An eight-to-one vote by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board -- along with a unanimous vote by the Conservancy Advisory Board -- last night soundly defeated Chabad of Pacific Palisades' appeal to temporarily extend the lease for its preschool site at Temescal Gateway Park from September 2008 through January 2009
Teachers and administrators from Jewish preschools in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Israel traveled to Italy to learn about the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education
Once upon a time, children didn't step into a classroom until kindergarten. There, 5-year-olds got their first real introduction to ABCs and 123s, colors and shapes and how to share and take turns.
"I want to create a place of wonder," said Lindy Lane-Epstein, who spent the summer attempting to animate her vision for a scaled-down preschool and kindergarten for members of Santa Ana's Temple Beth Sholom.
Sylvia Rouss, who teaches at Stephen S. Wise Temple, is the author of the popular "Sammy Spider" series, which are widely used in Jewish schools around the country.
Having staved off the imminent demise of the area's only Jewish preschool, Simi Valley's Congregation B'nai Emet (CBE) is poised to do far more -- trade land donated to CBE to meet the needs and ensure the future of the area's entire Jewish community.
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The promise - and problems - are writ small at WJCC's popular pre-school. While the preschool's administration has undergone some instability, parents can not fault the Gibraltar-solid record of the teaching staff. Indeed, Michelle Labgold, the preschool's director, stands behind the nursery's long-standing scholastic reputation.
It seems that Dawn Farber thought of everything when she designed and stocked this new, two-story playhouse for Temple Isaiah's preschool.
The first thing that struck me as President Clinton unveiled his $21.7 billion child-care proposal last week was that it was hardly noticed in our community at all. With the possible exception of increased child-care tax exemptions, the nation's first preschool package won't touch the Jewish community to any extent.
Let the Christian Coalition insist that women still belong solely at home. Our own community resolved the problem early, and did it well.