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Beth El Nursery School

1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

(510) 848-3988


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of Beth El Nursery School is to foster the growth of a well-rounded child.

We provide an environment where children, through the medium of play, in art, music, drama, movement and conversation, and with rich experiences and materials for exploration, can develop as independent, responsible, thinking, loving human beings.

Our unique contribution is to create an atmosphere in which children can experience themselves as Jews and discover the richness and joy of a Jewish heritage.

(Extracted from the Beth El Website)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school