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Weekday Toddler Program

Toddlers becoming artists.

Toddlers becoming artists.

Weekday Toddler Program 2019-2020

For ages 16 - 34 months ~ Caregiver attendance required

September 4 – June 3

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am


Shearith Israel’s popular Toddler Program is held twice a week for children aged 16-34 months with an adult caregiver. The program focuses on learning colors and shapes, creating arts and crafts, singing songs, exploring Jewish holidays, music and more.  There is an opportunity for the caregivers to support the children’s activities, and there are times when the teacher encourages them to sit on the side and observe while the children manage on their own.


We have a one day option but we strongly recommend two days which gives more continuity to the program; it allows the child to be more aware of themes that continue for several sessions and also to see familiar faces on a regular basis. 


We offer a 20% sibling discount when two or more siblings participate at the same time. We warmly welcome both synagogue members and non-members to register.



Full Year 2019-20  (Preferred pricing for full-year commitment must be paid in full by 9/3/19)

2 Days:                         Full Member: $3936                      Non-Member/Associate: $4290

Mondays Only:              Full Member: $1860                       Non-Member/Associate: $2139

Wednesdays Only:         Full Member: $2100                       Non-Member/Associate: $2415


Fall 2019: September 4th – December 24th: (No class: 9/30 Rosh Hashanah; 10/9 Kippur; 10/14 Succot; 10/21 Shmini Atseret)

2 Days:                         Full Member: $1680                         Non-Member/Associate: $1960

Mondays Only:              Full Member: $845                            Non-Member/Associate: $936

Wednesdays Only:         Full Member: $975                         Non-Member/Associate: $1080


Spring 2020:  January 6th – June 3rd: (No class: 1/20 MLK; 2/17 Pres Day; 4/8, 4/13, 4/15 Pesah; 5/25 Memorial Day)

2 Days:                        Full Member: $2280                           Non-Member/Associate: $2660

Mondays Only:             Full Member: $1170                          Non-Member/Associate: $1296

Wednesdays Only:        Full Member: $1300                           Non-Member/Associate: $1440


Click here to register for the 2019-2020 weekday toddler program. 


 By registering you:

- agree to the tuition and payment terms;

- understand that if you decide not to participate before the start date, you will be refunded the full tuition minus a $100 adminstrative fee;

- understand that if you choose to discontinue participation at any point, you will be refunded 50% of the unused future sessions.

- agree to follow the Synagogue's policies and codes of conduct pertaining but not limited to security and kashrut and will cooperate with Synagogue personnel;

- understand that caregiver attendance is required and he/she is resonsible for the safety and health of your child, and will seek medical attention if needed;

- understand that all immunizations, including measles vaccine, must be up-to-date for your child to be admitted.

- understand that we follow NYC public schools for weather-related school closures and cannot issue refunds for those circumstances. In the rare event that we need to cancel a session for other reasons (e.g., teacher illness), we will offer a make-up session;

- give the Synagogue permission to use photographs of your child for our print and online materials. 

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