Temple Sinai David Pregerson Preschool is a Jewish, play-based preschool in Oakland. We believe in growing mensches – good people. We nurture loving relationships among children, family, and staff. Our educators facilitate exploration and imaginative play that support children’s growth socially, emotionally and cognitively. Children’s activities include large and small group play inside the classroom and outdoors. Arts, music, story-telling, dramatic play, science, and literacy are fully integrated into the daily life of the classroom. Jewish values are at the core of our teaching and learning. As a community, we celebrate Jewish life through stories, music, cooking, Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Kavod – respect and honor for every individual – is at the foundation of our inclusive, welcoming community.
There are a whole variety of community-building opportunities through parent education programs, volunteerism, family events, and class get-togethers.
Our school day program is from 9:00am-1:00pm. Extended care is available in the morning from 8:00am-9:00am and in the afternoon, Club Shelanu from 1:00pm-3:30pm, and Aftercare from 3:30pm-6:00pm.
Morning Care: Children are welcomed into their classroom by a teacher in their age group. They have the opportunity to help the teacher ready the classroom for the day and do quiet activities.
School Day Program: Our school day involves inside and outside exploration, classroom projects and time for the class to come together as a community for the day and have circle time. Jewish values are the core to our teaching and learning.
Club Shelanu and Aftercare Program: Club Shelanu provides a rest time for the children followed by play time outside. In the Aftercare program the children enjoy snack time, classroom exploration, and projects in separate age groups. At the end of the day, children gather outisde once more in a mixed-age group.
Enrichment and Special Guests: Throughout the school year we have art, music, and movement enrichment opportunities for the children, as well as special guests to enhance the children's learning.
To learn more about the school or to schedule a tour, please call Ellen Lefkowitz, preschool director, at 510-832-6800 x313 or [email protected].
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