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Hebrew Academy Preschool

14401 Willow Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 898-0051


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

We are an academic, developmentaly appropriate program.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Hebrew Academy’s philosophy strives to educate the total child by creating an environment, which encourages the child’s intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and ethical growth. We aim to instill a sense of self worth and a lifelong commitment to learning and Judaism.

Our philosophy includes an academic, developmentally appropriate curriculum in an extended family atmosphere, stressing a comprehensive Jewish program. We believe in developing competent, enthusiastic, resourceful citizens able to succeed as loyal Americans and proud Jews in an increasingly complex and technologically demanding culture.

A Typical Day

8:00-9:15 Choice Time
9:15-9:30 Morning Circle
9:30-9:45 Snack/Bathroom
9:45-10:45 Outside play
10:45-11:15 Art Activities/Judaic
11:30-12:30 Lunch/Bthrm/stories
12:30 - Half day dismissal
12:45-1:00 Quiet Time/Cots Down
1:00-1:30 Rest
1:30-2:30 Afternoon Activities
2:30-3:15 Snack/Outside time
3:15-3:30 Closing Circle

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation