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Our Philosophy


The programs of Ctots Childhood Education Centre arise from a common desire for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families.


Our philosophy is one of nurturing, growth and development, relationships and understanding - all contributing to the goal of establishing a love for learning, a fascination with holidays and life cycles events, and a passion for approaching the world in a Jewish way. Children are treasured for their uniqueness and individuality, and are encouraged in self-expression.


The basic philosophy behind our curriculum is that children learn best by doing. The program activities are therefore designed to help children learn more about the world, their heritage and their values through hands-on activities and active involvement.

We believe…

  • that the home is the most important factor in a child's development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote the healthy development of children and parents.

  • that loving, trusting, and respecting each child makes the child capable of loving, trusting and respecting others.

  • that each child should be guided and encouraged to have a positive self-image.

  • that children need a nurturing, safe and happy environment which promotes their natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • that play is the work of children and that through it children use their senses to explore the world around them.

  • that children deserve to have teachers whose values makes them excellent role models.


At Ctots we regard each child as a unique and precious gift entrusted into our care. This concept is what governs our school's educational approach. Our trained staff place an emphasis on the individual child and on encouraging each child's innate inquisitiveness and thirst for knowledge. Small classes and a high student-teacher ratio ensure that each child receives individual and caring attention.





We endeavour…


  • to provide a setting rich in materials and resources, a caring and highly qualified staff, a developmentally-appropriate program, and activities that are both teacher-guided and child-initiated.

  • to nourish your child’s heart and mind as they develop cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, preparing them for the educational road ahead and ensuring that they are fully prepared to meet the demands of school.

  • To encourage self-confidence and individuality through creative arts and the mastering of skills.

  • to foster enthusiasm and responsibility for learning and to encourage each child’s natural creativity and curiosity.

  • to provide a curriculum that is geared toward the different and developing interests of each child.

  • to provide valuable and meaningful Jewish content, including education about Jewish holidays, music, traditions, mitzvot and the Hebrew alphabet and language.

  • to create a community where the parents understand and support our philosophy, goals and program, and to provide opportunities for parent involvement and education.​


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