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Hedwig Gruenewald Early Childhood Center

Our school is:

  • A nurturing, non-competitive place where children can develop their cognitive, gross motor and fine motor skills through play, experimentation and hands-on experiences in all subject areas.
  • A place where the teachers care about each child and strive to help each individual grow in all areas of child development.
  • A place where the director, teachers and parents interact in an effort to make the school an exciting place to be.
  • A place where Jewish holidays, Shabbat, and basic Jewish concepts are part of our daily life.

We offer:

  • Certified teachers
  • Small class size in bright, cheerful classrooms
  • Two fully enclosed playgrounds
  • Nurturing social environment
  • Age-appropriate activities and equipment
  • Morning classes for 2, 3 and Pre-K's
  • Enrichment afternoons for 3's and Pre-K's
  • Early arrival for 3's and Pre-K's
  • "Together Time" for children 15 to 23 months old with an adult
  • "Transitional Twos" class
  • Mini-camp during July and August
  • Active parent's association for all HGECC parents.

What we do:

  • Circle time
  • Free choice activities
  • Projects
  • Music
  • Dramatics
  • Creative movement
  • Outdoor play
  • Cooking
  • Stories
  • Judaic themes
  • Jewish holidays
  • Weekly Shabbat program