TBE Preschool




About the Preschool

In a warm and nurturing environment, we are proud to offer a program for children ages 2-5 that is play-based and has a developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum that is fun, exciting and challenging. Our classrooms and play yards are set up in a way that allows children to explore and benefit from hands-on learning. Our belief is that experience is not the best teacher it is the ONLY teacher. Research and our own experiences tell us that many young children learn best in an outdoor setting…therefore you will see many “indoor” activities taking place outside in one of our yards.

What Our Day Looks Like…

Each morning your children will be welcomed into a classroom that offers both free play and designated centers that will enhance fine motor skills, language development and imagination. A morning meeting on the rug will give our little friends an overview of the morning as well as a chance to welcome each other through song. Our program will grow with the children enrolled – meaning that as the children are ready for more time on the rug, more will be added…counting how many friends are at school that day, printed name recognition, calendar and maybe even a group discussion or two. From our experience, and we’re sure yours, children have a lot to say!

The morning will continue with indoor and outdoor play, music, art, science/cooking, dramatic play, sensory activities and for language development, LOTS of talking and listening.

Although our morning session ends at noon, we feel it important to incorporate lunchtime into our schedule. Lunch is at 11:30. Sitting at the table eating lunch with your friends just seems to lend itself to great discussions! If you are picking up your child at noon, we hope you will join us for our Good-Bye song…preschool is not just a place for little ones to make friends – we hope you will too.

Sensory play

Visual Learners process information through what they see. They understand and remember best what they see.

After Care

We offer affordable after-care for your child. Block pricing is available for a discounted rate.

Hot Lunches

Available for a nominal fee. Lunches are served with either cucumbers/ranch, olives, applesauce or apple slices.

Play Based Learning

The daily interactions and experiences you share with your children is how they learn about the world around them.

Our Program Hours…

Half Day  Morning Program   9 am – noon

Pre-Kindergarten Program    9 am – 1pm

Full Day Program                  9 am – 2 pm

Our doors open at 8:50 am. If you need early drop-off that can be arranged. If your child is enrolled in either the half or full day program and you periodically need extra hours, we are happy to accommodate you. The cost will be $12 per hour.

Temple Beth Emet is an all-inclusive community and we welcome all families, whether synagogue members or not. We believe these years are a brief moment in your life and we invite you to be an active participant in your child’s early educational journey.

Please contact Hayley Wood, Preschool Director, at (818)861-7660 or at preschool@templebethemet.com for more information or to schedule a tour.

We Treat Your Child Like Our Own!