TOURS AVAILABLE TUESDAYS AT 9:30 OR 10:30
and THURSDAYS AT 3:30 AND 4:30.
Email Karen Lucy to schedule a tour.
SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL
Who are we?
Vision: Congregation Shaare Emeth is a compassionate and inclusive community which strives to engage in a personal and meaningful way with our members beginning with the decision to have children through the journey of parenthood. Our Early Engagement/Early Childhood program introduces children and their families to the beauty of being in community and the beauty of Jewish life and learning as they embark on their personal lifelong journey. In Deuteronomy 6:7 we are taught, “And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.” We at Shaare Emeth will teach with you, walk with you and guide you on this journey.
Shirlee Green Preschool is founded on a unique philosophy that shapes our teaching, our curriculum, our programming, and our environment. We nurture the whole child, from academic preparedness to physical development to spiritual exploration. We come to know the child as an individual; we address concerns and celebrate successes and milestones both great and small.
Our Curriculum at Shirlee Green Preschool is enhanced through the framework of Project Construct. Project Construct is a learner-centered framework; learners construct their knowledge through interactions with the physical and social environments. As constructivist we encourage experiential learning (providing experience) to last a life time.
*SGP’s curriculum is comprised of three key components; theme, middah (singular) and mitzvah (singular).
*The theme is selected pertaining to many aspects of the school year; season, Jewish holidays, universal attitude, etc. The theme offers educators guidance without stifling their creativity. It also allows a sense of unity in the perimeter of the preschool.
*The middah is a virtue, value. The middah is interchanged with our Jewish value from last year due to the Congregation’s involvement with the Tikkun Middot Practice under the guidance of Rabbi Andrea Goldstein. The term middot refers to a collection of virtures that are intended to provide people with moral guidance for daily living. Tikkun Middot also implies turning oneself in a positive direction. It is a spiritual practice designed to help us as individuals, and our Jewish community, embody the highest ideals of the Torah in service of the ultimate perfection of the world.
*The mitzvot are the 613 commandments which are written in the Torah. Think of a mitzvah as a way in which to better improve oneself and the world around you. Reform Judaism encourages individuals to deepen their lives through the practice of mitzvoth. Each individual can choose which mitzvoth enhances their lives.
Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Shirlee Green Preschool
Congregation Shaare Emeth
11645 Ladue Road
St. Louis, MO 63141