Early Childhood and Children's Services Director
At the Raymond & Ruth D. Laven Early Childhood Center, we nurture each child in a loving environment that promotes his or her social, emotional and intellectual well-being. Through developmentally-appropriate activities, we encourage individualization and incorporate Jewish values and traditions. We believe our Center is an important first step in each child's lifelong learning experience!
Age: Two months old
Schedule: M-Th, 7AM-6PM: F till 5PM
Offered: Year Round
We will provide infant daycare for babies. A maximum of eight infants per room will be accepted in this program which will provide individualized care. We have two infant rooms. Two staff members will maintain extensive communications between the Center and the home, including daily reports.
Age: 1 to 4 years old
Schedule: M-Th, 7AM-6PM: F till 5PM
Offered: September-June or Year-Round
Daycare children enjoy music, creative arts, gross and fine motor games, quiet time, dancing, outside play twice a day, snack and more. Parents receive daily reports. Three or four year olds also take swimming classes and four year olds go on field trips.
Age: 2 by December
Schedule: T, Th, 9:30AM-1PM: M,W,F, 9:30AM-1PM or M-F, 9:30AM-1PM
If your child is a terrific two, our Rompers is the place for you! With story time, creative arts, movement games, music, social interaction, inside/outside party play and special events, our toddlers spread their wings, in what is often their first "out of home" environment.
Age: 3 or 4 by December
Schedule: M, W, F, 9:30AM-1PM or M-F, 9:30AM-1PM or TH, 9:30-1PM
What if your child is three or four? Well then we have gym, games, and more! In our program, you'll find music, creative arts, gross and fine motor games, dancing, circle time-sharing, storytelling and field trips (4 yr. olds only). All three and four year olds have swimming as part of their regular program. Weekly themes, which include Jewish holidays, community helpers, shapes, colors and zoo animals, help enrich the children's day.
This is an early drop-off program for half-day three and four year old classes. Kelly Glaski is the teacher for this program. Kelly has a variety of table toys, manipulatives, crayons, markers, etc., and the block or kitchen area is open as well. The cost is $9 per day or $40 per week.
This is a late pick-up program also for the half-day three and four year old classes. Polina Verba is the teacher for this program. She has a variety of table toys, manipulatives, crayons, markers, etc., and the block or kitchen area is open as well. A snack and storytelling time are included. The cost is $9 per day or $40 per week.
Age: 5 by December 1st
Schedule: M-F, 9AM-1PM
Our program is certified by the N.Y.S. Department of Education. Our Core Academic Curriculum includes a whole language approach to reading with a strong emphasis on phonics, an activity-based approach to developing math concepts, an in-house designed science program which focuses on the five senses, nutrition and ecology, and a social studies curriculum which emphasizes community. The program's comprehensive curriculum provides the children with the opportunity to explore their world through music, creative movement, field trips, swimming instruction, instructional gymnasium time, and arts and crafts.
Mom & Baby Yoga
Ages 6 weeks to pre-crawling. Get to exercise, relax and connect with other moms while bonding with your
baby. Class includes yoga for moms and babies, infant massage and
relaxation. Please bring a baby blanket and yoga mat. Register online or call 438-6651. For more
information on schedule and pricing, contact Beth Monaco at 689-0039 or
Contact Beth Monaco, 438-6651, ext. 118, or BethM@saajcc.org, for schedule.