Family Center (Preschool)



Rodef Shalom Preschool offers classes for children 18 months through 5 years from September to early June. Here, children's play is their work. Young children's learning is a process where activities stimulate all areas of development simultaneously. Learning by doing- recognizing a beginning, middle and end to activities, discovering the connections between action and effect, symbol and substance – is fundamental to our philosophy.

"The classrooms are bright and cheerful and really celebrate the children. Over the last few years, my kids have always been well cared for by every single teacher they have encountered....more than I ever imagined." 
— A Preschool Parent

Our teachers, led by one of the city’s most respected child development specialists, work closely with families to appreciate and support each child’s unique approach to learning. Staff provides a nurturing environment that encourages peer interaction and helps children to feel safe and comfortable away from home. Everyone’s welcome. Come join our family!

The preschool takes advantage of its synagogue setting through interaction with the rabbis, and full use of our site including the library, worship spaces, and gardens. While we acknowledge and respect the diversity of our children, the Rodef Shalom preschool emphasizes the Jewish values of family, community, and caring. Music, holiday celebrations, and learning simple blessings help children gain pride in the richness of the Jewish heritage and culture.

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Mimsie Leyton    Sidney & Shirley C. Rapport Family Center Director   412-621-6566 x127

Mimsie Leyton
Sidney & Shirley C. Rapport Family Center Director
412-621-6566 x127


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