Welcome to Temple Isaiah Preschool. We believe that the early years form a crucial foundation for a lifetime of learning and growth. Our philosophy centers around the idea that a strong, nurturing education during these formative years shapes who children become as they grow older. Our active learning style makes the child the protagonist of their learning journey, supporting their cognitive, social, emotional, physical, creative, and Jewish development.
Our comprehensive approach to education draws from the best early childhood theories, ideas, and practices. Our curriculum combines the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, ensuring a balance between teacher-guided activities and child-initiated exploration. Children independently discover the world around them while also benefiting from our guidance and support when needed. Our teachers embrace this unique opportunity to nurture each child’s potential, always considering each developmental stage. The curriculum is intentional, individualized and student-centered.
We firmly believe that a high-quality early childhood environment extends beyond academic learning. Our focus on social-emotional development draws from the theories of Magda Gerber, John Bowlby, and Lawrence Kohlberg and aims to foster a strong foundation of respect, healthy attachments, and moral development. When children feel seen, valued and understood, they are able to approach the world and their learning with greater flexibility, confidence and resilience.
Our mission at Temple Isaiah Preschool is to create menches by empowering every child to positively impact the world. We ensure that Tikun Olam is ever-present in our curriculum through the year. By working hand-in-hand with families, we encourage our children to question the status quo, instilling a sense of responsibility for their communities and the world.
Join us at Temple Isaiah Preschool and be part of our community, as we embark on this exciting journey of discovery and growth. Together, we'll lay the foundation for a future filled with curiosity, compassion, and a lifelong love of learning for our children.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone: 310.553.3552
Avital Etehad, Preschool Director: Avital@TempleIsaiah.com.