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Infant/Toddler Care Program – Preschool Program

San Diego Jewish Academy’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) features both infant and toddler care as well as a preschool. Our infant/toddler Care Program is fully licensed and serves children ages six weeks to 30 months. It is a home away from home, rich in Jewish values and traditions.

Babies, wobblers and toddlers in the ECC are safe, nurtured and loved and our experienced faculty provides activities that encourage the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children.

Here, children are introduced to the skills needed to succeed in school and in life… while having fun!


Our Preschool Program takes a balanced approach to early childhood education. At the core of our philosophy, we believe that each child is unique and therefore deserves individual attention and care. We incorporate the best practices from different theories and philosophies (child-centered, teacher-directed, project-based, theme-based, emergent curriculum, group collaboration) and create a warm and inviting Jewish preschool environment where the child is at the center of all we do.

The preschool’s classroom environment is designed as a teaching laboratory, offering creative spaces that stimulate thinking, foster relationships and promote a child’s sense of identity as an individual and as part of the larger community. SDJA’s Preschool provides all children with the support of nurturing staff and a stimulating environment that enhances every child’s educational experience.

The Fine Points:

  • Two-, three- and five-day a week preschool programs
  • Fosters a strong school-home connection with families
  • Six specialties incorporated in the curriculum: Music, Art, PE, Library, Science and Gardening
  • Seamless transition into kindergarten and Golda Meir Lower School
  • Over 30 years’ experience in highest quality academic and Jewish education
  • Successful pluralistic SDJA philosophy – all are welcome!

Click here for our Preschool Curriculum

Click here for our SDJA Calendar page where you can view updated calendars.




Yael Edelstein
Early Childhood Center Director
Phone: (858) 704-3815
Email: yedelstein@sdja.com



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