Education, The Green Preschool Way
Green Preschool @JCDS provides a warm and joyful Jewish environment inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. We celebrate children’s strong, capable, and curious nature. Teachers facilitate learning through thoughtful, open-ended activities within intentionally crafted environments. Our dynamic, inquiry and play-based program responds to the needs of the whole child at every stage of development. Green Preschool ensures each child is seen, heard, nurtured, and loved for exactly who they are.
Green Preschool @JCDS promotes...
Environment as the third teacher
Communication and partnership with families
Rich foundation of Jewish Values: B ’Tzelem Elokim (Divine Image), Tikkun Olam, (Repair of the World), Shalom (Peace)
Weekly Music, Hebrew, Art, and STEAM with professional instructors
social-emotional development, kindness, curiosity, and peaceful problem solving
Continuity for your child with hours available from
7:30am - 6:00pm
school guarantees personal attention for every child
As a part of
the Jewish Community Day School, our
Green Preschoolers have the opportunity to
join in the
diverse happenings within the
All within the amazing, secure Metairie JCC Campus
A Closer Look
Throughout the day, children are continuously provided with thoughtful activities that strengthen their gross and fine motor skills.
Play is the work of the child. The sort of complex play that supports development of language, cognition, and executive function includes, creating an imaginary situation, taking on and acting out roles, and following a set of rules determined by specific roles.
Children learn to recognize shapes and patterns, as well as investigate relationships among people and materials using numbers and measurements.
THE WORLD AROUND US
Children are natural scientists and experiential learners; planting in our garden, recycling materials, water and sensory play, all help children understand our world. We love to get dirty at Green Preschool @JCDS!
Green Preschool @JCDS, merges best practices in early childhood education with principles of Jewish education. We celebrate the yearly cycle of Jewish holidays introducing age-appropriate customs, values, literature, song and movement; Judaism is joyfully brought to life!