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Intown Jewish Preschool

FAQ’s

Intown Jewish Preschool unites children, teachers, family and community in a positive and constructive early childhood experience.

Please scroll down to see FAQ’s for the Extended Day Program

Yes! IJP is a warm, inclusive environment. We are proud of our diverse background of families. We have been successful at creating an environment that is true to our mission of community, caring and respect.

The core school day is from 9:00am – 1:00pm. We have an enrichment program that goes from 1:00 – 3:00pm as well as an optional early drop off (8:00am) and extended day (until 6:00pm). 
Lunches and snacks come from home. Some of the children keep kosher; some do not, so we don’t share lunch with our friends. Children will bring a morning snack, lunch, and depending on their schedules, an afternoon snack or two.

Scholarships and partial scholarships are available as long as there are funds in our scholarship account. Additionally, for children 4 years or older on September 1st of the current school year we are able to draw funds from the Georgia SSO program. We ask the parents for help in raising these funds. Learn more about this program at www.apogee123.org.

Yes.Our school is licensed by Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning as a Child Care Learning Center. We are also accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc. Our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid.

The amount of teachers per class is determined by age and class size. We have higher teacher to student ratios than is required by either Bright from the Start or the GA Accrediting Commission. This means there are more teachers and fewer students than the mandated ratios.

Many of our staff have over 10 years of teaching experience as well as hold degrees in varying levels from bachelor’s to master’s. Additionally, all teachers are required to complete 10 hours of continued education classes from Bright from the Start each year. Our teachers are CPR/First Aid Certified and are trained in emergency safety protocol.

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to offer our usual extracurriculars like Playball, music, and after school enrichment. However, we don’t let that stop us from planning virtual and Covid-safe outdoor events to keep our families connected and involved. We love our class Shabbat dinners, Thanksgiving Feasts, Guys’ and Ladies’ Days, Big Event, and our grand finale, Siyum/Culmination Night.

There is nothing typical about a day at IJP! Each class has a different tempo and the teachers are very in tune with the needs of the children. The children have a long morning hour of work activities, all addressing the skills of early childhood, like math, science, pre-writing, literacy, art, fine motor, sensory and more. Children have outdoor time each day – weather permitting. There is a small and large circle time which includes songs, movement and storytelling. There is snack, lunch, and dramatic play with blocks, dress up, kitchen and more.

Yes! IJP offers 10 weeks of camp running from the beginning of June through the beginning of August. Click here for more info. 

Yes! IJP is a warm, inclusive environment. We are proud of our diverse background of families. We have been successful at creating an environment that is true to our mission of community, caring and respect. We have an active PTO and encourage parents to participate in being a class parent, participating in facilitating school wide events like Thanksgiving, Chanukah parties and our annual Big Event.

IJP Extended Day Care FAQ’s

The core and extended day programs are based on developmentally appropriate best practices. The extended day hours will provide the children with the opportunity to further their exploration and discoveries in a comfortable, nurturing and loving environment with individualized attention.

Yes! At IJP we believe every moment in a child’s life is a teachable moment. The Extended Day program will be an extension of the preschool. In addition to the core day the extended day hours provides professional and qualified early childhood educators. The extended hours will have structure and routine and continue to support children in experiential and intentional learning. Teachers from the preschool core day (9:00-1:00) will carry over into the day care hours.

For a parent working 12 months of the year this is a no fuss no hassle option. Parents are able to register one time and set up a payment plan for the entire year. At the beginning of each school year in August parents can reregister for the entire year or change to a 10 month program. Registering for a 12 month program provides parents with child care throughout the year including holidays and the summer program at a discounted rate. A child who is registered for extended day hours for 10 months will receive the extended day days. A child registered for 12 months will receive the extended day summer package as well.  Click here for the Extended Day Calendar.

Yes! In order to meet the needs of our parents we provide two options for preschool parents to register for the Extended Day program based on availability. A parent can register one extended day at a time or purchase a package to be used throughout the school year. Click here for Extended Day package options.

Children thrive on consistency and continuity. During some preschool vacation days and summer camp, IJP extended day will be open. IJP Extended Day teachers will provide an exciting and structured learning environment where children’s growth and development is nurtured. 

There will be a 5:00 closing on Fridays and on the eve of Jewish Holidays

We will be closed on the following Jewish Holidays; both days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, first two and last two days of Sukkot, the entire Passover and the two days of Shavuot. Click here for a tentative calendar. 

A predictable routine allows children to feel safe, and to develop a sense of mastery in handling their lives. At IJP we provide children with a flexible schedule. This provides children with the security to know what to expect in his/her day in addition to learning coping skills to be flexible when change occurs. Children who are 1 and 2 years old nap in the afternoons, and children 3 and 4 years old will continue on to their afternoon enrichment program. Children who stay for the afternoon will need extra snacks from home. Click here for a sample daily schedule. 

ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!

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