PeninsulaChai Preschool Chai School San Mateo, CA 94402 (650)345-2424 [email protected] www.chaischool.com Director Esty Marcus 6503452424 [email protected] Preschool unites children, teachers, family, and community in an enriching and vibrant early childhood experience. Jewish values drive the curriculum, environment, and school culture. Model and encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence, and responsibility. Judaism teaches that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important. Children are viewed as seeds nurtured with the utmost care since the seed’s every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self. Judaism underscores the uniqueness of every child with the axiom “chanoch l’naar al pi darko,” teaching us to train children according to their individual paths. Recognize that each child has his or her unique needs, interests, and passions. Children are treated as collaborators: competent, curious, inquisitive, unique, and creative. Chai Jewish Preschool believes in an experiential and intentional approach to teaching and learning. This approach fosters children’s intellectual development as they are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through words, movement, drawing, painting, playing, and other natural modes of expression. Promote an environment where children can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a successful and meaningful life.