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Early Childhood Center

18 months - 5 years

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A holistic approach to early childhood education

The foundation for your child’s academic and personal journey begins at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). Rooted in Jewish values and honoring the strength of community, your child will learn how to view their world with continued joy as they grow into who they were meant to be, guided by the values they learn.

The ECC offers part-time and full-time care options. Preschool hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with options available for early start (7:30 a.m.) and after-school care (until 5:30 p.m.). On Fridays, the ECC closes at 5:00 p.m. in observance of Shabbat.

Challenge Minds

We pride ourselves on a balanced approach to early childhood education. At the core of this philosophy, we believe that each child is unique and deserves individual care. With small class sizes, we guide all children along their own learning paths and ensure that they develop the building blocks of learning and Jewish values.

Inspire Purpose

Learning occurs in our state-of-the-art facilities and creative spaces that stimulate thinking, foster relationships, and promote a child’s sense of identity as an individual and as part of the larger community. This strong foundation helps children successfully transition to kindergarten and beyond.

Explore Possibilities

Our supportive and nurturing staff integrate academic, cultural, social, and emotional development into and outside of the classroom, providing the foundation and personalized attention to help each child thrive, learn, and grow.

Come join us!

Choosing the right school for your child is among the most important decisions you will make. Our team is available to answer any questions you have about the SDJA experience. We look forward to meeting you and your family in person soon.

What students & parents are saying

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Our experience here at SDJA has been like a home away from home. Everyone has been warm and welcoming, and we are so happy to be part of this school!

SDJA Parent