At Temple Beth Ami Nursery School, we value the unique qualities that each child brings to our community. We do everything we can to create a learning experience that recognizes individual differences among children, while maintaining an intentional play-based educational approach. Our goal is to be a fully inclusive school, though there may be children who are not best served by our approach or structure. Our school staff and parents work together to determine the best placement for each child.
“Kesher,” which means “connect” in Hebrew, is our program for providing support services for children. Professional therapists in a variety of fields provide consultation and intervention services to teachers, parents, and children. Kesher services are provided at no additional charge, though private evaluations and treatments are also available for fee.
TBANS is committed to building open communication and partnerships between our school, families and any outside providers supporting our students so that we can most effectively meet the needs of each child. We expect parents to inform their child’s teachers of any services the student is receiving, and we welcome and encourage those providers to visit our school to observe the child in their classroom setting.
All children at TBANS, with or without special needs, are honored by our policy that states that the welfare of the classroom as a whole takes precedence over the needs of an individual child. That is, a child with special needs may require and receive extra time and attention from the teachers, but this cannot be out of balance with the needs of the class as a whole.
Our program and our commitment to serving diverse learners in our community continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.