Music with Shoshi Horowitz (Red Door teacher)
Each classroom has the opportunity to sing with Shoshi on a weekly basis. Using guitar and instruments, she engages the children and introduces them to an array of songs in both Hebrew and English. Shoshi gets the children exercising their bodies through movement and dance.
DDSP – Dance, Drum, Sing & Play with Shmulik Gov-Ari
Shmulik engages children on multiple levels by successfully combining Hebrew language, storytelling, movement, sensory experiences and Israeli culture. Using a variety of tactile materials and props, this program gets students excited about Jewish holidays, heritage and values.
Shmulik Gov-Ari is a talented choreographer and master teacher. He has choreographed more than 300 dances utilizing both ancient and contemporary pieces of music. Shmulik directs educational programs, dance camps and seminars, and his years of experience and influence with dance make him an esteemed ambassador of Israeli folk dance throughout the world.
Soccer After-School Program with Coach Jason and Coach Jeff
Our Soccer After-School Enrichment program is run by Coach Jason and Coach Jeff from British Soccer Academy. They are committed to providing first class soccer educational programs and imparting to students a love for the game. They incorporate a culture of structured learning using an array of tried and tested techniques. They believe that soccer must be fun and encourage every player to be as creative as possible. Their training program incorporates the following components:
Age Appropriate Fitness Drills & Controlled Stretching
Moving with the Ball/Dribbling
Yoga After-School Program with Deb
Lotus for Kids yoga classes are designed to enhance body awareness, creativity, play, communication, and socialization. Animated poses, stretching, and gross motor games promote strength, flexibility, and coordination. Children will learn to follow multi-step directions and increase gross and fine motor skills. Additionally, they will learn about animals, nature, and basic anatomy through yoga. Finally, yoga is the perfect context to develop self-esteem, respect for one’s self, and respect for others. And, it’s incredibly fun.
Deborah J. Gruber, MEd, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA is the President of Lotus Behavioral Consulting, LLC, and is an adjunct professor at Queens College. She has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education for over 25 years. She is a board certified behavior analyst and she holds a doctoral degree in Psychology (Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis) and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years, and completed the Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Art After-School Program
The children, together with the Yaldaynu teachers, will engage in an artistic exploration. Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics are supportive of developing and strengthening motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and improved academic performance. Please note: Subject to enrollment.
Science After-School Program with Menucha
"Children's curiosity about the natural world, their 'inborn sense of wonder,' is a powerful catalyst for their work and play. With this curiosity and the need to make sense of the world, children are motivated to ask questions, explore how things work, and look closely at the natural world around them."
-- Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth, authors of The Young Scientist series
In a world filled with gadgets, electronics, and constant technological advancements, children have fewer opportunities to simply explore the world in which they live. In this After-School Enrichment class, Menucha Goldstein,Yaldaynu's Director, provides children with meaningful experiences that will support their curiosities and wonder about their physical world. Children are encouraged to ask questions and make discoveries. Through engaging in hands-on, multi-sensory scientific learning, and children's play, scientific ideas will become deeper and more focused, serving as a foundation for future learning.