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JEWISH EDUCATION

Micah Children’s Academy

from our “dress-up center.” Miniature huts inspire pretend activities, a Plexiglas art wall allows budding artists to create pictures of their world, and a drum and xylophone inspire musical talents. Our planting garden is a spot where students can experience how food is grown, tended, harvested, and eaten. Theresa LePore, director of the Academy, has a rich background in special education as well as early childhood education. She is committed to developing a team of teachers, activities, and experiences that are high quality and guaranteed to provide

students the concepts needed for success. In addition, a strong parent board open to all families is valued and plays an important role in defining quality preschool education. Our hope is that Jewish families will find the right blend of learning and spiritual growth at the Micah Children’s Academy. We welcome new families with open arms. For the most up-to-date information, please call the office at (615) 942-5162 or check our website at www.MicahChildrensAcademy.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. •

2001 Old Hickory Blvd. Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 (615) 942-5162

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www.micahchildrensacademy.org

Theresa LePore, director tlepore@micahchildrensacademy.org

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apping into the natural curiosity of preschoolers, the Micah Children’s Academy is a place where students enjoy playing and learning in a secure and nurturing environment. This Tennessee three-star-rated preschool opened in 2010 at Congregation Micah and provides a warm, nurturing place where students develop and grow emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. We offer a custom curriculum centered on monthly schoolwide themes based on Jewish values. These themes are then translated into age-appropriate activities and experiences. For example, the schoolwide unit Hakarat Hatov is scheduled during November so students concentrate their learning on thankfulness for our families and community. Students sing, learn prayers, and read books to supplement their activities. Students (depending on age) receive a weekly music lesson taught by our cantorial soloist, a nature class, a fitness program, a weekly Spanish immersion class, drama class, and a celebration service welcoming Shabbat led by our rabbis and our cantorial soloist every Friday. Students spend outside time enjoying our natural play scape—an environment that helps develop large motor skills, fosters creativity and provides a classroom for the weekly nature class. A large stage encourages acting and dance with items Please support the businesses that advertise in the Observer and help support our community in all ways! Make sure to let them know... you saw their ad here!

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