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Junior Kindergarten

Combined with a rich and engaging curriculum and nurturing setting, all children completing Meyer Prep’s Junior Kindergarten program will be prepared to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally into kindergarten and beyond.

Welcome to Meyer Prep Junior Kindergarten

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Preparatory School has been an education leader in the lives of South Florida families for the past 46 years. Meyer Prep’s rigorous and meaningful general studies curriculum is woven together with inspiring Jewish studies, resulting in an unparalleled learning experience that fosters an insatiable yearning for discovery and knowledge while nurturing whole child development. From junior kindergarten through eighth grade, students hone collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills as they learn to respond to challenges with flexible thinking, creativity and optimism.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN AT MEYER PREP

Meyer Prep’s Junior Kindergarten (JrK) Program is designed for children ages 4 and 5 who are developmentally ready for a more advanced learning environment taught by talented certified teachers. The program emphasizes cultivating socio-emotional and academic growth through discovery and wonderment while inspiring joy and love for Jewish values and tradition.

Why Meyer Prep?

  • Educators are certified teachers with college degrees and are experts in early childhood education
  •  Research-based proprietary curriculum in language development and number sense
  • Creativity, imagination, exploration, and discovery through playful learning
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education in engaging lab settings.
  • Emphasis on social and emotional learning and development
  • State-of-the-art campus features inspired learning spaces and advanced technology
  • Nurturing, values-based learning environment
  • All students participate in specials, such as: music, art, drama, innovation lab, yoga mindfulness, movement
  • Vibrant Jewish curriculum fosters joyful learning about heritage, traditions, and values

Educational Philosophy & Curriculum

Meyer Prep’s proprietary JrK curriculum is founded on research-based principles of inquiry-based learning taught through creativity, imagination and discovery. With an emphasis on active, engaged, and meaningful learning, the program features foundations for the emergent reader, age-appropriate techniques to build number sense and mathematical thinking, and hands-on innovation and STEAM activities.

Decades of academic research demonstrates how playful learning facilitates development in language, executive functions, scientific thinking, mathematic and spatial skills, as well as social and emotional development. Play is an essential part of a Meyer Prep Junior Kindergartener’s experience and is the vehicle through which children learn in joyful and conceptually rich ways. Students experiment, create, negotiate, develop friendships and collaborate while learning in an all-new ergonomically designed classroom environment. Exploration, hands-on discovery, and guided investigations throughout the school day make each moment a treasured learning opportunity.

As part of a JrK-8th grade school, Meyer Prep JrK students enjoy a well-rounded education, which includes art, music, yoga mindfulness, drama, movement, and foreign language. Students experience exhilarating challenges in problem-solving and STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) in Meyer Prep’s Innovation Lab.

Sample Day in Meyer Prep JrK

Designed with intention to spark discovery and investigation, Meyer Prep’s JrK students and educators explore our world through imaginative play, storytelling, music, and movement. Each day brings new opportunities for thoughtful discussion about our values and how to care for ourselves, our community, and the world.

Sample Routine

Morning Meeting
Emergent Literacy Centers
Imaginative Play
Music
Catered Lunch (included in tuition)
Foundation Centers for Number Sense
Playground
STEAM Exploration in the Innovation Lab
Michaelangelo Art Centers
Jewish Values Celebration
ARTHUR I. MEYER JEWISH PREPARATORY SCHOOL at the Melvin J. & Claire Levine Center for Jewish Learning
5225 Hood Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
P: 561.686.6520 | F: 561.686.8522 | Email: office@meyerprep.org

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