Our First Blog – Welcome to the Kehillah School!

If you’re a current parent, and your children love Kehillah! … Welcome back to the Kehillah School for Early Learning! But, if you’re still deciding, take a look through this website. Check out our program, see our outdoor space/health & safety protocals, and read more in the FAQ’s.

Contact me, Jennifer Pennucci, the new Kehillah School Director, at (914) 637-3808 with any questions, or better yet, schedule a tour! Join us today!

What an exciting time for Kehillah as we have moved away from Bright Horizons and have now officially joined the Temple Israel community. As we begin this new chapter for Kehillah we look forward to bringing new life and excitement to the childcare program.

During the summer months we will spend time getting to know one another, settle into new routines, and make some exciting plans for the upcoming school year in September. The children and teachers will spend lots of time outside: enjoying the sunshine, exploring nature, and partaking in lots of water play.

For young children, the outdoors is just as important as the classroom is for learning. Outside play helps children develop their gross motor skills, learn to problem solve, take ‘safe’ risks, socialize with their peers, and gain an appreciation for nature. This is an unstructured time allowing children to use their imagination, and develop their untapped endless creativity. All of these skills are an important part of a child’s ongoing development as we prepare them to enter the world of Kindergarten in the coming years. We look forward to utilizing the beautiful vast outdoor space Kehillah has to practice all of these skills!

Jennifer Pennucci
Kehillah School for Early Learning Director