Preschools & Day Care

East Bay

Beth Sholom Preschool

Enriching preschool program for ages 2-6.non-toilet-trained OK. Shabbat and holidays celebrated. Developmentally appropriate curriculum. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Lovely outdoor area, weekly music, gymnastic and storyteller specialist.
Temple Beth Sholom San Leandro,, CA
http://www.TBSSanLeandro.org
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Gan B’nai Shalom

A nurturing developmental preschool program rich with Jewish culture. Providing children a foundation to grow educationally, socially and spiritually. Extended care options: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Walnut Creek, CA
http://www.bshalom.org
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Gan Ilan

Developmental preschool program with an emphasis on the beauty of the Jewish tradition. Early morning and afternoon extended care available.
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County Lafayette, CA
http://www.temple-isaiah.org
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Gan Mah Tov

Year-round developmental preschool (2-5 years) and infant and toddler program (6 months-2 years). Full-time or part-time care available. Emphasizing social development, emotional expression and Jewish values/traditions.
Beth Jacob Congregation Oakland, CA
http://www.ganmahtov.com
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Ganeinu Jewish Playgroup

Weekly morning Shabbat-focused playgroup for children from birth to 30 months and their caregivers. Facilitator offers Jewish education, community-building and fun activities. Fridays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. Free and open to the public.
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County Lafayette, CA
http://www.temple-isaiah.org
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Tehiyah Bridge Kindergarten

Bridge-K program nurtures the whole child and emphasizes social-emotional growth. Science curriculum explores the natural world. Hebrew, traditions, Jewish values in a progressive, inclusive community.
Tehiyah Day School El Cerrito, CA
http://www.tehiyah.org
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North Bay

Gan Israel Preschool of Petaluma

Thirty years educating children, ages 2-5 years. Teacher-student ratio is 1:6; early and afterschool care available; gymnastics program, garden program, live animals (chickens); kindergarten readiness; two- to five-day program available.
B'nai Israel Jewish Center Petaluma, CA
http://www.bnaiisrael.net
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Peninsula

Chai Preschool

Offering positive and constructive Jewish early childhood experience. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the school believes in an experiential and intentional approach to teaching and learning.
Chai School San Mateo, CA
http://www.chaischool.com
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San Francisco

Brotherhood Way Preschool – SFJCC

Transitional kindergarten and flexible part- and full-day programs for ages 2-5. Guided by Jewish values and culture and inspired by Reggio Emilia approach.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Claude and Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program San Francisco, CA
http://www.jccsf.org/ece
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Helen Diller Family Preschool – SFJCC

Part-time preschool and transitional kindergarten for ages 2-5. Optional extended day. Guided by Jewish values and culture and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 
Claude and Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program San Francisco, CA
http://www.jccsf.org/ece
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Shalom School

Stimulating learning/play environment with Jewish values and celebrations. Pre-K teacher won Diller Award. Age groups for 18 months to 5 years. Part time or full time. English, Russian, Hebrew spoken.
Chabad of SF San Francisco, CA
http://www.shalomschoolsf.com
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Santa Cruz
South Bay

Gan Torah Preschool

Warm and loving environment fostering curiosity and exploration. Teaches strong Torah values and general preschool skills. Play based; small teacher-child ratio; positive discipline.
Chabad of Greater South Bay Mountain View, CA
http://www.gantorah.com
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Sinai Nursery School

Developmentally appropriate curriculum in a small, nurturing environment that models and teaches Jewish values. Ages 2 years to pre-K. Full day or part time. Extended care available.
Congregation Sinai San Jose, CA
http://www.sinai-sj.org
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Pleasanton

Beth Emek Preschool

Developmental program for ages 2 years, 6 months to 5 years. Children learn about their heritage and their world through arts and crafts, cooking, music and dramatic play.
Congregation Beth Emek Pleasanton, CA
http://www.bethemek.org
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