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ENRICHMENTS AT USP

University Synagogue Pre-School's Enrichment program is the perfect complement to your child's regular school day. Designed to provide additional learning and fun, our program offers a variety of exciting options. From Sports and Movement to Science experiments and activities to social-emotional skill building, your child can explore their interests and develop new skills. Our different daily specialists work with your children's teachers to ensure a safe and engaging environment where children can continue to grow and learn.

It's a wonderful opportunity for kids to expand their horizons and make the most of their time after school!

Read more below about all the options that are available this year!

AFTERNOON ENRICHMENTS

Afternoon Enrichments can be added to any HALF-DAY child's schedule for an additional fee, and are already included in a FULL-DAY tuition cost!

MONDAYS

MOVEMENT AND MOTOR SKILLS

Explore the inner workings of our bodies with Coach Tiara as she focuses on cultivating both physical and mental strength. Through plyometric exercises, she harnesses the power of speed and force, fine-tuning both large and small motor skills. Her program also enhances agility by emphasizing balance, body control, and coordination, creating a holistic approach to building strong bodies and resilient minds.

TUESDAYS

SCIENCE

Catering to our younger students, Ms. Gayle provides a rich array of sensory, exploratory, interactive, and hands-on science lessons. This approach instills a deep appreciation and passion for STEM and scientific pursuits by introducing a fresh concept every week, nurturing a love for learning through engaging and interactive experiences.

TUESDAYS

DANCE

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN ONLY

Ms. Bridget introduces a new dance style to our Transitional Kindergarten students each week, encompassing a diverse range from ballet and tap to hip hop, and beyond. This engaging program enhances students' abilities in timing, sequencing, pattern recognition, rhythm, and memory retention, fostering a well-rounded skill set while making learning enjoyable through the art of dance. At the end of the year, all their hard work is displayed in our Passover Performance!

WEDNESDAYS

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILL BUILDING

In Social Emotional Skill Building Class, students undergo a transformative journey to enhance essential life skills. Through diverse activities like art, performance, meditation, and incorporating movement and music, they deepen emotional intelligence, bolster communication and self-expression, and foster resilience and interpersonal skills, equipping students with valuable tools for life's challenges and opportunities.

THURSDAYS

SPORTS

Coach Tiara introduces students to a diverse range of sports each week, from basketball and tennis to hockey, soccer, football, and more. This exposure allows young athletes to develop a broad skill set and a deep love for physical activity, emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship, and a healthy, active lifestyle.

FRIDAYS

MY GYM

A cherished school-wide favorite, our My Gym instructors infuse their sessions with lively energy and humor, creating an environment that fosters self-esteem and confidence. They achieve this through a diverse array of activities, encompassing warm-ups, relays, tumbling skills, exercises, games, and more!

Guest artists and performers

Thanks to the amazing contributions made by the families at our pre-school each year, we are pleased to be able to offer a variety of experiences for all children at University Synagogue Pre-School to enjoy throughout the school year at no additional cost!

FRIDAYS

SHABBAT SING-ALONG

Join us in celebrating Shabbat at school every Friday at 12:30pm! Led by Ms. Lexi and Ms. Jessica, along with Cantor Ruti, we warmly invite families to gather in the social hall for an enriching experience filled with a delightful repertoire of Shabbat songs and engaging activities, creating a wonderful start to the weekend.

TUESDAYS- TWICE A MONTH

MUSIC WITH MS. STEPHANIE

Music class with Ms. Stephanie, held twice a month, is a delightful introduction to the world of music from a young age. Children get to explore different instruments and engage in fun sing-alongs, nurturing their understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony. This morning enrichment not only encourages self-expression but also boosts fine motor skills and fosters a sense of musical togetherness, providing a solid basis for a lifelong love of music.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

GUEST PERFORMERS AND EXPERIENCES

At University Synagogue Pre-School, we're thrilled to bring back some beloved activities from previous years, adding an extra layer of excitement to your child's educational journey with interactive performances and engaging activities.

This year's lineup includes the post-Halloween performance by Puppets & Players, an interactive Passover Experience with Rabbi Sender & his Matzo Factory, and the ever-popular Foam Day – all designed to make learning an absolute delight.

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