The Hasten Hebrew Academy Early Childhood Education program offers young children, ranging from eighteen months to Kindergarten, a safe and friendly atmosphere to develop and expand in all five key areas of development; Language Arts, Mathematics, Self-care, Physical and Social Emotional skills. The low teacher/ student ratio allows for individualized attention and an overall intimate feel within the classroom. We believe that every child has unlimited potential and the natural curiosity to learn. We support each child through a collaboration between parents and staff to nurture a relationship of mutual respect and understanding. The Early Childhood staff provide developmentally appropriate activities inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and in line with the Indiana Early Learning Foundation Standards. Each day, the children experience both Judaic and General Studies in a unique hands-on, child directed approach. Children learn about American and Jewish holidays and receive age appropriate instruction in the Hebrew language. The ways in which children learn are varied and unique. Through observation, documentation and assessment, our teachers create diversified curriculum to meet the individual needs of the child. Children are given independent opportunities to learn, participate in group activities that promote social emotional development, and engage in play that stimulates both the mind and body. We encourage you to join us for a tour to see first hand what children can accomplish when given the opportunity to question, explore, and discover the world around them.