Shaw JCC, Lippman offer new transitional kindergarten program

The Shaw JCC Early Childhood Education Department will offer a new Transitional Kindergarten program starting September 2014, in partnership with The Lippman School. Transitional Kindergarten is designed for children who have completed a 4-year old preschool program, but who are “young” fives, or who might benefit from another year to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and/or academically, before moving on to a kindergarten program.

“This enhanced readiness program will support the students’ love of learning, and will help them develop their social, emotional, self regulation, and cognitive skills” says Melanie Drouin, the Shaw JCC’s Early Childhood Education Director.Sam Chestnut, Lippmann’s Head of School, adds, “We are delighted to partner with Shaw JCC ECE. It is a natural fit for our school.”Children enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten will aim to achieve goals similar to those of a traditional kindergarten program, but they’ll be able to work at a modified pace, and in smaller classes where they can get more individual attention. The program focuses on building a strong classroom communitybased on mutual respect, while fostering social and emotional 
growth. Children will explore literacy, math, and science through 
inquiry based learning. 

Transitional Kindergarten uses the framework of Jewish values, holidays, and seasons. It will follow The Lippman School calendar, which includes days off for both Jewish and secular holidays. School hours will be 8:30 am-3:45 pm. Options for before and after school care are available, as well as programming for days when school is not in session. Tuition will be $4950 ($550/per month September – May)

For more information, please contact Melanie Drouin, Early 
Childhood Education Director, at 330-835-0027 or melanie_


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