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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, February 01, 2012, Image 15

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The Charlotte Jewish News - February 2012 - Page 15 Why Parents Choose Charlotte Jewish Preschool By Kim Maguire We all have ehoiees. Every day we make ehoiees that are a good fit for our family. We ehoose where to groeery shop. We ehoose our doe- tors. We made deeisions regarding our ehildren’s edueation. Many of us listen to our friends who have had good experienees. After listen ing to some of our parents regard ing their reasons for ehoosing Charlotte Jewish Presehool for their ehildren, I thought I would share the top ten reasons you will love our presehool. “We love the Charlotte Jewish Presehool for the well edueated, warm, and loving teaehers.” The teaehers at the Charlotte Jewish Presehool meet the highest qualifieation for presehool eduea- tors. The lead teaehers either have their Early Childhood Credentials/Certifieation or a degree in EdueationCombined, our teaehers have a total of 367 years teaehing in teaehing experienee. “I love that my ehild is getting his early Jewish fundamentals from a fabulous sehool with a great eurrieulum, great faeility, and a great staff who know and understand him.” At the Charlotte Jewish Presehool, our Judaiea speeialist instills the values of Judaism, as well as, presehool approproriate teaehings found in the Torah. Eaeh teaeher reinforees these ideas daily in the elassroom by performing Havdalah serviee eaeh Monday, ineorporating Hebrew language and prayers in our daily routines. Eaeh week, we also eelebrate Shabbat on Friday by lighting the eandles, singing daneing and lis tening to stories from our amazing elergy at Temple Beth El and Temple Israel. “I love that the program has some flexibility in the hours by offering babysitting before and Charlotte Jewish Preschool LE.A R n - C to 4 Chanukah Party (Continued from page 12) Federation of Charlotte, Lake Norman Jewish Congregation- Sisterhood, Lake Norman Jewish Congregation, Ohr Hatorah Congregation, Temple Beth El Giving Tree and Temple Israel. February Events at JFS Creating Happy Families and Responsible Kids presented by Wendy Petricoff, Facilitator for Love and Logic Love & Logic for Teens & Tweens Mondays, February 6, 13 and 27, 7-9 PM Levine-Sklut Judaie Library at Shalom Park Love & Logic for Early Childhood Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 9:30-11:30 AM (Levine- Sklut Judaie Library at Shalom Park) or 7-9 PM (Teen Meeting Room at Shalom Park) Social Skills Group Utilizing the “Model Me Kids” eurrieulum, ehildren ages 8-12 will be assisted with developing skills that help with overall soeial and emotional regulation abilities. These groups are ideal for ehil dren who struggle with soeial and emotional regulation, experienee room of their younger siblings. We have even attended Bar/Bat Mitzvahs of our former students. “The program ereates unique eamps during summer and winter breaks for eontinuity and support of parents.” (Continued on page 21) Larry Horowitz, CLU, ChFC Financial 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 608 Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 556-9982, Fax (704) 369-2918 www.L2financial.com Helping in the CREATION, PRESERVATION & DISTRIBUTION of your Estate Larry Horowitz is an Investment Advisor Representative of, and offers securities, and investment advisory services through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC and Registered Investment Advisor. Financial and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., are not affiliated entities. after school if we need it.” Our qualified staff is available in the morning before school starts and at the end of the preschool day to entertain your children while you attend an early morning meet ing, take care of an appointment, or just relax and have a little extra time for yourself “I love that there are so many choices of enriching programs to send the kids to afterschool. Charlotte Jewish Preschool makes it convenient to transfer your child to the Levine Jewish Community Center.” Activities such as sports class, pottery class, dance class, or swimming instruction, as well as many more, are available for your preschool aged child. The Charlotte Jewish Preschool will safely transfer your child to these activities. “Excellent weekly communica tion from teacher’s newsletters and e-mail blasts always keep us up to date.” Besides our regular weekly communications, parents can visit our website for additional informa tion at www.cjpkids.org. In addi tion, you may take advantage of two formal evaluation periods dur ing the school year when specific time is reserved especially for you and your child’s teacher. “Charlotte Jewish Preschool feels like family.” Many times, alumni will come back and read stories in the class- problems making and keeping friends, have difficulty cooperating with peers and adults, or present underlying development delays or lagging skills. All groups are held at the JFS offices in Shalom Park. Girls Social Skills Group (Age 8- 12) Mondays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 3:45-4:30 PM Boys Social Skills Group (Age 8- 12) Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 3:45-4:30 PM Caregiver Support Group New particpants welcome. Two of our professionals facilitate this monthly support group for care givers. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of every month at Jewish Family Services. Tuesday, February 14, 6 PM Melton Adult Mini-School for Seniors This 30 week session. Purposes of Jewish Living, continues through May at Carriage Club Tuesdays, 10-11:15 AM Registration is required for most classes and workshops. Please visit www.JFSCharlotte.org or call 704- 364-6594 for more information. ^ Piedmont Plastic Surgery 6= Dermatology www.ppsd.com Our annual SPRING SPECIAL is hack! Save up to 20% OFF Breast Augmentation Also FREE cosmetic consultations and financing available. 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