3-Year-old Program 

Our new 3-year-old program at Community Day School encourages creativity, exploration, and self-discovery in a nurturing and caring environment filled with the joy of Jewish learning and living. 

 Your child's home away from home

 

In the 3-year-old program 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.

 

 

What can you expect from a CDS 3-year-old 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 3-year-old program is the connection developed with older children, who become friends, mentors, and role models throughout their years at Community Day School.

  • 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 out.

Fast facts

  • Kosher hot lunch and morning/afternoon snacks are provided daily.

  • Community Day School typically receives funding from the Pittsburgh Jewish Educational Improvement Foundation for Early Childhood students who meet the financial requirements of the program. Our tuition assistance chairperson will be happy to discuss your family’s eligibility for assistance.

  • The 3-year-old program follows the CDS school calendar.

  • We understand the varying scheduling needs of children and families. Our flexible options include, but aren't limited to:

    Full Day Hours

    $10,925

    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday

    Core Hours

    $9,375

    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

    Half Day Hours

    $7,210

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

     

    Extended hours are available for an additional fee.

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Learn more:

For details about the 3-year-old program:

Sarah Glascom Morris, Co-Director of Early Childhood Education 

sglascommorris@comday.org

412-521-1110, Ext. 2192 

 

For details about the admission process:

Sarah DeWitt, Admission Director

sdewitt@comday.org

412-521-1100, Ext. 2114

 

Our experience with the Pre-K class has been phenomenal. The integration of education, imagination, and Jewish learning was inspiring. We truly felt like we created a family of families. When your child checks the calendar at the beginning of a school break and sadly exclaims that there are "eight whole days till I get to go back to school" you know you've got them in the right place.

- Jennifer Goldston, Parent


Upcoming Events

ERBs
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mighty Kicks Soccer Early ChildhoodRecurring Event
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Assemble: SuperheroesRecurring Event
Tue, 25 Apr 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

ERBs
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Odyssey of the Mind MSRecurring Event
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

ERBs
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

IGNITE Expo
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

ERBs
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mighty Kicks Soccer K-3Recurring Event
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Girls on the Run
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Walk to Remember
Sun, 30 Apr 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Staff Appreciation Week
Mon, 01 May 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Odyssey of the Mind MSRecurring Event
Mon, 01 May 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Odyssey of the Mind ISRecurring Event
Mon, 01 May 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Mon, 01 May 2017
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM


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