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About the Preschool


Our preschool reflects our core value that is “each child is our curriculum." Who they are matters. What they say matters. What they think and feel matters. We offer an emotion-based developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Ages 2 - 5

  • Flexible days schedule.  Basic Day 9 a.m. -12 noon. 
  • Early drop-off  8 a.m. -9 a.m., Extended  Day 12 noon-1:30 p.m., 12 noon- 3:30 p.m., 12 noon-5:30 p.m.
  • 11-month school year (September-July), and a summer program in August.
  • Excellent teacher to child ratios.
  • Experienced, nurturing, credentialed staff.
  • Additional music, yoga, dance, storytime, and science program.
  • Clergy participation in Shabbat service 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 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, Congregation Beth Sholom's Preschool

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 Congregation Beth Sholom's Preschool, Fern was previously Director of Early Childhood Centers in Los Angeles.