The ratio is determined by the age of the children and the size of the classroom. In a 2-year-old class, the teacher-student ratio is 1:6, with a maximum of 12 children per class. For the 3’s, 4’s and 5’s, the ratio is 1:8, with a maximum of 16 children per class.
We provide a morning and afternoon snack each day. We ask that parents provide a dairy or pareve lunch for their child. All food that is shared in class and at school activities must have a kosher symbol on it.
We remind parents to alert us of any food allergies. We will offer children alternative snacks if necessary. We post a list of children with allergies in each classroom so that all of the staff are aware of the precautions that need to be taken to protect the child. We have a nurse on staff who can administer medication as required.
No, we understand that most two-year olds are not yet trained. When your child is ready, we work closely with the parent and child to toilet train the child in a consistent, calming, encouraging manner.
We communicate in many ways. We have a parent orientation at the beginning of the school year. You will receive two progress reports throughout the year, one in conjunction with a parent-teacher conference. Each class sends out a weekly e-newsletter as well as a weekly Shabbat newsletter from the directors. We encourage parents to call or stop in with any questions or concerns. We also encourage our families to come into the building at drop-off or pick-up to see our bulletin boards and view the “work” we have done in the classroom.
We prepare the children to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. We will build a foundation for literacy, math, science, social studies, music, and arts. The children will “discover the world” through a framework of hand-on experiences.
Graduates of Goldsmith Early Childhood Education Center attend very prominent public and private schools in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Fort Garrison and Summit Park Elementary Schools, Krieger Schechter Day School, Beth Tfiloh, Park, Garrison Forest, Boys Latin, Friends, McDonogh, Gilman, Calvert, Roland Park Country School.