TSTI preschool to hold open house for prospective families

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education — the community preschool at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange — will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. Families interested in learning about the preschool’s play-based programming are welcome to attend, tour the spaces, and meet with the school director and faculty. The preschool is located at 432 Scotland Road.

TSTI’s resident song leader, Shawn Fogel, will be there to lead children in song and dance. Children will also be encouraged to play and create during the event. Information about the preschool’s program option will be available. To register for the open house, contact Carol Paster at cpaster@tstinj.org.

The preschool’s programming is based on the Reggio Emilia concept of student-centered, self-directed, experiential learning. Youngsters are encouraged to explore various learning centers and to create and communicate in a stress-free, stimulating environment. For more information, visit www.tsti.org/early-childhood-center.