Chabad is an acronym for three Hebrew words-
These three words describe the process of a systematic understanding of the most fundamental Jewish truths taught in the Torah. Chabad is based on and elucidates some of the most esoteric secrets of the Kabalah. Lubavitch is the name of the town in White Russia, where the Chassidic movement called Lubavitch was born, hence the name Chabad Lubavitch. Lubavitch in Russian means Love.
At The Early Learning Center & The Academy, children receive an education based on the above mentioned principles. Each child receives unconditional love from their educators. Holiday and Jewish culture are imparted to them in a non-judgmental most comprehensive manner allowing the children to acquire a deep understanding and appreciation of the fundamentals of both Judaic and general subjects explored.
Chasidism has from its onset emphasized the importance of joy. To be sure, the atmosphere at Chabad of Northeast Queens is always a joyous one which is contagious and brings a positive attitude to teachers and students alike.
Believing that education is fundamentally a social process, we strive to create a vital school community that supports each child’s innate passion for learning while also expanding his or her understanding of communities and cultures that exist beyond school and home. The teachers’ place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem solving, and decision making in the pursuit of a deeper perspective. In the partnership of learning among children and teachers, community is lived through purposeful experiences that foster responsibility, cooperation, active participation, care, and respect-qualities in a Torah rich environment.
Progressive education is governed by the tenets that learning is fundamentally a multisensory experience in which children are active participants and that children learn by solving problems that are real and important to them. In a progressive environment, children are involved in an integrated program rather study subjects in isolation, and the focus is on the learning process rather than any single outcome. Children are given significant autonomy in the direction of their work while also discovering how to work cooperatively with others. Along with the educational values of critical thinking, curiosity, self-motivation and self-reliance, a progressive school emphasizes the social values of community, democratic citizenship, and the pursuit of equity.