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Early Childhood Program
Our Pre-SCHOOL Philosophy of Education
Our Pre-School philosophy is based on the developmental needs of the individual child. To a young child, this means TIME: time to look, time to grow, time to feel, to touch, to learn, and time to love. Early Childhood Education means children working together and making new friends through socialization. It is the joy of creative expression, the fun of experimentation and the pride in “doing it myself.” Our school is essentially based on an activity-centered environment and fosters a world of understanding and learning. An atmosphere is provided that allows for a balance of activities and empowers the child to make choices in the classroom at the appropriate time. This enables the teacher to take advantage of desire, interests and moments of readiness. The activity centers will include age appropriate materials for exploration in creative arts, number concepts, block building, science, language, social studies, etc…. We do not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race or religion. The curriculum includes language arts, math, science, social studies, and readiness activities. Children will also enjoy art, music, cooking, study of Jewish Holidays, Bible stories, computer and indoor & outdoor play. We are an academically based private school. Each child is treated as an individual. Close communication between the teacher, parents and director allows the child to feel a secure balance between home and school.
ABOUT OUR DIRECTOR: Zvia Dover is an early childhood consultant and educator living in South Florida. She is an experienced director in NAEYC accredited preschools, and a former adjunct instructor teaching courses in early childhood education to undergraduate students at Miami Dade College.
Additionally, Zvia has been the Pedagogical Director of an advanced constructivist preschool in New York City, and a former mentor teacher, and university instructor at Nova Southeastern University, being part of
a research team focusing on literacy development in the early years.
Zvia holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and a BFA in design with a background in architecture. She also participated in four Study-Institutes in Reggio Emilia, Italy, furthering her inquiry into that intriguing educational approach.
She is an active Board Member of the National Association or the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) local affiliate: SFAEYC.
Zvia published an article related to the Reggio Emilia philosophy in the professional official Reggio publication: Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Exchange. Moreover, for more than ten years, she lectured and presented sessions to educators in reputable national conferences, and she frequently attends professional development opportunities.
Zvia is an approved trainer for Florida Department of Education, teaching FL 4 Year Olds Learning Standards, and she is also a trainer for Communities of Practice: the Curriculum Learning Community Project through the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe County.
CAMP MAH -TOV
Camp Mah Tov was founded to grow happy children and satisfied parents with the desire to make our camp # 1! Our reputation for outstanding programming is well-known, offering fun, adventure and socialization for campers. Our experienced, loving staff emphasizes group interaction in a supportive environment. Weekly themes set the stage for activities and are enhanced through art, drama, cooking, crafts, music, Jewish heritage and a weekly Oneg Shabbat. All enjoy our outdoor and covered playgrounds, athletic field, sports and waterworks.
Contact Us at 954-722-9537