Early Childhood

Welcome to HAFTR’s Early Childhood Center where we provide an attractive, vibrant, dynamic תורה-centered learning climate.We foster a passion for Torah and instill in our children a love of מצוות with particular attention focused on being a mentsch.


Our children acquire the foundational literacy skills in English and Hebrew by participating in meaningful language enriched  experiences.  Their knowledge of  עברית is furthered by our language immersion program  “Chalav U’dvash”  introduced last year in our Nursery 4 program. Our specialty programs feature music, computers, gym, science, art,  and library. We guide the development of the whole child while we foster their abilities in academics, socialization, and fine and gross motor skills.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum reflects a core base of knowledge in both Judaic and general studies which serve as a foundation for later learning. Love of Torah, Mitzvot, Medinat Yisrael, and Am Yisrael are the cornerstones of our program.

Building a child’s self-esteem is our primary goal. We do this by providing a nurturing and stimulating environment in which a child is free to take risks, ask questions and discover things on his/her own. In the hands of warm and accepting teachers, each child progresses at his/her own pace.  Our Morot utilize a variety of teaching strategies that recognize the diversity of learning styles. We are excited to have you partner with us as we lay the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

“This Shabbos our daughter serenaded us with all of the beautiful Hebrew songs she learned with Morah Doreen, Morah Elkie, Morah Lauren and especially Morah Leah.”

“My daughter came down with a fever last night but was feeling her usual perky self. When she woke up this morning, she picked out her clothes for school. When I told her she couldn’t go to school because she was sick, she was outraged. She proclaimed her NEED to go to school.  I realized how lucky I am that she is so happy in school. It is a testament to quality of her education.”

“I just wanted to tell you that our children really truly enjoy the nursery school. You do a wonderful job and you can see it on the children’s faces. Everyone is warm and caring and you made it an amazing place for our children to grow!”

“Today my son’s class was really the happiest place on earth! His teachers are just amazing. Their hearts are so insanely huge and they are just filled with love and sunshine! I feel so lucky to leave him every day in such a warm, happy environment! I thank you and HAFTR from the bottom of my heart!”

For more information, contact Cyndy Goldberg, Early Childhood Director, 516-569-3659, cygoldberg@haftr.org