Temple Sinai 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 morning program is from 9:00-1:00pm each day, with opportunities to extend the day with our high-quality aftercare program from 1:00-3:30pm or 1:00-6:00pm, early morning care starting at 8:00am and summer camp, too! 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].
Berkeley Parents Network posting about our school: "Temple Sinai Preschool is phenomenal – in so many ways! The teachers are amazing; I have personally learned a lot from them! The director is so devoted and makes it a priority to get to know each and every child. I can't think of a more nurturing place, but also a place where a kid gets to be a kid. They have wonderful enrichment activities, regular visits from the Rabbis and the cantor. My child wakes up every weekend asking if he can go to preschool that morning".
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