The Pre-K program serves children who are 4 years old by September 1st with a teacher to child ratio of 1:7

Aleph Preschool Hours

8:30am – 5:00pm Full Day Monday-Thursday
8:30am – 4:00pm  Full Day Friday

Sample Daily Schedule

Hours Activity
8:30am-9:00am Carpool
9:00am – 9:50am Welcome & Free Play
9:50am – 10:10am Circle Time
10:10am – 10:20am Snack
10:20am – 11:30am Daily Activity or Specialist
11:30am – 12:00pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 12:40pm Closing Circle
12:40pm – 1:00pm Transition to carpool or rest
1:00pm – 1:30pm Rest Time
1:30pm – 3:00pm Enrichment Activity
3:00pm – 3:15pm Snack
3:15pm – 3:45pm Daily Activity
3:45pm – 4:30pm Large Motor Activities (Gym or Playground)
4:30pm – 5:00pm Transition to Carpool

*Fridays only → 3:30pm – 4:00pm Transition to carpool

Pre-K Goals

  • Build friendships and work on conflict resolution
  • Build self-esteem and confidence in the ability to stand up for what is right
  • Learn about manners, health, and safety
  • Foster imagination and creative thinking through dramatic and free-play
  • Provide opportunities to build and practice life skills and independence
  • Work on advanced gross motor and fine motor activities such as skipping, monkey-bars, drawing, and cutting
  • Extend understanding and knowledge of numerical and alphabet literacy and other foundational concepts
  • Build upon knowledge of letter and sound relationships
  • Listen to and discuss stories of greater complexity
  • Increase and refine vocabulary and communication skills
  • Engage in activities for early readers and writers
  • Extend understanding about the basic history of the Jewish people and the foundation of Jewish law through the study of the Torah
  • Increase Hebrew vocabulary through conversation, blessings, and participation in services

Pre-K Enrichment Curriculum

Creative Arts

Children will explore various media and learn to express themselves artistically by learning about famous artists, musical styles, and dance.


Children discuss tzeddakah, mitzvot, gimilut chesed, and other Middot (Jewish values). They hear stories of the weekly Torah portions and make connections to their own lives. Songs, dances, and activities are used to foster a sense of spirituality and Jewish pride.

Language and Literacy

Children explore literature through the adventures of reading quality books and interactive activities. They will reinforce letter recognition and printing skills taught in the morning program.

Nature and Wellness

Children will explore the world around them, including our community garden, through hands-on experiences. They will learn how to take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul.


Children will explore such topics as Nocturnal Critters, Anatomy, Simple Machines, Ocean Creatures, Reptiles and Amphibians, Ancient Egypt, Outer Space, and more. Children hear stories and watch videos about a topic followed by experiments, crafts, or cooking.