The Tauber Academy, founded in 1992, is an accredited Conservative Early Childhood Jewish Day School located in Aventura, which provides a quality education for students from three months of age through Kindergarten. It is the belief of the Tauber Academy that a school must stand as a portal to the world. The Tauber Academy is proud to provide their students with experiences and curriculum in the Arts, Music, Drama, Technology, Physical Education, and Jewish Identity.
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.
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."
We believe that some of the most profound lessons can happen during everyday moments. Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment in the care of our highly skilled teachers. Our well qualified teachers work with your child’s natural inclination for exploration and investigation to create fun, flexible learning experiences that foster well-rounded development in a safe and caring environment. All teachers are educated and trained in early childhood education and development. Teachers must pass a detailed background check and have extensive experience within childcare or education. Teachers also continue their education through professional development opportunities and mandatory training to meet strict local and state licensing regulations.
Children are naturally inquisitive, joy-filled, and excited about life. They love celebrating Shabbat and Havdalah with Rabbi Berkun for a deeply spiritual child-focused, music-filled, and joyful weekly experience recognizing the unique perspective children bring with them to synagogue.
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.
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!