All School Handbook 2022-2023


PHILOSOPHY The early childhood experience at Levine Academy’s Early Childhood (EC) is an opportunity for instilling a love of learning and Judaism in our children. The educational philosophy is based on meeting the developmental needs of children. The programs are designed to meet each child’s emotional, social, cognitive, spiritual and physical needs. This developmental program is based on the assumptions that (1) growth is a sequential and orderly process and (2) children do indeed pass through stages of development that occur in a predictable sequence in their physical, social/emotional and cognitive growth. The program adapts to the children’s individual differences, providing appropriate variation and flexibility in application. The teacher’s responsibility in a developmental program is to nurture and challenge each child through the individual steps of his or her developmental path. Inclusion Levine Academy’s Early Childhood is committed to providing children with special needs a nurturing, stimulating and developmentally appropriate environment that is offered to all its students. The EC’s ability to accommodate children with special needs will be determined on an individual basis.

Levine Academy’s Early Childhood is open to students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin who are being raised with the traditions of normative Judaism.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL Levine Academy’s Early Childhood nurtures and cares for young children. Independence and self-help skills are developed in the classroom under the guidance of the teachers. Arrival - Children are to be dropped off in the carpool line every morning. Please wait until a staff member opens the car door to retrieve your child. - Please make sure your child is buckled into their car seat until your car has come to a complete stop.

Dismissal - Children must be picked up from the carpool line.

Carpool Pick-Up -

Carpool pick-up for Infants through Three’s NOT enrolled in Aftercare/Educare programs begins at 12:45 P.M. Carpool pick-up for Pre-K students not enrolled in Aftercare/Educare programs begins at 2:00 P.M. If you plan to carpool with a group, the Transportation Form must be filled out and returned to the Early Childhood. FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOU MAY NOT ENTER THE BUILDING AFTER CARPOOL HAS BEGUN AT 12:45 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. You may not enter or exit from the main EC entrance once carpool begins. You will need to wait until carpool is over to collect your child through the EC entrance.


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