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CDS Early Childhood: Your Child's Home Away From Home 

In the Early Childhood classrooms at Community Day School, your child will be welcomed as a unique individual and will be deeply known and loved by our caring and professional staff.

Early Childhood student science experiment
Early Childhood student learns about Chanukah
Early Childhood students at Kabbalat Shabbat
Early Childhood students play in gym
Early Childhood students paint with watercolors
Early Childhood students play outdoors
Early Childhood student paints with water
Early Childhood students paint outdoors
Early Childhood students examine Etrog

What can you expect from a CDS EC experience?

Reggio Emilia philosophy

Our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which embraces each child as an active participant in their own experiences. The children are given the freedom to explore their world and their social connections in ways that make sense to them. Our teachers work with our youngest learners to find ways to bring their curiosities to life through sensory experiences and play. These fun connections to learning provide a strong foundation upon which our children can build as they continue to grow at CDS.

Jewish learning

Our goal is to seamlessly infuse Hebrew language and Jewish learning throughout the day. We learn about mitzvot as we care for our classroom, count in Hebrew as we line up, participate in school-wide holiday celebrations, and discover Judaism as we explore our interests. 

School community
A unique advantage of our Early Childhood program is the connection developed with older children, who become friends, mentors, and role models throughout their years at Community Day School. One of the distinctive opportunities provided to our  students is assignment into “Shevatim” (the Twelve Tribes of Israel). Every member of the school community is part of a multi-age tribe that stays together throughout their time at CDS.

Parent-school-community partnership

We welcome parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, and caring community members to spend time in our classroom—reading a story, sharing a passion, or just helping with daily activities.