Bay Area Jewish Preschools & Day Care

Bay Area Jewish Preschools and Day Care provide award-winning care and programming for your children.  This enables you to relax and focus on your work, knowing your children are well cared for. Innovation and creativity are the hallmarks of Jewish programming in the Bay Area, and these qualities are apparent in our area preschools. A large number of schools are offered throughout the Bay Area for both toddlers and preschoolers. Many organizations offer both half-day and full-day care programs. The groups provide well beyond the basic care children need to set them on a path of a happy, successful life. Jewish values, practice and celebrations are an integral part of most of these organizations.  The preschoolers can get their hands dirty in everything from outdoor planting projects to making Shabbat challah bread. Many preschools are part of a Bay Area religious congregation and others are provided by the various Jewish Community Centers. A number of them provide play-based, homelike settings, while others may feature extensive outdoor areas to romp in. Children from Jewish homes, intermarried households and other faiths and backgrounds are all welcome. Activities are geared towards social, cognitive, emotional, academic and physical development. Many groups feature innovative Reggio Emilia-inspired programming. Toddlers and preschoolers learn about Judaism, its values and practices in celebrations of Shabbat and the Jewish holidays throughout the year. The richness, joy and variety of Jewish life is enjoyed and explored in safe and fun environments. Values and ethics-based curriculum is provided by a number of preschools and day care.
East Bay

Gan B’nai Shalom Preschool

Nurturing developmental program rich with Jewish culture. Providing children a foundation to grow educationally, socially, spiritually. 6 weeks to PreK. Extended care 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Accreditation: Early Learning Leaders.
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Gan Mah Tov

Year-round Modern Orthodox preschool (2-5 years) and infant and toddler program (4 months-2 years). Full- or part-time care available. Emphasizing social development, emotional expression and Jewish values/traditions.
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Santa Cruz / Monterey
North Bay
Contra Costa County

Chai Preschool

Offers an enriching and vibrant early childhood experience. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Goal is to provide a nurturing and empowering program imbued with Jewish values and traditions.
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Beth Jacob Preschool

Warm, nurturing environment and community for children 20 months to 5 years and their families. Morning program, small class size, excellent teacher/child ratios. Children with diagnosed special needs welcome.
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PJCC Preschool

Guided by Jewish principles, the preschool's play-based curriculum is designed to facilitate deeper understanding and growth, led by the children’s interests, experimentation and inquiry. For ages 2–4. Options: traditional and year-round; part- and full-time.
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Sinai Nursery School

Developmentally appropriate curriculum in small, nurturing environment that models and teaches Jewish values. Ages 2 years to pre-K. New program for 18-month-olds. Full day or part time. Extended care available.
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San Francisco

Shalom School

Stimulating learning/play environment with Jewish values and celebrations. Diller Award-winning pre-K teacher. Groups for ages 18 months to 5 years. Part-time or full-time. English, Russian and Hebrew spoken.
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Sonoma County
South Bay
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