Preschool/Our Programs

Welcome to the Rabbi Mark and Morah Renée Panoff Preschool

Our integrated secular and Judaic programs are 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 are a great way to learn even more about us.

Our highly qualified teachers nurture each 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 their 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.

 

 

Allison Weil, Director


About Our Facility
Our preschool is located within Temple Isaiah on a 20-acre campus in Howard County, just south of Columbia, Maryland. We are easily accessible from Routes 29 and 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. We are currently expanding the synagogue to include more indoor and outdoor spaces. Our preschool playground will have new cushioned flooring and be connected to a special, new Tyke Track for our tricycles.


Our Programs

Temple Isaiah Preschool offers several enrollment options so you can choose the program that works best for your family’s schedule.

 

TIPS for Tots

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

 

Two-Year-Old Programs

For children who are two years old by September 1, 2022:

  • Five days per week
  • Three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • Classes meet either 9:15am–12:30pm or 9:15am–2pm

 

Three-Year-Old Programs

For children who are three years old by September 1, 2022:

  • Five days per week
  • Three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • Add one additional day (Tuesday or Thursday)
  • Classes meet either 9:15am–12:30pm or 9:15am–2pm

 

Four/Five-Year-Old Programs

For children who will be four years old by September 1, 2022:

  • Five days per week
  • Three days per week program (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • Add one additional day (Tuesday or Thursday)
  • All classes meet 9:15am–2pm

 

Extended hours

  • Early Arrival: 8–9:15am
  • Late Stay: 2–5pm
  • Afternoon enrichment classes from 2–3pm are offered during the school year for children in our 3s and 4s classrooms.

 

Summer Camp

For children ages two (with prior preschool experience) through five years old:
Temple Isaiah Preschool offers a six-week summer program. This program meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:15am–12:30pm. Dates and information will be available in the spring.


Take a tour of our classrooms and activities!