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Yaldaynu Preschool

251 West 100th Street
New York, NY 10025

(212) 866-4993


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

aldaynu aims to provide a warm, nurturing environment for children, which encourages intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.

Parents are very involved in this process at Yaldaynu, a child and family centered neighborhood school, where friendships between families continue long after children have moved on. The Hebrew word Yaldaynu ("our children") reflects the school's philosophy: to cultivate a Jewish identity and Jewish values in a relaxed, developmentally appropriate way. Children are introduced to Shabbat, the Jewish holidays, and Israel through art, music, stories, and cooking. They also gain a sense of community and Jewish heritage when the school brings families together to celebrate the holidays.


Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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