JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS

Abrams Hebrew Academy

31 W. College Ave.
Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-1800
Website
Rabbi Ira Budow: ibudow@abramsonline.org
 

The educational mission of Abrams Hebrew Academy is to encourage and challenge our students to develop and embrace disciplined and creative life-long learning practices, thereby instilling pride and understanding of both their Jewish and American heritages while providing them the impetus to become future leaders and active citizens in their communities. An independent, co-educational Community Hebrew Day School that embraces Jewish families from all backgrounds, Abrams provides our students with a healthy and supportive environment that fosters scholarship and intellectual curiosity, love of learning, and a commitment to Judaism and to the State of Israel.

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-922-2300
Website
Alex Stroker: astroker@jbha.org
 

As the nation’s first pluralistic Jewish secondary day school at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, our modern approach to education of grades six through twelve is steeped in history. From our start as Akiba Hebrew Academy in 1946 to today, we have been teaching students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers by integrating a comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of essential Jewish and American values and texts.
Our challenging, inspiring education integrates humanities, sciences, and Jewish studies in a nurturing setting. We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive community that values and embraces all students.
Barrack graduates value diversity; celebrate the richness of Judaism’s language, culture, and history; and have a strong connection to Israel. At Barrack, we show students how questions are as important as answers along the path to intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth.

Caskey Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia

742 Argyle Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-642-7870
Website
Debbie Grad: dgrad@taphila.org
 
Caskey Torah Academy has been the linchpin of Torah education in Greater Philadelphia for over 50 years. We are committed to academic excellence and preparing the foundation for our students to mature as Torah-observant Jews and role models who are contributing members in Jewish and general society. We provide stimulating education for Jewish students with different learning styles and academic capability in a loving environment that promotes Ahavat Yisrael, Medinat Yisrael, and excellence in learning and in teaching.
By creating a climate of intellectual inquiry, the CTA team joins parents to nurture students to develop as an entire person and discover and excel in fields in which they can lead meaningful lives. An emphasis on fine middos infuses all aspects of school life-fostering exploration, understanding of the world, and responsibility toward G-d and all people.

Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia

276 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.520.1482
Website
Rabbi Mendy Levin: rabbilevin@chederphiladelphia.org
 
Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia strives to provide academic excellence and positive character development through our merged curriculum of Judaic and general studies. Each aspect of the curriculum supports the other so that the students see a seamless presence of meaning, purpose and holiness in all that they learn. Our Chabad educational model is one that instills a love of Hashem, a love of Torah and a love for every fellow Jew. Through individualized, group and differentiated instruction, our teachers promote well-rounded and independent learners. Cheder programming inspires greater involvement, commitment and growth of the entire Jewish community while promoting self-esteem and humility within the student. Our goal is to create future Jewish communal leaders, motivating our students to a life-long interest in continuing education, while cultivating a sense of responsibility and caring toward others.

Kohelet Yeshiva

223 N. Highland Ave.
Merion Station, PA 19066
610.667.2020
Website
Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl: Head of School
 
Kohelet Yeshiva is a warm and embracing Modern Orthodox K-12 yeshiva school committed to cultivating Bnei and Bnot Torah who think critically and creatively while exuding confidence and compassion. We do this through focusing on our four pillar principles, Torah, general studies and the arts, Israel, and our community. We aim to nurture the talents and potential of every student while equipping them with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed and to lead in the best yeshivot and seminaries, the finest colleges and universities, and well beyond.

Kosloff Torah Academy High School for Girls

50 Montgomery Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-660-5010
Website
Rabbi Yaakov Deutscher: yd@ktahs.org
 
As the only all-girls’ Jewish High School in the Greater Philadelphia region, Kosloff Torah Academy High School for Girls (“KTA”) takes its mission—the education of Jewish women—very seriously. From the day she enters high school to the moment she receives her diploma, the KTA student embarks on a four year journey of academic and personal growth. Challenged by a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies, she receives personalized instruction and the opportunity to participate in honors and advanced placement courses, all taught by a warm and knowledgeable faculty. The KTA student enjoys a wide selection of social and extracurricular activities, enabling her to develop skills and hone leadership qualities that will last her a lifetime. Whether her immediate plans are to study abroad or to attend college, the KTA graduate is well prepared, often gaining admission to the program(s) of her choosing. KTA graduates have been accepted to the most prestigious universities in the U.S. KTA alumnae enjoy meaningful professional lives. They are teachers, lawyers, researchers, doctors, occupational therapists, screen writers and social workers (just to name a few!), and are making a difference in the world each and every day.

The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia

314 Levering Mill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-617-9200
Website
Marti Berk: info@themesivta.org
 
The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia is a Jewish Orthodox boys’ high school, educating students in grades 9-12 in Torah and secular disciplines. With dynamic rebbeim, thoroughly trained in the classic yeshiva-style text-based analytical learning, and general studies faculty, with years of experience teaching in some of the most prestigious high schools, the Mesivta’s instructional quality is second to none. We prepare our students for high-level post high school yeshiva study, as well as for acceptance into the highest caliber universities. We strive to instill in our students the values, inspiration and education that will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in Torah and professional environments.

Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel

7607 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Rabbi Avraham Deutch: ravdeutch@yahoo.com
Rabbi Yossi Kenigsberg: joel.kenigsberg@touro.edu
 
Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel, opened its doors four years ago and is a growing and flourishing Yeshiva High School educating students from Grades 9-12. Originally a dream shared by the administration of Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim in Queens, it has become a successful reality. Modeled after Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun in Queens, Yesodei Yisroel offers a similar education of comprehensive excellence. Our students are inspired by warm, dynamic Rebbeim and are developing into genuine b’nei Torah. The challenging shiurim equip students with the fundamental and critical skills that instill in them a love and appreciation for Torah learning. Our General Studies program is committed to academic excellence and features a cadre of talented faculty who transmit lessons in a creative and engaging manner. Our curriculum follows all standards required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education towards graduation. We are situated in an attractive, spacious building on the expansive Mandell Educational Campus in Elkins Park. Mesivta Yesodei Yisroel’s instructional program is complemented by the genuine culture of warmth and caring that pervades its entire atmosphere. This spirit is reflected in the devotion of Rebbeim to their talmidim, the professionalism displayed by teachers and the bonds of friendship that are forged. We believe that serious and motivated students will excel in the nurturing environment of our unique Mesivta.

OROT

7601 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-935-0020
http://www.orotkids.org/
Beverly Bernstein: info@orotkids.org
 
OROT’s goal is to build an educational program in a day school setting that meets the needs of the individual child. Some OROT classes integrate the concepts of academic self-contained classrooms with social inclusion classes. In other classes, we follow the “thoughtful inclusion” program where children are mainstreamed for success. OROT seeks to include all Jewish children in the quest for a Jewish day school education, regardless of their particular challenges, which may include severe learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, behavioral disorders, brain injuries and ADHD.
In addition, OROT sponsors parent and teacher workshops to educate faculty, administration and parents at host schools.

Perelman Jewish Day School

Forman Center
7601 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-3130
Stern Center
49 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-658-2518
Website
Shira Wohlberg: swohlberg@pjds.org
 
Perelman Jewish Day School provides a rigorous dual-language elementary program on two campuses in suburban Philadelphia. The Stern Center, located in Wynnewood, has a pre-K through fifth grade program. The Forman Center, located in Melrose Park, offers kindergarten through fifth grade. The school is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), and is a member of Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. We are a diverse community, committed to serving students with varied learning styles and observance levels, as well as those from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.
 
Our outstanding and innovative general studies program is complemented by a robust Hebrew language/Jewish studies curriculum that emphasizes mitzvot, provides a solid foundation in Jewish tradition, culture and identity and fosters a life-long commitment to the State of Israel. Early mastery of a second language sharpens our students’ ability to solve problems, focus attention and be creative. They learn to hypothesize, analyze and interpret and gain the skills to communicate, collaborate and succeed in a global society. Our fine arts/music programs foster an appreciation of beauty in our world – and gratitude for the beauty in our lives. At Perelman, we educate the whole child, enveloping social and emotional intelligence in an environment that encourages students to pursue their own paths by giving them the skills they need – and by teaching them how to find meaning in what they do.

Politz Hebrew Academy

9225 Old Bustleton Ave.
Philadephia, PA 19115
215-969-5960
Website
Mrs. Besie Katz: besiekatz@politzhebrewacademy.org
 
Politz Hebrew Academy, founded in 1982, is an Orthodox Jewish Day School servicing children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Located in Northeast Philadelphia we offer a dual comprehensive curriculum in Judaic and general studies. We are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Politz Hebrew Academy addresses special needs on many levels. The OROT class services children who require a self-contained classroom. Children with moderate learning challenges receive remediation in our extensive Resource Room.

Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

6063 Drexel Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-477-1000
Rabbi Pinchas Lando: talmudicalyeshiva@yahoo.com

PRE-K SCHOOLS

Abrams Hebrew Academy

31 W. College Ave.
Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-1800
http://abramsonline.org/
Rabbi Ira Budow: ibudow@abramsonline.org

Ann Newman Preschool and Infant Center at Temple Sinai

1401 N. Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
215-643-6513
Website
Beth Rabinowitz: preschool@tsinai.com
 
We begin as young as three months old and continue through pre-kindergarten. Our school has been in operation for over fifty years. Our goal is to create a community where not only children are learning and growing, but parents are also enriched by our program. Open all year round, we are a small and loving school that offers families a flexible schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are state licensed and a Keystone STAR school. We believe the love of Judaism begins at a young age, and our goal is to teach values each and every day. Our curriculum is hands on, developmentally appropriate, experiential and, most importantly, fun.

Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun Early Childhood Center

1001 Paper Mill Road
Erdenheim, PA 19038
215-836-5677
Website
Marcie Leshner: mleshner@btbj.org
 

Our BTBJ ECC program is based upon the promotion of the social and emotional growth of our young children, incorporating a developmentally stimulating and nurturing environment. Our rich curriculum instills a love for play and learning while at the same time infuses Jewish tradition and values. Complementing our morning program, we offer specialist instructors for Story Time, Hebrew, Israeli Dance, Music and Nature. Our optional afternoon sessions include lunch hour, enrichment and creative arts programs. In addition to our “Traditional” preschool program, we offer a “All-Year, Full-Day” childcare program for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer flexible schedule options allowing you to choose from 2 to 5 days a week. Our program is individually designed to meet the needs of all of the members of our school, cared for by a warm and nurturing staff. We also offer a summer camp program for children ages 2 to 6 years old, which is designed to provide both maximum enjoyment and stimulation for children through the relaxed, yet busy, fun-filled camp season. For all our programs, we offer flexible schedules, including early and extended hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., designed especially with working families in mind.

Caskey Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia

742 Argyle Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-642-7870
Website
Debbie Grad: dgrad@taphila.org
 
CTA’s Early Childhood Program is a unique, innovative and creative program. The seeds of curiosity are planted and nurtured by our highly qualified, loving, dedicated and experienced staff. Through our teachers’ unique teaching styles, the children are provided with a child-centered, hands-on learning program that focuses on building each child in a stimulating, warm Jewish environment. This environment exposes our youngest learners to a variety of experiences that cultivate spiritual, emotional, social and academic growth. Our program encourages independence, cooperation, positive self-esteem, and Middot Tovot (good character). We also help foster curiosity for the world around them, a sense of belonging to the community and a sense of caring for our friends and neighbors.
Literacy is the centerpiece of our learning. We expose children to early literacy concepts, phonetic awareness, letter knowledge and high-frequency words. Mathematics is a hands-on experience and includes numbers, counting, identifying shapes and sorting. Our innovative Chalav U’Dvash program is a cutting edge language experience that encourages children to use Ivrit to express thoughts and identify objects in the world around them. Our ECP programs aim to instill a love of Torah and the seeds that will blossom into our Jewish values. We emphasize Shabbat, Chagim, Parshat HaShavua, T’filah and Ivrit, alongside Middot Tovot, Chessed and Ahavat Yisrael.

Center City Jewish Preschool

527 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-238-2100
Website
Leah Goldman: leah@jewishpreschool.org
 

Center City Jewish Preschool is a small, intimate preschool whose mission is to provide a warm and nurturing environment where children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively and physically. Based on the knowledge that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important, each child is viewed as a seed that we nurture with the utmost care; the seed’s every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self. Jewish values and traditions drive the school curriculum, environment and culture. Basic precepts such as respect for others, kindness, being a constructive member of a community, tzedakah and practicing mitzvot are integrated into daily routines and interactive play. By doing so, we seek to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment that will ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to his or her Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning. Center City Jewish Preschool is dedicated to educating children from a broad range of Jewish backgrounds and observances. Our educational approach is guided by our recognition and respect for the unique qualities of each child. Each child who enters the school becomes a treasured member of our preschool family.

Chabad Garden School at Lubavitch of Montgomery County

1311 Fort Washington Ave
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-591-9310

Website
Devorah Deitsch: devorah@jewishmc.com
 

Chabad Garden School unites children, teachers, family and community in a positive and constructive early childhood experience. Our Jewish values drive the curriculum, environment and school culture. We model and encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility. Judaism teaches that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important. A child is viewed as a seed that we nurture with the utmost care, since the seed’s every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self. Judaism underscores the uniqueness of every child with the axiom chanoch l’naar al pi darko, teaching us to train children according to their individual paths. We recognize that each child has his or her unique needs, interests and passions. Our children are viewed as collaborators: they are competent, curious, inquisitive, unique and creative. CGS believes in an experiential and intentional approach to teaching and learning. This approach fosters children’s intellectual development as they are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through words, movement, drawing, painting, playing and other natural modes of expression. We promote an environment where children can develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills for a successful and meaningful life.

Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia

276 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr PA, 19010
610-520-1480
Website
Rabbi Mendy Levin: rabbilevin@chederphiladelphia.org
 

Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia is a Chabad school from nursery through 8th grade with Judaic and general studies.

Congregation Adath Jeshurun Preschool and Infant Center

7763 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
215-635-3490
Website
Anita Block: preschooldirector@adathjeshurun.info
 

We cater to children from the ages of 3 months to 5+ years in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment that promotes learning and development. We are a non-discriminatory facility that welcomes families and children without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, national origin or sexual orientation.

Congregation Beth Solomon

198 Tomlinson Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
215-671-1981
Website
Morah Elena Epelboim: morah.elena@cbscommunitycenter.com
 

Congregation Beth Solomon is a traditional Jewish preschool program that can serve up to 43 children. The mission of our early childhood center is to provide safe, healthy, high-quality, year-round care and quality Jewish education to the children ages 3 to 5 years old, while creating strong learning experiences, encouraging the child’s age-appropriate development, using a well-developed curriculum, providing stimulating environment and family like atmosphere. Our early childhood center offers a safe and nurturing environment that will stimulate the child’s curiosity, while allowing children to explore and discover in order to gain new knowledge and skills. Highly-qualified early childhood professionals work in collaboration with each other, the administration and families to constantly raise the quality of the early childhood program, meet each child’s individual needs, promote overall enrollment and constantly provide support and encouragement to the enrolled families.

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Preschool and Kindergarten

9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115
215-673-2323
Website
Sherrie Herschfeld: preschool@shaareshamayim.org
 

Shaare Shamayim Preschool and Kindergarten provides a nurturing, stimulating and developmentally appropriate early childhood environment for children ages 18 months to 6 years of age. Our highly regarded and very experienced professional preschool and kindergarten teachers meet each child’s individual needs physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and psychologically to give them the best preschool and kindergarten experience possible. It is our mission to stimulate our children’s curiosity, encourage them to ask more questions and to help them learn how to find the answers to their own questions. Our program is a meshing of a strong secular educational foundation with a continual fostering of Jewish values, the love of Shabbat, Jewish holidays, mitzvot and inviting a family’s lifelong relationship with Judaism. Children learn about the Jewish holidays not just through stories, art projects and cooking activities. They learn about the holidays by acting out the stories in our holiday shows. Children learn through dramatic play. Our kindergarten children act out the stories of our holidays, while the children in our younger classes share the stories through songs and poems. We invite as much family involvement as possible. This is a special place!

Early Childhood Learning Center at Adath Israel

250 N. Highland Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066
610-934-1920
Website
Barbara Sharofsky: bsharofsky@adathisrael.org
 

The ECLC (ages 10 months to kindergarten) is a special place for fun, socialization and skill development for the young child. Every child is encouraged to explore, create, share and learn at their own pace. Integrated into our program is the development of our Jewish heritage and values. We strive for every child to feel positive about themselves and with their peers as they interact with their environment around them. During the summer campers in our Discovery Camp (ages 10 months to 4 years) will let their imaginations run wild. We have a different expedition each week filled with arts and crafts, music, cooking, drama, water activities and special events.”

ECE Center at Congregation Or Ami

708 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
610-828-1086
Website
Michelle Ruder: MichelleR@or-ami.org
 
Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to become independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners through active play and exploration of their environment. Emphasis is placed on developing self-reliance, self-confidence and independence as children progress through our school. Our multi-faceted curriculum is designed to expose your children to many varied experiences. The curriculum builds from year to year in order to provide your child continuity during his/her years at the ECE Center at Congregation Or Ami. Age appropriate, hands-on activities are planned according to a calendar of thematic units which provide children with meaningful learning experiences. An enriching Judaic framework enhances our culturally diverse curriculum while introducing children to Jewish customs, holiday celebrations and values.

Etta Natalie Rosenblatt Preschool at Temple Sholom in Broomall

55 Church Lane
Broomall, PA 19008
610-886-2065
Website
Lori-An Penchansky: preschool@temple-sholom.org
 

It is the mission of the Etta Natalie Rosenblatt Preschool at Temple Sholom in Broomall, the only Reform congregation in Delaware County, to provide a strong foundation in both Jewish and secular early childhood education in a safe, nurturing environment, where children are free to grow and develop. We offer children small class sizes in a nurturing and stimulating environment. We believe that children learn best through play that is both purposeful and planned as well as through interaction with interesting materials, peers and adults. Each child is valued as an individual, and it is our goal to meet and challenge his/her specific needs.

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS)

215-676-7550
http://FELSKids.org/
Development@FELSkids.org
 
Kehillah Early Learning Services
2 Chester Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
610-872-0400
 
K’tonton Early Learning Services
715 Paxon Hollow Road
Broomall, PA 19008
610-325-4831
 
Gutman Early Learning Center
7500 West Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-8155
 
Paley Early Learning Center
2199 Strahle Street
Philadelphia, PA 19152
 
Lassin Early Learning Center
10800 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116
 
Based on a foundation of Jewish values and traditions, FELS provides excellence in child care and early childhood education for all families throughout the Delaware Valley. FELS is a recognized leader, helping families access affordable child care, providing innovative programs for children and consultation services to the early childhood community.

Gan Chabad

7620 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-695-0399
Website
Rivka Weber: theganchild@gmail.com
 
The Gan is dedicated to Jewish continuity and identity. We provide a positive, loving environment that combines excellent early childhood education and the spirit of Jewish tradition and culture. Gan Chabad provides an environment of acceptance and mutual respect among all children and adults in the learning environment. With an emphasis on self-respect and learning to make positive choices, children are encouraged to be independent and polite, sharing and giving to the school community, and an overall mentsch. Children are cognitively engaged and stimulated in all areas of learning, and teachers use special observation techniques to ensure that each child is guided toward maximizing his/her potential. Gan Chabad takes pride in its accomplishments over the past 10 years in providing quality early childhood education to the Rhawnhurst Jewish community and surrounding areas. We celebrate the children’s accomplishments.

Germantown Jewish Centre

400 W. Ellet St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-844-1507
WEbsite
Jodi Gordon: ecp@germantownjewishcentre.org

Har Zion Temple

1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072
610-667-5000
Website
Debbie Folz: dfolz@harziontemple.org
 
The Noreen Cook Center for Early Childhood Education of Har Zion Temple provides excellence in Jewish early childhood education from ages 18 months through full day Kindergarten. We ensure a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the Judaic, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of young children. We understand the children’s work is play. We provide time for child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported play that allows children to take risks, think independently, and make their own choices A developmentally appropriate program for our young learners and their families is the foundation for the ongoing development of a curriculum, for our Rose and Joseph Schimmel Preschool and our Har Zion Temple Kindergarten, which integrates Judaic values into everyday life experiences.
 
We support and encourage a partnership where our teachers, parents, clergy and congregation work together to achieve and sustain shared goals for our children. Working together will help ensure your child’s success, now and in the future.

Judy Sare Preschool at Congregation Tifereth Israel

2909 Bristol Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-752-7727
Website
Cindy Citron: ccitron@tiferethisraelpa.org
 
Judy Sare Preschool and Camp Simcha started in 1989 with 3 classrooms and 40 children. We now have 8 classrooms serving 110 children ages 13 months to pre-kindergarten. Included in our programming are classes in Hebrew, Spanish, Zumba®, yoga, gymnastics, music and science. We also have a weekly Shabbat program which includes dancing, music, prayer and Jewish holiday celebrations. We have a kosher lunch and snack program. Our staff is well trained in CPR, first aid, fire safety and police training. We have recently upgraded our security system to include higher quality cameras and a fob entry system, as well as a full-time armed security guard. We are proud to serve our diverse community here in Bensalem and in the surrounding areas. Our summer camp provides programming for children ages 13 months to 8 years. We have a flexible schedule for our families. We are open from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with both full and half days available.

Kaiserman JCC/Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten

45 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-896-7770
Website
Amy Foster: afoster@phillyjjc.com
 
The Kaiserman JCC/Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten in Wynnewood offers a nurturing, child-centered environment. Infant through accredited kindergarten classes are complemented by gym and music classes, Israeli dance, a weekly Shabbat celebration and more. The teaching staff honors the uniqueness of each child, celebrating individual potential and helping children question and discover. A high standard of excellence is supported by teachers’ participation in professional development. The curriculum permits learning activities that arise from each child’s interests, encouraging feelings of security and confidence in an age-appropriate atmosphere where each child feels free to explore, play, observe, question and make discoveries. Jewish heritage, values and traditions are celebrated, instilling a positive identity in each child. Tuition includes a family membership to the JCC which enables you to participate in all the activities and programs we have to offer. Members have full use of our fitness center, outdoor pools, walking/running track, basketball gym and so much more.

Kesher Israel Preschool/Kindergarten

1000 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-4457
Website
Gail DeMarco: gaild@kesher-israel.org
 
Kesher Israel Preschool/Kindergarten offers a year round educational experience where children can develop positive attitudes about themselves and others through a love of learning. Our low teacher to child ratio assures your child individualized attention and supervision to ensure a quality education. Our teachers are experienced and dedicated. They attend professional development courses so that our program remains up-to-date and current with the latest trends and practices. We offer early mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m. and extended afternoons on Monday through Friday until 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. We also offer unique programming for our four and five year olds in sports and fine arts (music, drama, art and yoga).

Kol Emet

1360 Oxford Valley Road
Yardley, PA 19067
215-493-8522

Website
Carrie Walinsky: cwalinsky@kolemet.org
 

Kol Emet Preschool is a 4 Keystone STARS, Green Friendly, DHS and State License school for children 22 months until 5 years of age. Class sizes are intimate allowing for children to receive individualized attention in a warm and nurturing environment. School hours are flexible and range from 7:45 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. Director and nurse on site, active PTO, specialists in music, yoga, folk dancing, gym and library. Teachers all have certifications in Early Childhood Education.

Main Line Reform Temple School for Early Childhood Education

410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-642-0304

Websiteece@mlrt.org
 

Main Line Reform Temple School for Early Childhood Education is dedicated to the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. Our program encourages each child to develop to his/her potential in a supportive and stimulating environment. Our school environment is designed to give children learning experiences through constructive play. We believe that this gives children a strong foundation for success in all they do. MLRT School for ECE curriculum is closely aligned with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. We have enhanced these standards with a healthy balance of music, art, gross motor play, science, language arts and Jewish learning. Jewish culture and tradition is integrated throughout our curriculum. Holidays are taught and celebrated on an age appropriate level. Weekly school-wide Shabbat celebrations with Ross M. Levy in the Morganroth Family Sanctuary are the highlight of the week. We are so lucky that our clergy is intimately involved with our school and Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, and Cantor Faryn Rudnick are always on hand to enhance and guide our Jewish experiences and the beauty of Judaism. Our school has programs for children as young as 20 months up to and including a full day kindergarten.

Perelman Jewish Day School Junior Kindergarten (Pre-K)

Forman Center
7601 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-3130
Stern Center
49 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-658-2518
https://www.pjds.org/
Shira Wohlberg: swohlberg@pjds.org

School of Early Learning at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-886-0650
Website
Sherrie Turetsky: sturetsky@oyrtbetham.org
 

The School of Early Learning focuses on an individual approach to learning and strives to meet each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs. We also believe that a child’s natural love of learning is developed through a healthy amount of play. Our curriculum builds each year on the skills and prior knowledge of the child. One of our goals is to provide each child with a set of strong building blocks which serves as the foundation for future learning and growth.

Shir Ami Early Learning Center

101 Richboro Road
Newtown, PA 18940
215-968-6255
Website
Shari Beck-Nahman: sbnahman@shiramipa.org
 
At Shir Ami’s Early Learning Center, we subscribe to the belief that “good beginnings last a lifetime.” This has been our philosophy for over 30 years. Our creative, positive and nurturing environment creates an exceptional learning and social experience for our students ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. We are licensed by the Department of Human Services, State of Pennsylvania Department of Education and Keystone STARS. We customize our program to meet your needs by offering before and after care, full or part-time hours and days, and summer camp. Come see our brand new Infant Center and learn more about our comprehensive programming that is rich in secular and Judaic content!

Society Hill Synagogue Playschool

418 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-6590
Website
Lilli Klotz Foster: lilli@societyhillsynagogue.org
 
Society Hill Synagogue Playschool is a welcoming, inclusive school for children ages 18 months-5 years old that embraces diversity in religion, ethnicity, race, and family structure. Our philosophy is child-centered and play-based. We believe that children learn through play in a safe and nurturing environment. We respect children as individuals and respond to their needs with compassion and dedication. Through planning and observation, our teachers provide appropriate developmental experiences designed to enrich the whole child, including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development. Our curriculum integrates age-appropriate academics focused on literacy and language acquisition, early math skills, and scientific exploration with free play and early socialization activities indoors and outside in our large courtyard and at local parks, thematic art projects, circle time and singing, and a celebration of Jewish values, holidays, and customs.

Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel Early Childhood School

300 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-735-5142
Website
Brooke Mildenberg: ecdirector@bzbi.org
 
The Preschool (ages 3 to 5 years) and the Playschool (ages 18 months to 3 years) enjoy and are inspired by our affiliation with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel. As a Jewish Early Childhood Education program serving the youngest children in our community, we provide an outstanding play-based early childhood program where Jewish values and traditions come to life. Ours is a joyful and welcoming environment, culturally and spiritually rich, blending both secular and non-secular content into a comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate curriculum. The children are guided by a team of caring educators who are dedicated to creating a Jewish atmosphere where stimulating, challenging and satisfying learning opportunities emerge, allowing the children to explore and discover who they are and the world around them.

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Early Childhood Center

1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-649-2277
Website
Judith Scarani: jscarani@tbhbe.org
 
We are an infant to kindergarten program based in a Conservative synagogue in the Main Line Philadelphia area. Our mission is to provide young children with Jewish values based early childhood education within the context of a strong secular program. The goal of our school is to develop our children’s school readiness, social-emotional competency and compassion for others with an understanding of culture as both Americans and Jews. Our school serves students from all types of families. We are a diverse, inclusive and caring community where every student has a special place. Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe, loving and compassionate learning environment where children are respected as learners seeking meaningful experiences to develop new and transferable knowledge.

Small Wonders at Temple Judea

38 Rogers Road
P.O. Box 109
Furlong, PA 18925
215-348-5022
Website
Sheryl Milstein: sherylm@templejudea.org
 
Temple Judea Early Learning Center provides a quality preschool education in a warm nurturing setting for children aged two through five years. A staff of loving, committed teachers guides the children as they learn to get along with others and discover the world around them. Small class sizes allow for much individualized attention. Activities are carefully balanced throughout the day to provide opportunities for quiet learning as well as expressions of physical energy and creativity. Hands on learning experiences are utilized. Social skills are emphasized, and children learn to become part of a community that is their class, to respect each other’s feelings, to take turns and to share. Judaic content is a thread that runs through our curriculum, through which the children gain a sense of being part of a larger community of Judaism. Our clergy is actively involved in our program, leading us for our Friday afternoon Shabbat programs, sharing the songs and traditions of Shabbat, as well as during holiday celebrations. Parents and teachers work cooperatively to ensure that each child enjoys a successful experience in our school. We are a strong community committed to the well-being of children and families.

Tiferet Bet Israel

1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, Pa 19422
Website
Susan Z. Kasper, M ED, FSA: director@tbibluebell.org
 
The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Early Childhood Education Community (ECEC) at Tiferet Bet Israel is a nurturing, responsive learning community where childhood is recognized and celebrated as a unique period of life that impacts all future development. The ECEC promotes learning through relationships that help children feel secure and develop self-respect, respect for others, cooperation and responsibility for the community. The curriculum, infused with Jewish values, is based upon the best practices in the early childhood profession. The ECEC Curriculum is based on current knowledge and research of how children develop, grow, and learn. Such knowledge provides the framework for incorporating the best and most appropriate practices in early childhood education, as well as the best ways to foster growth of spiritual and moral values inherent in Conservative Judaism. Our early childhood curriculum serves as the foundation for secular and Jewish education and Jewish life for the years following those spent in our school. The program aligns with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Early Childhood Education Community is open five days a week for children 6weeks – Pre-K with both full and part-time options.

Torah Academy of Bucks County

2446 Bristol Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
215 752-5032
https://www.bensalemoutreach.org/preschool.php
Malky Travitsky: bjoc@bensalemoutreach.org
Torah Academy of Bucks County is an orthodox preschool providing a good Jewish education for children in our community and the surrounding area. We have small classes with warm and caring Morahs (teachers). We teach children from ages 3 to 5 years using art, music and songs, stories and love. Our Jewish curriculum includes recognizing the aleph bais and their sounds, the weekly parasha story, Brochos and Jewish holidays. Our secular curriculum includes the alphabet, colors and shapes, numbers and relevant science and social studies. Teaching social and emotional skills is emphasized.