Stories from Little Hearts Preschool
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The Little Hearts Preschool makes a difference in the lives of children by creating a loving and nurturing environment that models unity amongst the Arab, Jewish and International communities.Read about the ministry ›
Little Hearts believes that children are created with a God-given, innate desire and ability to learn. When supported by the appropriate environment they are internally guided through their developmental needs. The Montessori educational philosophy emphasizes self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.
Little Hearts Preschool is a faith-based, Montessori preschool located in the heart of Jerusalem. It is working to make a difference in the life of children through a loving and nurturing environment that models unity. Children at the Preschool come from Arab, Jewish and International communities.
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Little Hearts offers excellence in preschool education through a Biblically-based learning environment. It uses a Montessori curriculum that sets the tone of the preschool as a creative, curious, calm and peaceful environment for the children to learn and develop. Little Hearts actively seeks to nurture the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically. At the same time, they equip children with life skills and build their character. The preschool’s staff is a wonderful blend of Arab Christians and Messianic Jews working together to provide a multilingual, high quality education while fostering an environment of unity.
General Manager of Little Hearts Preschool, Emily Shkedi, holds a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language as well as a BS in Nursing. She has fallen in love with the Montessori method through managing Little Hearts Preschool and has earned an AMI Montessori Certification (for Birth-3 years age group). She is married and a mom to four children.
Birgitta Lundval, the Operational Manager, has been part of the administrative staff since 2015. She holds a BA in pedagogy and political science and works as a worship leader and professional singer in her free time. Birgitta has seen the school through many pedagogical and structural changes and is excited about the future of the school. She is married to Jacob and a mother of two adorable children.