Chabad of Northeast Queens : The Early Learning Center & The Academy
Believing that education is fundamentally a social process, we strive to create a vital school community that supports each child’s innate passion for learning while also expanding his or her understanding of communities and cultures that exist beyond school and home. The teachers’ place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem solving, and decision making in the pursuit of a deeper perspective. In the partnership of learning among children and teachers, community is lived through purposeful experiences that foster responsibility, cooperation, active participation, care, and respect-qualities in a Torah rich environment.
At Chabad, we think learning is a passionate experience. We stress the importance of the process of learning and children come to the realization that often knowing how to find the answer or ask the question is more useful than the answer itself. We encourage children to try things for themselves, to explore and draw conclusions without fear of failure. We provide opportunities though which children come to value themselves, other people, ideas, skills, responsibilities, and hard work.
We see children both as individuals and as members of a group. We encourage them to develop in their own ways. We want children to know the satisfaction and excitement of their own creativity and expertise and to know the shared joy and inspiration of the Group. We expect children to appreciate the unique qualities and contributions of themselves and others.