Tracey Bortz

Director of Early Childhood Education


Gross Schechter Day School - 27601 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH 44124


Early Childhood


Not ready for preschool quite yet? Join us for our Preschool Prep!

For children 15 months to 2 1/2 years old, this class gently prepares children for preschool in a safe and loving environment. Under the expert guidance of veteran Early Childhood educators Tracey Bortz and Sheri Gross, your child will get comfortable with the preschool rhythms. Children will meet in a preschool classroom each week and have their own labeled cubby for backpacks and coats. They will have a familiar and predictable routine. Students will follow a curriculum that complements the rest of the Early Childhood program while having ample opportunities for parent involvement, like attending our beloved Thanksgiving banquet.
During class time, your toddler will be introduced to:
  • Multi-sensory activities
  • Small and large muscle activities, including class in our gymnasium
  • Art projects
  • Imaginative play
  • Hands-on “manipulatives”
  • English and Hebrew Language development
  • Story-time
  • Music
  • And guided movement
As they become comfortable with the routine, both children and their adults will be guided through the separation process to ready them for preschool. Along the way, children will gain independence and develop preschool skills in a stimulating and educational environment.
Register for all three sections or just one. The program runs for eight weeks blocks over the course of the year. Cost: $100.00/8-week session. Wednesdays from 3PM -4PM
  • Session 1: Meet and greet – September 21st, 2016; October 26,  November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14
  • Session 2: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Session 3: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 26, May 3
Download the Preschool Prep flyer here. Feel free to share!
Sign up today!

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