognize that young children express themselves in different ways; we must tap into the distinctive style of each child so that we, in partnerships with families, may help each child reach her full potential. We want every child to feel comfortable enough to try, secure enough to risk failure and excited enough to persevere.
Our school embraces families from all backgrounds and cultivates a connection to Jewish values and tradition. Families are partners in the work that we do, joining with children and teachers to celebrate Jewish life and learning.
Welcome to Our Classroom
Yellow Room 2's
When children enter our Yellow Room, there are lingering traits of babyhood. During the year children become increasingly articulate, emotionally complex, socially sophisticated individuals. We facilitate children's interactions and interests, stimulate their physical development through creative and diverse inside and outside play, and we foster independence and responsibility through meaningful dialogue and intentional activities. Most important is providing a warm, welcoming and loving first school experience that will set the foundation for the decades of schooling that is to follow.
In our Red Room, children come together to form a cohesive learning and social community . Children grow increasingly independent and capable as they explore the social world and work with deeper focus and purpose with materials. Teachers continue to listen and observe but the children themselves take charge more and more of their own learning. Days are balanced between free-choice work times, large and small group activities, and opportunities to learn and play alone. Children learn in and out of the classroom, using our outdoor spaces and studio.
9:00 – 11:45 am
8:50 – 12:30 pm
During their year in the Blue Room, children deepen their cooperative play utilizing and practicing their interpersonal and social skills. Built around the children’s interests, our curriculum encourages creative thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration and decision making while fostering a love of literacy, art, mathematics and Jewish traditions. Blue Roomers use New York City as an extension of the classroom allowing for rich, diverse, learning opportunities that support our studies. Children are prepared for kindergarten with academics integrated seamlessly into each day.
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The Learning Continues. Our growing extended day program provides specialized time to focus on unique curricula, such as science, music and drama, photography and bookmaking, cooking and more. With suggestions and resources for families to extend the learning at home, we hope to include parents by providing yet another context for your children's learning.
Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Brotherhood Nursery School. We are delighted that you are pursuing admission for your child and we look forward to learning more about you and your family.
Admissions notifications will be emailed.
Tours take place in October and November. Please check back over the summer to schedule an appointment to see the school.
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October & November
The application process begins with the tour, and for that reason tours are required before applying. Tours typically take place throughout October and November and we begin scheduling at the end of August. Click here to schedule a tour.
Once you have toured the school and have decided to continue with the admission’s process, an application will be made available. Please submit your application along with a $75 application fee before December 1st. We do not have rolling admissions so the date of your application submission has no bearing on admissions outcomes.
In December we will schedule your child for a play-date, which will take place in January.