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Temple Adat Shalom Preschool

3030 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

(310) 475-4985


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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
  • Writing center, puppets and felt story telling kits available to the children.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Math games, blocks, calender
Time & space more

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

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • science center with magnets, magnifying glasses, prisms, assorted rocks and shells
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music with a specialist twice a week.
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • outdoor easels, assorted art supplies at the writing center.
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
  • 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 The development of social awareness in an integral part of each of our programs. We strive to help children develope the concept of good citizenship through strong Jewish values and a strong Jewish identity.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our classrooms offer a variety of learning experiences to accommodate all levels of learning stages.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We offer Preschool, Kindergarten, and Parent & Me programs. Each program offers a nurturing environment which encourages children to feel safe and the opportunity to explore new challenges. Learning to become independent, making appropriate choices and accepting reasonable limits - all are components in building a positive self image. Our teachers are warm and experienced. We also have Judaic enrichment programs and hours for working parents.

A Typical Day

Children arrive at 9:00am. There is a period of free play as well as a structured activity offered.The activity usually relates to the theme that week, and may include academmic concepts. Most classes have a group time between 9:30-10:00. Children will engage in learning games, songs and be introduced to new concepts at this time. Calander and weather is practiced daily. Snack time occurs after group time. The children then, have unstructured outdoor play. We have a climbing structure, slide, sand box, bicycles and a variety of toys on the yard. In addition, easels and art supplies are available.

Lunch time is at 12:00 pm. Children bring their own lunches Mon-Thurs. On Fridays, we offer pizza as part of our full Shabbat programming.

Children who stay for a full day program will have the opportunity to 'unwind' after lunch.

Children are given the opportunity to rest or engage in quiet activities for an hour.(1:00-2:00pm)

From 2:00-300pm, we offer Hebrew classes, where children will learn the Aleph Bet and their Hebrew names. Structured and free play time occurs until 5:30pm.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open House at the start of the school year; Parent/Teacher conferencing; Teachers daily communication with parents; Director open door policy


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are allowed to stay, however are incouraged to allow their children to complete the separation process. Parents often step out of the room at increasing intervals, to allow their children time to adjust.