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Shorashim Preschool Academy is an early childhood center located in the heart of Old Westbury on Long Island.  Shorashim, meaning “roots”, offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years old. We offer a full academic program in a warm and nurturing setting. Our beautiful preschool’s newly renovated classrooms are bright, modern and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment carefully chosen to inspire our students’ imagination and encourage their budding independence. The sprawling campus has two playgrounds, a basketball court and lush lawn area for plenty of outdoor activities.

At SPA, we firmly believe that the cornerstone for all cognitive learning is a nurtured sense of self worth, achieved by celebrating each child’s individual creative expressions and their unique strengths. Our hands-on curriculum nurtures children’s innate curiosity and social development with activities including music and movement, art, STEM labs, and Hebrew language learning.  All of our teachers are certified educators who embody a unique blend of personal and professional warmth. 

Our preschool classrooms are full of opportunities for learning, socialization and growth. Our curriculum contains mutually reinforcing Judaic and academic themes and covers all the various domains that complete an early childhood education: Literacy, Pre-Mathematics, Social Sciences, Science and Art.

At SPA, Jewish learning is not simply a subject. The warmth, morals, and practices of Judaism are an integral part of each day. Jewish songs, holidays and traditions are taught in meaningful and joyous ways, inspiring a deep-rooted Jewish connection in each of our students. We strive to teach the children the meaning of Tzedakah by offering opportunities throughout the year for the children and their families to donate to food, clothing and toy drives as well as adding coins to our Tzedakah Station on Shabbat.

Our approach to integrated education is informed by both Jewish wisdom and the best of progressive educational practice. Our teachers work with each child individually in order to access their strengths and allow us to make recommendations for early intervention if necessary.

At Shorashim Preschool Academy, we look forward to nurturing your children and watching the seeds that are planted grow into strong, independent and inspired learners.

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