Preschool/Our Programs

Welcome to the Rabbi Mark and Morah Renee Panoff Preschool

Our integrated secular and Judaic program is play-based and developmentally appropriate, with a focus on experiential learning. We provide high-quality early-childhood education, based on the most current research in the field. The materials and activities are thoughtfully provided to encourage problem solving and creativity, stimulate curiosity, promote independence and foster positive self-esteem. We welcome children of all backgrounds to play, learn, and grow in our hands-on, experiential, safe and nurturing preschool environment. Personal tours are available, and a great way to learn even more about us. 

Our highly-qualified teachers nurture each individual child’s social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth through interactive and meaningful learning experiences. In the child-friendly and stimulating environment of the classroom, children are encouraged to participate in both self-directed and planned activities. These include art, music and movement, dramatic play, sensory experiences, cooking, science, math, language/literacy, and small and large motor activities.

Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged throughout the year; teachers and parents work together as a team. Our teachers begin the year with a home visit. This is a unique opportunity for your child to become comfortable with his/her teachers, and a time for you to share information with them. During the year, teachers communicate openly and frequently with parents by way of email, photo sharing, conferences, classroom newsletters, and day to day interactions. Additionally, families have many opportunities to volunteer or join in our programs and special activities.

Amy Snyder, Director
Barbara Bernier, Assistant Director 

About Our Facility
Our preschool is located within Temple Isaiah on a twenty-acre campus in Howard County, just south of Columbia, Maryland. We are easily accessible from Route 29 and Route 108. Large, bright classrooms provide plenty of space for active learning. Each classroom has outdoor access to either our playground or courtyard, child-appropriate bathrooms, and is well-stocked with materials, toys, and books. Our spacious, well-kept playground, children’s garden, and indoor gross motor play space provide youngsters with active, movement-based play each day and opportunities to explore the outdoors.

 


Our Programs

Temple Isaiah Preschool offers many enrollment options so you can choose the program or combination of programs that works best for your family’s schedule.

TIPS for Tots

For children ages 12–30 months with a parent or caregiver:
Wednesdays, 9:30–11am. Registration for this class is done in three 8-week sessions: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Two Year Old Programs

For children who are two-years-old by September 1, 2017:
Three days per week program (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
Two days per week program (Wednesdays and Fridays) or 

Stepping Up program (Wednesdays and Fridays from September through December, changes to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from January through June)
*all programs offer 9:15am–12pm or 9:15am–2pm options.

Three Year Old Programs

For children who are three-years-old by September 1, 2017:
Three days per week program (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)  

Five days per week program (Monday through Friday)
*both programs offer 9:15am–12pm OR 9:15am–2pm options. 

Four/Five Year Old Programs

For children who will be four-years-old by September 1, 2017:
Three days per week program (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) 

Five days per week program (Monday through Friday)
*Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15am–2pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15am–12pm OR 9:15am–2pm.

Extended hours

8:45–9:15am or 2–4pm are available for all age groups. Afternoon enrichment classes from 2–3pm are offered during the school year for three–five year-old children.

Summer Camp

For children ages two (with prior preschool experience) through five years old:
Temple Isaiah Preschool offers an eight-week summer program for children ages three–five years old.  Our summer program meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:15am–1pm.