February 09, 2016   30 Sh'vat 5776
Union Temple of Brooklyn, NY
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2015/2016 Applications  

Become part of the Union Temple Preschool Community

Our play-based, multi-sensory curriculum includes:

* Weekly yoga and music classes

* Weekly swim instruction in our 4's program

* An innovative art program with the Brooklyn Museum

* An option for Spanish instruction in the afternoons

Our preschool, which includes programs for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s (Pre-K),

provides a creative and nurturing learning environment

that supports each child’s individual development.


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 If you have questions, please contact us at (718) 623-1322

or email krista@utpreschool.org to register for a tour.

Applications will be available at the end of the tour.

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                 Union Temple Preschool
                        (718) 623-1322
                  Susan Sporer, Director
                Krista Bogetich, Administrator
Meet Some of Our Amazing Staff  

In addition to the wonderful curriculum that our talented professional staff presents to our students, we also offer some amazing classes by outside specialists. Every class has yoga with our extraordinary teacher April Cantor. On Fridays Ira Levin, our amazing and spirited music teacher, visits each of our classrooms and helps us celebrate Shabbat. We also offer Spanish classes to our afternoon three and four year olds.

April Cantor received certification to teach yoga with Integral Yoga in 1999. April's previous experience in-cludes working as a theater arts educator collaborating with teachers to adapt literature for stage. April saw how students and teachers alike thirsted for and connected to a physical practice like yoga in helping with focus and body-mind awareness.

Ira has worked with both children and adults bringing Jewish music into the community. He has worked as a cantorial soloist leading community Passover seders, family High Holiday, Shabbat and Havdallah services. He also worked as a song leader with Birthright Israel, Hebrew Day Schools, Hebrew Schools and summer camps. Ira performed at the URJ Biennial Conference in 2011, NY Limmund 2012, Boston Limmund 2011 and England Limmund 2010, and the International Jewish Music Festival Amsterdam 2007. Ira won the Shalshelet New Jewish Liturgical Music Award in both 2004 and 2010. Ira brings his guitar and wonderful sense of joy into each of our classrooms. The children are always so happy to see him and enjoy singing, dancing, shaking and jumping along to the music. In addition to celebrating Shabbat with us every Friday he also sings songs about the Jewish holidays and focuses on whatever curriculum the classes might be working on.

Amanda Picker visits us two afternoons a week to teach our preschoolers Spanish. She works for Wee Play Language, a unique program created to teach foreign languages to preschoolers organically. Students always have a full set of materials in front of them which enables them to participate and be fully engaged in the les-sons for the entire time. Following their teacher's directions in Spanish, the children play with their toys and manipulate their materials, all while absorbing the foreign language seamlessly. Their lessons include using magnetic pieces and white boards to create various scenes, such as pet shops, snowmen and fall scenes. They also use toys and pre-tend play as a vehicle for learning.

We are offering tours and accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. To sign up for a tour, email susan@utpreschool.org or krista@utpreschool.org, or call the Preschool office at 718-623-1322.

-Susan Sporer, Preschool Director

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