Goals and Values

Goals and Values

The following points are the secular and Judaic developmental goals which are incorporated in our units and centers. Every unit is accompanied by songs, poems, stories, concrete materials, science and math experiments and hands-on experiences. Values cannot be viewed as static criteria. Values attempt to “educate the conscience” (Kaplan) in hope that the education will lead to purposeful and righteous acts.

  • Promote a love of learning, a sense of wonder and the joy of discovery.
  • Encourage positive self-image and self-esteem.
  • Foster self-help skills leading to independence.
  • Develop a sense of personal responsibility as an individual and as a member of a group.
  • Provide an environment and build relationships that promote trust.
  • Foster appropriate communication, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Encourage problem-solving skills in order to reach peaceful solutions and task accomplishments.
  • Develop coping skills and frustration tolerance.
  • Promote positive health, safety and nutritional habits.
  • Provide ample indoor and outdoor activities to promote gross and fine motor skills.
  • Stimulate creative movement activities through dance, musical instruments and pantomime.
  • Offer art, music and dance activities representing a variety of cultures.
  • Kindness and caring – Tzedakah (charity).
  • Create a strong identification with Judaism, the Jewish people and Israel.

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