Early childhood is a significant period in human development. Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on future participation in society.

The CJA introduces the joys of education through an innovative program that instills a life-long love of learning. Preschool is a place filled with happiness where children grow, learn, make friends and flourish. Your child will be part of a wonderful community where learning will be personal and social, musical and artistic, spiritual and addresses intellectual curiosity. The curriculum allows children to progress year by year, building a foundation that prepares them for the more structured learning in Elementary School.

Ongoing communication with parents provides a unique partnership between school and home that allows a window into daily learning and maximizes every child’s opportunity for success. We believe in a partnership with parents, families and community based on mutual respect and understanding.

Students, from all backgrounds are inspired to learn about heritage, and culture in order to strengthen their individual spirituality and Jewish identity. This includes:

  • Love of learning and intellectual curiosity
  • Judaism and Israel
  • Creativity, imagination, and individuality
  • Menschlekeit (striving to be a good person), friendship, and acceptance
  • Safety and security
  • Respect of others and ourselves
  • Diversity, inclusion, and tolerance
  • Tzedakah (generosity) and Gemilut Hassadim (helping others)
  • Citizenship, leadership, Tikkun Olam (repair of the world)

The CJA believes that preschool children learn best through an interdisciplinary approach that includes:

  • Play
  • Inquiry and exploration
  • Curiosity and discovery
  • Self-regulation
  • Interaction with other children and their environment
  • Observation, modelling and repetition
  • Being part of a classroom, school, Jewish, and greater community
  • Taking risks
  • Assuming responsibility
  • Taking initiative

Take the First Step of a Memorable Journey

If you would like more information, a tour, or feel that it is time to register your child at the CJA, the very first step is right here. Click the link below to provide your information and a member of our admissions team will reach out to you.