The primary goal of the Ramaz Early Childhood Center is to establish a foundation for learning in a warm and nurturing Jewish environment. Youngsters grow and develop socially, emotionally, and physically, as well as intellectually. Our philosophy is based on a developmental approach. The early childhood classroom provides an interactive environment that stimulates the different talents and abilities of each developing child. We encourage children to become independent learners, to explore their Jewish identity, to discover their environment, promoting personal creativity and expression.
Play is an integral part of how children interact with people and with the materials in their environment. Children are engaged at all times in either speaking, listening, or doing (and children have to do
to learn) in both Hebrew and English. We promote a child-centered environment that addresses individual developmental needs; each child feels nurtured through his or her experiences.
Children develop an awareness of the connection between the different disciplines. The integration of learning enables children to understand the world around them through art and music, reading and writing, speaking and listening. In this environment, children also experience the values of menschlichkeit,
the love of Torah, the Jewish people and Medinat Yisrael,
as well as a commitment to the observance of mitzvot.