Welcome to the
Herman & Miriam Tauber Academy
Welcome to ATJC Tauber Academy! It’s the kind of school where parents can feel that they are part of their child’s educational experience. Our reputation in the community is one of very high standards. We are here to help our little ones develop the skills, self esteem and confidence necessary to meet with success upon entering elementary school and throughout life. Our days are filled with include art, music and movement, gardening, playground time, social development and sharing meaningful moments with our Rabbis. We encourage each child to develop positive self-esteem, self confidence and a love of learning. We invite all children, from as young as 3 months old through Kindergarten, and their families to join our early childhood program. Our school offers flexible scheduling to meet the ever changing needs of today’s families; half day or full day programs are available.
In a loving and soothing setting, your baby 3 - 11 months old will be in safe arms as they develop key physical skills while building new relationships and connections with teachers and friends.
Jenny Tettner Gugig has been a Jewish educator for over two decades. Jenny has served as the Director of the Early Childhood Academy for the MARJCC for over 12 years. During this time she was instrumental in receiving the APPLE Accreditation (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment); the Gold Seal Quality Care from the Florida Department of Education; opened a Kindergarten class following the Florida Department of Education standards; implemented SHEVA, a JCCA educational paradigm for early childhood education; implemented the Project Approach as an educational paradigm in the school; developed a stronger relationship with United Way, CAJE, and JCCA; implemented programs such as CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child’s Health), VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten), Little Chagall, and PJ Goes to School, in addition to building a strong PTA.
Education has always been a lifelong passion for Jenny. She received B.A in Education, with a Major in Pedagogical Sciences, graduating Cum Laude with Honors, and was ranked 2nd in class from University Catolica Andres Bello Caracas, Venezuela; Jewish Education Certificate from Gratz College in Melrose Park, Pa.; and received her Master’s in Education Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
"I feel honored to join the Tauber Academy, and I am eager to continue to provide an excellent educational program for our children. I am excited to begin this new journey with the ATJC community, and I look forward to getting to know you and your families soon."
As your precious little ones ages
12 months - 3 years old continues to grow, our toddler classes provides gentle support and encouragement needed to explore the world around them while developing new motor skills, language and ideas.
The pre-Kindergarten program starts your child’s journey into a cooperative learning environment where they can discover interests and learn in a more structured setting. In the classroom, caring and compassionate teachers help your little one turn everyday experiences into fun, educational opportunities.
The Kindergarten classroom follows the guiding philosophy of fun learning experiences while preparing your child with essential academic, social and developmental skills they will need for success in first grade and beyond.
YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.
INDOOR SAND ROOM
Playing in the sand is an enjoyable form of independent play, but it’s also a great way for her to interact with others. When children share sand toys or dig a hole together, they’re not only practicing social skills like turn-taking and collaboration, but also using problem-solving and language skills as well. Plus, achieving a goal together provides a great sense of accomplishment they can share with friends!