Early Childhood and Preschool
Our preschool is a place where young Jewish children receive an exciting, creative and nurturing experience that will provide them with the foundation to grow educationally, socially and spiritually. We offer small classes with excellent teacher/student ratios, a professional staff of early childhood specialists and a facility equipped with the most educationally sound early childhood equipment and manipulatives. Most importantly, your child will receive a well rounded, enriching education, filled with Jewish traditions and customs intertwined with a wide array of academic subjects, personal development, values, socialization and learning skills.
At Cheder we welcome every Jewish child regardless of background or affiliation. Our goal is to make learning interesting, exciting and stimulating through a hands-on approach. We provide for physical, intellectual and emotional growth through drama, visual aides, manipulatives and the use of centers within the classroom.
Our teachers are carefully chosen not only for experience and credentials, but most of all for their warmth and caring. Our teachers take delight in the children, care for their individual needs, and work tirelessly to provide the children with the greatest gift of all, a love for learning.
Our classes are conducted in a warm and friendly environment that fosters learning and creative expression. In our program, we utilize an extensive supply of early childhood toys, games and manipulatives to give our children hands-on experiences to expand their imaginations as well as to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
We believe each child is born with a unique set of gifts and talents, which, if properly nourished, will lead to a deeply rewarding, productive life. With this in mind, the Cheder will create a nurturing, child-centered, value-oriented environment dedicated to academic excellence. A uniquely integrated curriculum of General and Jewish studies, combined with hands-on experiences, will guide each student toward the fulfillment of his or her individual potential.
The guiding philosophy of Cheder Lubavitch holds that in the innocence and sincerity of children there is the immeasurable potential for goodness, for leadership, and for appreciation of the sanctity of life. To guide each child with clear moral direction is every teacher’s focus, stressing the values that suffuse all that is cherished in our tradition. Students are shown that secular and religious education can be compatible and learn that a Jew may lead a traditional Jewish life without compromise, even in a secular environment.
Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School seeks to offer its students the warmth and love of the traditional Yiddishe cheder, while utilizing modern technology and teaching techniques. Since its founding with five students in 1979, the school’s separate programs for boys and girls (Pre-K-8) have provided an integrated religious and secular education under the guidance of highly qualified teachers in both arenas.
Cheder is an affiliate of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, is affilliated with the ATT (The Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago) - Chicagoland's Central Agency for Religious Education and is a beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Jewish United Fund.