** **In efforts to reduce all unnecessary visitor traffic through our children’s learning spaces, tours of our early childhood program are temporarily suspended. We will be opening the calendar for tours again in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in protecting the health of our children and families.** **
Infant & Toddler Classrooms
In our warm, home-like atmosphere at Hilde’s House, we provide a smooth transition from home to school. We seek to build a strong relationship between your family and our caregivers in order to provide optimal care for your baby. Our highly trained staff works to enhance your child’s developmental growth through numerous one-on-one interactions, and by focusing on his or her individual interests and pace.
Babies begin to walk, and their transition to toddlerhood becomes apparent as they find new opportunities to express their burgeoning independence. Our goal for toddlers is to provide a nurturing and positive environment where they can build upon their independence, while learning how to function in a group environment. Through active free play and teacher directed activities, toddlers begin to learn about cooperative play and discover their emerging language and self-help abilities.
For more information, contact our Early Childhood department at 828-253-0701.
Times of Operation
Shalom Children’s Center is open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Part-day (7:30 am – 1:00 pm) and full-day (7:30 am – 6:00 pm) enrollment options for children under age 2 (Hilde’s House infants and toddlers, Levi’im classroom toddlers) are full-week, Monday through Friday only. Children are enrolled for a 12-month period, with the school year beginning in mid-August as per the Asheville City Schools calendar. Shalom Children’s Center closures for holidays and teacher workdays are listed in our annual school calendar.