Kol Emet’s religious school is a vibrant program in which our children explore being Jewish in fun and meaningful ways. The school’s devoted and enthusiastic teachers – many of whom are congregants and parents and grandparents of KE students – cultivate a friendly and warm environment in which each child is known and nurtured. We introduce our youngest members – as well as their families – to Jewish values, culture, history, rituals, and language through a wide array of dynamic and creative modalities.
Classes, which meet once a week on Tuesdays (3rd-10th) and Sundays (Pre-K-2nd grade), are taught by professionals and madrichim (post B’nai Mitzvah students) who are well versed in Jewish education. The madrichim model, “giving back to their community and remaining engaged in Jewish life after seventh grade”, connects our students with their madrichim. We often hear our younger students say they want to be a madrich/a after their B’nai Mitzvah!
Our school is committed to welcoming people of all backgrounds, including interfaith families, LGBTQ individuals, and people of all races, ethnicities, and abilities. The children who grow up in our community are nurtured and celebrated as they mature and reveal themselves in all their wonderful and complicated glory. Our school is big enough to support diverse students, yet small enough to be able to customize our program to address individual needs and passions.
We understand Judaism as a CIVILIZATION. In addition to religious belief and practice, Jewish civilization includes art, music, food, language, literature, ethics, social justice, and more. Jewish people live in MULTIPLE CIVILIZATIONS today and we encourage children and families to bring their “whole selves” to class.
We believe that Judaism’s longevity is a tribute to its ability to evolve as Jewish people dance with the wider world in which they live and, accordingly, we embrace that process.
Lastly, our school thrives on the values we teach and the values our children learn from their families. We know schedules are hectic, and families are busy, but we encourage all families to get involved in the best way they can. Our main goal is for the children, and their families, to be engaged at Kol Emet and to have fun!
We would be happy to have you join our religious school. Classes begin September 13th at 4:45. Feel free to contact Sue Weiner, Religious School Director, to ask questions, take a tour, or just say hi!
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Welcome to Kol Emet Preschool, a place where children are able to grow and learn intellectually, socially and morally in a safe and secure Jewish setting. Under the supervision of Education Director Carrie Shames-Walinsky, our program is ideally geared for children between 18 months and 5 years old. Kol Emet Preschool prides itself on building a child’s self-confidence through individual creativity in a loving Jewish environment. We provide nurturing classes with intimate involvement between teachers and children. Kol Emet is the perfect choice for your child’s first educational experience. We invite you to learn more about our dynamic program and contact us soon to schedule a personal tour!
Kol Emet is an equal opportunity care provider.
Kol Emet Preschool
1360 Oxford Valley Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067
|Kol Emet Preschool|
|18 mos – 2 years||9:00 a.m. – noon||M/W/F or T/Th|
|3 years||9:00 a.m. – noon||M/W/F or M-F|
|4-5 years (Pre-K)||9:00 a.m. – noon||M-F|
|Pre-K Enrichment||noon – 3:00 p.m.||M/W/F|
|Imaginations/Observations (2-3 years)||noon – 3:00 p.m.||M-F|
|Lunch Bunch||noon – 1:00 p.m.||M-F|
|Early & Late Care||7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kol Emet Preschool Offers:
- Dedicated, certified, professional and experienced staff
- PA License, DPW, Green Certified and Keystone STARS (STAR 4)
- Small child-to-teacher ratio with a lead teacher and assistant teacher in each class
- Gym, Music, Yoga, Reading, Art and Dance
- “Creative Curriculum,” focusing on learning through children’s interests
- Judaic and Hebrew language exposure
- Weekly Shabbat celebrations
- Field trips and in-house special events
- Beautiful wooded property
- State-of-the-art security system
- Staff trained in CPR and First Aid
- Newly-expanded playground
- Spacious, sunny classrooms
- Monthly thematic-based learning
- Friendly, engaging PTO
- Healthy snacks
- Creative and developmentally-appropriate curriculum, using NAYCE standards
- On-site Director
- Warm, supportive community
- On-site Nurse (LPN)
Kamp Kol Emet
“Kamp Kol Emet” is a place where children participate in the same warm and nurturing environment that they have grown to love in our preschool. Our camp is geared towards children between the ages of two and five. Kamp Kol Emet is a terrific place to introduce your child to preschool, continue your child’s experience at Kol Emet and enhance great summer fun.
|2-5 years||9:00 a.m. – noon||Tue / Wed / Thu|
|Lunch option||noon – 1:00 p.m.||Tue / Thu|
|Pizza Lunch option||noon – 1:00 p.m.||Wed|
Kamp Kol Emet Offers:
- Dedicated, certified, professional staff
- Intimate child/teacher ratios
- Playground/outdoor fields
- Air conditioned facility
- Healthy snacks
- Water play
- Arts & crafts
- Special themed activities
- Before and After care
BEIT MIDRASH (House of Study)
The adult education programs provide opportunities for adult members of Kol Emet to learn about and better appreciate various aspects of Jewish life, culture and history through a wide range of methods. These include discussion groups, formal classes, seminars/lectures, and speakers. We strive to offer mainly complementary programming to members of Kol Emet, and non-members of Kol Emet are welcome to attend any of these programs.
How you can get involved in building the Adult Education Program: Assistance is always welcome in offering suggestions and topics for future adult events and in coordinating events for our members and community at large. There are multiple opportunities for members to exhibit their special skills in writing, teaching, and organizing workshops on Jewish related topics.
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