One of the great things about enrolling your children at CJP is their access to incredible weekly specials! From library to science, music to Judaica, and gym to gross motor, our special programs contribute to developing the whole child by getting them actively engaged, moving, singing, reading, and laughing! Our specialists plan dynamic, age-appropriate lessons each week for all students to enjoy. Below, you will find a comprehensive description of these vibrant weekly specials.
Story time @ Levine-Sklut Judaic Library
The students of Charlotte Jewish Preschool visit the children’s room of the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library twice a month. What a spectacular year of stories, songs, and just plain fun with Miss Linda Lepow! From the dress-up story of Officer Buckle, to the hands-on Plague Museum, to the poem about a skunk that actually sprays the students (with water), the library staff are proud and delighted to share their love of language and children’s literature with our students! In addition, each student in the Threes, Fours, and Pre-K class has the privilege of borrowing a book at each visit.
We provide gross motor classes for our Ones and Twos and physical education for our Threes, Fours, and PreK classes. Goals include promoting teamwork; following instructions; increasing strength, flexibility, and coordination; promoting a joy of movement and exercise; and improving self-esteem, confidence and motor control. PE is taught weekly by the Levine JCC staff. In addition to these classes, our children receive daily playground time where they can run, jump, and play.
A preschool music specialist teaches our weekly music class. Classes are designed to develop a sense of rhythm, enhance language development, and encourage enjoyment of singing and interpretive movement. Our staff leads students in acting out songs, and they use fingerplays to enhance Judaic and secular themes.
Our science program encourages children to ask questions, understand cause and effect, use all of their senses, and learn about life cycles of plants and animals. We provide opportunities for children to observe, compare, plan and interpret, learn about the pattern of seasons, appreciate nature, and treat the environment with respect.