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Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Preschool050in Malibu, CA 90265
about Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Preschool:
Thanks to Dede Solis, the Preschool Director, the center has a preschool that maintains a small intimate feel and a happy, eager learning environment. You don't have to be Jewish to send your kids here. Although Jewish holidays and rituals are observed, the school accepts all races, colors, national and ethnic origins - and not only that, celebrates them. Everyone fits in.
Children ages two to six years are eligible for enrollment. A health record is required and a personal interview will be arranged. The school calendar follows that of the local school district. In addition, the school is closed on Jewish holidays when the Synagogue office is closed.
MJC has a high ratio of adults to children, which provides an optimal learning environment.
Every Friday morning, children celebrate Shabbat with the Rabbi and other special guests.
A school newsletter, The Weebreeze, keeps parents up-to-date on upcoming events and offers parenting tips and advice.
Teachers are Early Childhood education specialists, certified by the Bureau of Jewish Education.
Dance, music, and computer classes are integrated into the program. Children are encouraged creatively, and there is always an abundance of materials on hand for children to explore, create, build, and communicate.
Children are encouraged to develop their own self-image; the focus is on exploring the world, and developing positive interactions with peers. Constructive, positive reinforcement is always used.
The playground is grass and sand, with lots of fun things to climb and little areas to explore. Close supervision and interaction is provided at all times.
Parents are always welcome, and can visit any time. In addition, they are often invited to parties and holiday celebrations, or encouraged to visit for Friday Shabbat service.
The school is based on an 11-month academic year (closed in August).
During the summer Malibu Jewish Center offers a day camp for young children, ages two to seven. Kids get to "travel" around the world, experiencing the music, food, stories, arts, and crafts of different countries as they develop an appreciation for each culture. Kids also take trips to the beach, play in the water, and meet special guests who come and share special talents with them. Lunches are not included.