Our Mission: To be a place that provides a meaningful and enjoyable introduction to Jewish learning. A place that is fully inclusive and views all children, regardless of ability, as capable. A place where the program reflects teacher directed experiences and child directed learning. A place where the classrooms are filled with meaningful and appropriate play and social interactions. A place that focuses on positive communication, self- regulation and self- help. A place that looks at the overall well- being of the whole child including nutrition, physical movement and connectivity with nature.
At FFCA, inclusion is a priority. Our school offers services to all children. Inclusion is about removing barriers and providing support in order to allow children with disabilities to participate in all aspects of life and to the best of their abilities. We see each child, no matter how challenged, as having the potential to learn and the same need to be included as all other children. Inclusion is crucial to helping all children be more aware of the world around them and more sensitive and compassionate to others.
Social Justice/ Tikun Olam
At FFCA, Issues of social justice and tikun olam are at the core of the values that define our curriculum and our particular approach to early childhood learning.
At FFCA, we believe that it is vital that we teach our students to be active and empowered members of not only their classrooms, but of their local and global communities as well. Our school wide ‘themed months’ that focus on tikun olam and social justice are an important stepping stone in this process and a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about and take part in the process of impacting change.