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About the Preschool


Our preschool reflects our core value that is “each child is our curriculum”. A where children feel that who they are matters and what they think, feel and say matters. We offer an integrated Jewish and secular curriculum that connects the child, the family, the school and Congregation Beth Sholom’s community.  

Parent education workshops, ongoing teacher education, and individual counseling with families are integral parts of our program. The strength of our preschool comes from the sense of community that is built through family participation.  

Ages 2 - 5 

Flexible days schedule. Basic day schedule: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., PreK: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  

Early drop-off: 8-9 a.m., Extended Day: 12-1:30 p.m., 12-3:30 p.m., 12-5:30 p.m., PreK: 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 1:30-5:30 p.m.

11-month school year (September-July), and a summer program in August. 

Excellent teacher to child ratios.

Experienced, nurturing, and credentialed staff.

Weekly music, art, and yoga classes with specialists.

Clergy participation in Shabbat services and other Jewish holiday celebrations.

Parent & ME classes for parents and infants, and parents and toddlers.

Parent education workshops and programs.

Child development specialist available for individual consultation.

Resource library.

Access to resources and programming of Congregation Beth Sholom.

For additional information about our Preschool, or to arrange a tour, please contact:  

Shanah Kushner
Early Childhood Education Assistant

415.221.8736 ext 140 or email Shanah Kushner.
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Congregation Beth Sholom's Family Preschool is a caring community deeply committed to enriching Jewish family life by providing high quality, experiential secular and Judaic education for children and their families.

Meet Our Preschool Director 

Fern Eisenberg, Director of Early Childhood Education

Fern has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 40 years. She received her B.A. in Primary Education from the University of Illinois. She also has a California Credential as a Parenting and Family Life Specialist.

Fern began her career as a director of one of the first Head Start programs in Chicago in 1965. She has taught many different elementary school grades. She was a mentor teacher and workshop facilitator in the Adult Education Parenting Department of Los Angeles Unified School District. She has taught parenting classes for 30 years both with L.A.U.S.D. and at private preschools. She is a founding member and past chair of the Association of Child Development Specialists.

Before moving to San Francisco and becoming the Director of 
of Early Childhood Education, Fern was previously the Director of Early Childhood Centers in Los Angeles.