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Sinai Preschool

15 West Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 867-7011


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We are a small school that is able to address the needs of the students on a case by case basis.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The central task of Sinai Preschool is to provide a high quality preschool education to our Sinai community and to the broader Chicago area. Reform Jewish values and traditions are incorporated within a broader play based curriculum focused on responding to the developmental needs of each child and family. Our program is built around the philosophy that as children learn how to make choices for themselves, they develop the capacity for independent learning. As they discover and create, guided by nurturing and encouraging adults, chilren see their impact on the world around them and develop their own vibrant identity and presence.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Anytime that a parent wants to have a meeting, it can be arranged. Parents talk to the teachers briefly, informally on a daily basis at drop off and pick up. Formal conferences are held twice a school year discussing goals and sharing observations.

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
  • 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


Handling Separation: From the Director

We take the separation process very seriously. Everything is handled case by case. Before a child begins, he/she visits. A few days before school starts, we have a visition day with half of the class. All children bring photos of their family and transitional objects, such as a special toy, as needed.