At  Chandler Jewish Preschool we believe in “Pedagogy of Relationships”. It is a concept that was established by Loris Malaguzzi from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Pedagogy of relationships believes that the relations created among teachers, children and parents will determine the quality of the educational processes of the school.

The relations between curriculum and learners in our school are value based and children’s natural interests, curiosity, and actions are central to our learning experiences.  We perceive children as researchers and deep thinkers, and the curriculum enhances their motivation to discover. Teachers and children are engaged in a variety of experiences that feed interest and exploration.  Seeing children as researchers encourages them to learn critical thinking skills and become active participants in their learning.

In order to realize the potential of the curriculum, Chandler Jewish Preschool uses an integrated approach to learning. Making all learning seamless with our themes revolving around the seasons of the year, life experiences and events, and Jewish Holidays.

Pedagogy of relations is connected to the culture of the community and the life we would like to create together as a community. We empower our children to see themselves as equal partners that share with us the responsibility and sensitivity for our environment and for all of us who live and grow together in Chandler Jewish Preschool. The central focus of living at CJP is social growth, as we want children to learn to respect themselves and others, to be compassionate towards peers and adults, and to contribute to a group, as well as to work independently.

We see Judaism as our foundation and as such, it is seamlessly interwoven into everything we do. Using a seamless and multi-sensory approach, Jewish holidays and values come alive in the classrooms, cultivating a sense of Jewish identity in our students.  The preschoolers share a joyful sense of being Jewish and deepen their knowledge of Israel, Jewish traditions, values and mitzvot.