Early Childhood Education

Kol Tikvah

Early Childhood Center & Preschool

Progressive               Play Based                      Reggio Emilia Inspired

Kol Tikvah Preschool at a Glance:

Our goal is to prepare children with essential life skills to be successful in school and in life.

Kol Tikvah Early Childhood Center offers a warm and welcoming community to children 18 months through 5 years old.

We embrace a child’s natural way of learning, and provide an environment that nurtures intellectual, emotional, and social development.

The children’s Jewish experiences are based upon the joys of celebration and community.

Our goal is to promote self-esteem and problem-solving abilities, which help children gain the confidence to face new experiences.  We believe that children are competent learners, capable of engaging with ideas and the world around them.

Education should focus on each child in relation to a community of others, rather than each child in isolation.

About our program:

We emphasize developmentally appropriate opportunities for the whole child, including building friendships, respect for others, conflict resolution, and developing for one’s needs and ideas.  We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching and learning; children collaborate with teachers to create daily and long term projects, and expand their academic and social potentials.  We use the Indoor and Outdoor Classroom Environment as essential learning tools for many process-based and emergent learning opportunities.

School is open from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm with a flexible schedule.  Please contact the ECC office for tuition rates and to schedule a tour.

Toddler Play Groups

A wonderful introduction to preschool, with parent/caregiver participation for children 6-18 months. This program is designed to enhance early learning, socialization skills, and independence.

We would love to meet you!

To schedule a tour contact: Ana Yaghoobia, Director, Early Childhood Center & Preschool,

(818) 992-1960    Email: eccdirector@koltikvah.org

Our Environment

“Space has to be a sort of aquarium that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes, and culture of the people who live within it.” – Loris Malaguzzi

Additional Activities and Hours

We offer additional enrichment activities as well as early morning care and afternoon care for children.

Family and Community Events

Families are always included in our Community Events!

The 7 Essential Life Skills

Our program focuses on teaching children to practice the 7 essential life skills, as in Mind in the Making  By Ellen Galinsky.

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