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Sholom Preschool

3400 N. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224

(480) 897-3636


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Sholom Preschool is a multi-age school designed with fun in mind. Our loving staff provides the safe environment for each child to excel to his or her full potential. Preschool is the place to allow children to develop emotionally and academically - we do that and so much more.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Preschool is the time to allow children to develop emotionally and socially. This is best done while playing. The lessons that can be taught during play are endless.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught One of the areas strongly encouraged at Sholom Preschool is the skill of learning. Each child is given the confidence to explore his or her environment. This includes using toys and materials in a non-traditional fashion, learning to "play well with others", mixing craft materials in new and exciting ways and endless other things that the students can discover.

From the Director:

Our ultimate goal is to give each child the love and safety to explore his or her curiosity. The love of learning is developed in the early years. We never miss a learning opportunity - they are in everything we do! While building with blocks, we discuss the different colors, how tall the blocks can get, how some blocks are bigger than others, we count as we build, discuss why the tower fell over and so it goes.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The teaching staff is amazing. They work very closely with each child to determine in what areas he or she may need additional instruction/guidance and in what areas the child does well. The teachers work with the children on the areas needing some additional development while continuing to challenge the child in the areas that they already to well.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Play, learn and enjoy.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide parents with feedback each day at pickup time. Emails are also sent to the parents. In addition, parents can see what we do by following our Facebook account and blog. We make phone calls when necessary as well. If a child does not arrive at school within 30 minutes of expected time and we have not received notification that the child will be out of school, we either phone or text that parent. The safety of each child is our highest priority.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

This is rarely an issue. We do suggest that the first time or two the child comes to school that the parent stay on "standby". If drop off goes well and there are no issues, then pick up time occurs as usual. If drop off is difficult, then pick up time occurs early.We initially explain to the parents that if their child cannot be consoled, we will call them to pick up the child (this has not happened in our 5 years of operation). When separation anxiety does occur, we give the child who is having a tough time extra affection and reassurance. That has always been the answer.