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Nursery School

From first discoveries to lasting skills, The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation AABJ&D provides children from age 1 to Pre-K with a joyful initial classroom experience and a solid Jewish foundation for the future.  Come see for yourself!

Mission Statement
The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation AABJ&D provides a warm, loving, and nurturing environment where children play, socialize, explore, create and learn. We value all children in an inclusive environment and respect their individual capabilities and potential. Our age-appropriate classrooms are designed based on academic readiness and ongoing explorations in their natural environment. Through our expertly planned curriculum, your child will receive only the best in early Judaic and secular education. The joy of learning and love of Judaism are cultivated every day through experimenting, observing, exploring and questioning. Our program provides a curriculum for all areas of children’s growth: physical, emotional, social, linguistic, and cognitive. 

The teachers’ place is alongside the child, posing questions, that elicit imaginative thinking, problem solving, and decision making in the pursuit of a deeper perspective as well as, expanding upon explorations and helping children to find answers to their questions. Our goal is to provide children with the skills that will help them to become lifelong learners, independent thinkers and team players.

Woven into our curriculum is a feeling of Ahavat Yisrael, unity among our students, teachers and by extension to the greater community. In the partnership of learning among children and teachers, we foster responsibility, cooperation, active participation, care, and respect-qualities in a Torah rich environment. 

Our nursery school program is available for children ages 1 through Pre-K. We are pleased to offer flexible extended hours for all classes, between 7:30am - 6:00 pm.

Meet our Nursery Director!
Aliza Maslansky has been the Nursery Director at The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School for three years. With over 11 years of professional teaching experience, Aliza is following her passion for both teaching and working with kids. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hartford and has her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College.  Aliza has also completed the Jewish New Teacher Project and is a graduate of the OTZMA Graduate Seminar.  She lives in West Orange with her husband Saul, daughter Rebecca (a recent graduate of the Nursery School!), and son Gabriel.

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2023-2024 School Registration

Fri, March 24 2023 2 Nisan 5783