Gan Chamesh, Chabad’s Early Childhood Center, is a Reggio inspired program that provides children with a variety of hands-on, innovative learning experiences. The school year got off to a wonderful start as children were welcomed warmly and encouraged to delve into their environments which were intentionally set up to promote such interaction. Teachers set up “provocations” for exploring and the children quickly became engrossed in learning in a multi-sensory way.
The Reggio philosophy calls for providing children with a multitude of natural materials and loose parts to encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and cooperative play. Real materials are used to create a homey environment where learning happens naturally and meaningful curricula are developed stemming from the interests of the children.
For more information about Gan Chamesh, Chabad’s Early Childhood Center, please contact Susy Adler or Suzanne Wallin, the program directors, at 516-295-2479.