Prospective parents and students attended the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Early Childhood Program Open House on Sunday, November 7. Rabbi Mark Landman, YCQ Principal, and Mrs. Sharon Korn, YCQ Early Childhood Program Director, welcomed the future YCQ families.
Parents heard glowing testimonials from Eva Kandinov and Max Olsen (YCQ Grade 8 students), Mrs. Julia Faska (current YCQ PTO Co-President), and Mrs. Valerie Olsen (YCQ parent and former YCQ PTO Co-President).
Mrs. Korn outlined the YCQ Early Childhood Program Curriculum with a comprehensive video presentation, offering a glimpse into the typical day of a YCQ early childhood student. Mrs. Korn reported, “It was exciting to meet so many new families, and to share all of the wonderful happenings at YCQ. The children were enthusiastic and engaged, and we can’t wait to welcome our new students.”
While touring simulated classes, prospective parents visited a Grade 8 Science classroom and attended a three-minute class reviewing the miracle of the brachah of Asher Yatzar. The Cafeteria, Art Room, Gymnasium, Library, Computer Room, Grade 1 Classrooms with Morah Leah Greenwald and Mrs. Allison Blass, and STEAM Lab with Mrs. Jen Jaffe, were all presented and approved by guest families.
While some parents toured YCQ, other parents participated in YCQ Early Childhood Program curriculum activities with their child. In addition to a music lesson and gym session, families worked with Morah Michelle on a lesson in picture-matching on her smartboard. Morah Janet created a Parshah Puppet Show. Morah Adina worked with shapes, and Morah Rivky constructed beautiful collages.
Said Rabbi Landsman, Principal of YCQ, “It was such a pleasure to welcome new families to our wonderful school and show them the energy and ruach that has made our yeshivah so incredible for so many years.” Students and faculty, enthusiastic about Jewish education and spiritual inspiration, form the foundation of the Yeshiva of Central Queens and, on Sunday, families had the opportunity to experience YCQ in person.