That first day as a substitute was more fun than I expected it to be. The J offers so many opportunities for children to learn, grow, and play. Older children are taught Hebrew and how to make healthy eating choices, they go to swim lessons and have three playgrounds to play on. Seeing the joy in their faces every day as we did each activity was rewarding. Now I’m in the infant/toddler wing and it’s even more fun. The J has so many creative tools and resources for teaching, when we paint we don’t limit the children to using paint brushes, but also offer cotton swabs, feathers, and tooth brushes. If you can hold it in your hand, there’s a chance the kids may paint with it. They learn about the seasons, weather, and anatomy through song and dance, and singing songs with them is amusing, but seeing their little lightbulbs turn on every time they figured something out or learn something new is amazing to see and be a part of.