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"The-J" Preschool @ The Barbara Friedell Early Childhood Education Center

23023 Hilse Lane
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

(661) 877-7121


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

“The-J” Preschool @ the Barbara Friedell Early Childhood Center is a non-profit center for children and their families devoted to a safe, healthy, inclusive and nurturing environment. There is an emphasis on social, emotional and spiritual growth through meaningful play-based learning opportunities. While we preserve the integrity of our own Jewish identity, we respect the diverse religious, cultural and family structures of all people.

At “The-J”Preschool, our concern is for the whole child. Our teachers facilitate learning through selected, child-centered activities that are appropriate for each child’s age and developmental level. We foster a positive sense of each child’s self-worth and a belief in their ability to be independent individuals.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on