Found a Hidden Gem in JK
I enrolled my daughter at OJCS…this was the best decision for her and our family! The JK environment was everything you could ask for. It was a small group of 7-8 kids and 2 teachers. The children had so much individual attention. My daughter's academic skills blossomed. Seeing now (end of year) the workbooks they come home with has been astonishing. But most of all, I know that the Morahs viewed these children as their other children. They were truly in their second home in JK. When they had birthdays these kiddos were thrown the most amazing parties. They were snuggled and loved each and every day. The Morahs could see their individual strengths and challenges and tackle them head on. They read books in baskets and napped after lunch if needed. The teachers were so communicative, always open to any concerns. Just the other week something had come up and one Morah spoke to me that night at 5pm while juggling her own children, insisting she was happy to do so. The kids were also walked over to the JCC and went to swim or do sports or music and had tons of fun. Finally, and perhaps the most advantageous this year - was the infectious factor. Given they were in a school with masked children for the most part, and a smaller classroom environment, for 4-5 year olds, the kids missed minimal school due to illness. There were less bugs circulating and my kids have not yet had Covid. So really, I can not say enough good things. My daughter's confidence and academics have flourished. It feels like we found a hidden gem in this new program.
Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS