The Shorashim (which means “roots” in Hebrew), serves children ages 2-3 and is taught by Rose and Rosa.
Teacher Rose has been working with young children since 2001, most recently as a teacher at the Sonshine School. She has an AA in Child Development and in Human Services. She believes that early childhood education should be open-ended, and that it is her job to encourage children to explore and develop their ideas. When she is not at work, Rose values her time spent volunteering with at-risk children and parents experiencing homelessness. She believes in open-ended educational experiences and encouraging children to explore their ideas and ask questions.
Teacher Rosa has worked with preschool age children for 20 years. She has been an assistant, a teacher, camp counselor, nanny, substitute, and a director of her own Family In-Home Daycare. Rose has a BA with a double major in Multiple Subject Liberal Arts, Teacher Track II, and Fine Arts with a Painting emphasis. Rose develops curriculum that isfull of fun, adventure and creativity. Rose enjoys teaching using puppets, storytelling, group activities, books and active songs to encourage teamwork, friendships, self expression, movement, imagination and participation with every child. Rose balances group activities and finding 1:1 time to hear the story the child is telling.
Beth Ami Community Nursery School is supported by the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as Jewish Learning Works and First Five Sonoma County.