Gan Netivot is where our youngest students are welcomed to our school’s unique message of Torah, Israel and Derech Eretz. Our children are taught to be respectful, inquisitive, independent and co-operative learners. Each Gan class is staffed by a certified teacher and a full-time teaching assistant. Key areas of our Gan program are literacy, Ivrit B’Ivrit, developing a love of Torah, and skills to help children develop socially and emotionally.
Literacy is a small word with big features! Listening, speaking, reading and writing all interrelate to help children become good readers and communicators. They learn that letters create words, that these words create sentences and that sentences create poetry and stories. These skills build the strong foundations of reading.
Ivrit is the language of our Torah and classical texts as well as the language of the State of Israel. Our Ivrit B’Ivrit Hebrew immersion begins in Junior Kindergarten with many visual aids, hands on materials, interactive technology, CDs, books and puzzles throughout the classroom that make the presence of Ivrit natural. They become familiar with their new language through routines, songs, finger play and the modeling of spoken language. The goals of our interactive program are to impart a basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew, develop their ability to communicate in Ivrit and connect Hebrew to everyday social situations. We make the learning of Hebrew a positive experience for our children.