Nursery open houses in Tenafly
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Nursery open houses in Tenafly

(Photo courtesy JCCOTP)
(Photo courtesy JCCOTP)

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly is holding open houses on Fridays, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, and Jan. 15, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Families are welcome to visit the school, which aims to nurture children to become confident and successful learners. The curriculum includes cognitive learning and enrichment; fine and gross motor skills; reading readiness skills; sensory experiences; Judaic programming; art, music, dramatic play and cooking; gym and swimming; and preparation for kindergarten and beyond. A state licensed, accredited program, it provides activities for those 16 months to 5-years-old. Half-day, three-quarter-day, and full day options for two, three, or five days a week according to age, are offered. Among the options are full-day kindergarten for 5-year-olds and optional extended morning (7:30 to 9 a.m.), and afternoon (until 6 p.m. with Fridays, 5 and 4 p.m.).

The school features sunny, modern, well-equipped classrooms, a playroom and extensive outdoor facilities; two gymnasiums with professional athletic coaches; junior swimming pools and experienced aquatic staff; teaching kitchen; a lending library; enriching after school programs; athletics and aquatics departments; and schools of dance, dramatic arts, and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music.

The early childhood staff has more than 70 experienced and caring early childhood professionals, including a full time nurse. The school is fully licensed and accredited by the New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services and the State Department of Education. All staff is certified in infant/child CPR and first aid. All teachers are required to continue their professional education by attending classes, workshops and conferences. They also participate in inter-school visitation, specialized in-service training, and JCC Association sponsored programs. Consultant services are provided by a licensed social worker, child psychologist, speech language professionals, and consulting pediatricians. Seminars and discussion groups are offered to parents throughout the year. The school is affiliated with the New York Board of Jewish Education and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey Jewish educational services.

For information, call (201) 408-1436 or email eyurowitz@jccotp.org.

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