Preschool

The Lerner Preschool experience is a dynamic blend of theme, interest, and skill-based activities designed to provide hands-on learning to support growth. We focus on building a child’s cognitive, language, gross, and fine motor skills as well as nurturing creativity and social and emotional development.

A typical day includes center times, teacher-directed assignments, small and large group collaborative learning, gross motor play, and lessons in language arts, math, science, social studies, and Judaics. In addition to all they do in their classrooms, our preschoolers regularly spend time in P.E., Music, and the Library where they engage in activities designed for them by the Elementary School Specialists.

Hebrew and Judaics are joyfully integrated into the Preschool experience through storytelling, art projects, cooking, and song time. The Preschool children are also active participants in the vibrant Jewish Life of our school. Each Friday afternoon they gather with the Elementary School students for a lively school-wide Shabbat Sing-a-long where they learn the songs that the “big kids” are singing and are warmly welcomed by the rest of the school. In addition to these weekly activities, they take part in all Jewish Holiday celebrations with activities designed to introduce a rich Jewish culture: they eat lunch in the Sukkah, dress up and join in the festive Purim Carnival and Parade, attend the Chanukkah festivities, and more. Between these activities and all they do within their own classrooms, our preschoolers are actively engaged in the joyful Jewish culture of the school community.

First Grade Curriculum Guide

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Flexible schedule options

The Lerner Preschool offers a variety of schedules to meet your family’s needs.

Three-day program (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for two and three-year-olds only:

  • Half Day: 8am to 1pm
  • Full Day: 8am to 3pm
  • Extended Day: 8am to 6pm (until early closing for Shabbat begins)
  • Early drop-off: 7:30am

Five-Day programs for two-year-olds, three-year-olds, and four-year-olds:

  • Half Day: 8am to 1pm
  • Full Day: 8am to 3pm
  • Extended Day: 8am to 6pm (until early closing for Shabbat begins)
  • Early drop-off: 7:30am

Fully-licensed Program

The Lerner Preschool Program is a certified and licensed preschool by the North Carolina Department of Child Care and Human Services. This licensing is met by strict requirements for building safety, low student-to-teacher ratios, programming, children’s activities, and staff training.

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“In Judaic Studies, we learn what the Torah says and how important it is to treat people with honesty and respect.” - Josh, Class of 2013
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