The Preschool at Mishkon

Our educational vision is based upon emergent curriculum principles. All projects must be meaningful to them and their world.

Small, nurturing play-based preschool influenced by Jewish traditions, where children 18 months-5 years can develop to their fullest potential through child-led emergent curriculum. As a school community, we are committed to values based on an image of children as curious, competent and capable of co-constructing knowledge. Our journey begins as our staff asks questions, listens to children, colla

Operating as usual

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 06/26/2024

🌴This weekend Mishkon hosted a very special Shabbat on the Beach!🌴

Included in this service were songs and blessings which recognized our outstanding preschool graduates and celebrated their achievements. We are so proud of each of these students and can’t wait to watch them take on TK this fall! Mazal Tov 🎉

05/28/2024

🌴Join us for Shabbat on the beach the Friday, May 31!🌴

Shabbat on the Beach is the kickoff to summer. Warm your toes in the sand, and join your community in singing and celebrating the joys of a magical Shabbat experience.

Meet us on the beach at Lifeguard Station 28. Challah, grape juice, and fun will be provided, but bring your own picnic if you want to stay for services!
Learn more through the link in our bio!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 04/09/2024

This week we learned about the abstract “action” painter, Jackson Pollock, and how he dripped, splashed and “threw” paint all over his canvas.

All of the kids had a blast throwing, spraying, splattering and getting messy. They had such a fun time getting to experiment with all different tools and seeing the colors hit the canvas. 

We used spray bottles filled with liquid watercolor paint, some squeeze bottles filled with watercolor paint, some squeeze bottles filled with liquid watercolors, rollers, paint brushes, eye droppers, forks, and bowls of paint that they can dip their tools in to splatter. There was only 1 rule in the art workshop today: don’t spray your friends!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 03/20/2024

🌱Thank you for donating beautiful tomato plants to our preschool! 🌱

The preschoolers gathered shovels from the sandbox and watering cans from around the play yard to help give their plants a new home. They are excited to watch each plants progress!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 02/17/2024

Our preschoolers enjoyed today’s lovely weather, celebrating Shabbat outdoors with Mishkon member Jeffrey Prince. He led them through lots of fun songs and dances. The preschoolers also made and ate challah and loved being together, Shabbat Shalom!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 01/25/2024

🌳Happy Tu B’Shvat!🌳
Our preschoolers celebrated the New Year of the Trees by planting parsley seeds, singing songs and snacking on the three delicious types of Tu B’Shvat fruits!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 12/06/2023

🕎The Mishkon preschoolers are getting excited for Hanukkah! Make sure you've marked your calendar and reserved your spots for the Hanukkah events happening this week! 🕎

Learn more about Hanukkah at Mishkon via the link in our bio.

11/29/2023

🎪 You're invited to Mishkons Preschool Fun-Raiser! 🎪

This weekend Sunday, December 3, the Parent Network at Mishkon is hosting a family-friendly fundraiser event full of carnival games, crafts, and music for the kids with drinks and auction prizes for the adults. Join us in person from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or send a donation to help us reach our goal of $5,000!

Follow the link in our bio to purchase tickets and/or donate!

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 10/31/2023

Last week was spirit week! Our teachers had so much fun seeing all the different interpretations as our preschool families and kids explored each theme. Check out our preschoolers great style for sports day, PJ day, and crazy hair day!

10/25/2023

As a public act of solidarity, the Jewish Federations of North America launched a global campaign, symbolizing support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel.
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Mishkon has ordered 200 ribbons which can be obtained at services. Visit the Federation's website to learn more and to find their toolkit to download social media templates, postcards, email banners, zoom backgrounds, and much more.

01/19/2023

Painting with your feet is so much more than a fun activity the family can do together. Did you know using your feet as your painting tool: 🎨🖌️

🧠 Increases brain function
🫧 Provides a sensory experience
🏃🏾‍♀️ Encourages movement
💡 Boosts creativity

We suggest using a dollar store table cloth on your floor for an extra layer of protection between your artwork and your flooring. Happy painting!

01/03/2023

Mishkon is proud to offer yoga as a part of our curriculum. Our young scholars love to participate in a practice that helps improve balance and flexibility while simultaneously regulating their sleep cycle. Yoga has been linked to improvement in overall mood and reduced meltdowns in toddlers. To that we say namaste 🙏 . Want to meet us on the mat? Link in bio to look further into enrollment.

12/27/2022

Want your toddler to be a more engaged at mealtime? One way to encourage a better relationship with food is to talk about what you are eating. You can describe the food by going over color, texture, smell, and size or you can read a book that includes the food. We love The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle which covers so many categories of food. 🍎

Photos from The Preschool at Mishkon's post 12/21/2022

We love bringing family and friends together under one roof. This years Hanukkah 🕎 celebration was one for the books! Thank you for those helped make this possible, like our amazing chefs! Have a happy and safe holiday season!

12/16/2022

With so much going on this holiday season, we thought everyone could use a reminder for our holiday break coming up this month! May your holidays be relaxing, peaceful, and safe! See you in 2023!

11/30/2022

Feeling puzzled over what gifts to get your toddler this holiday season? Decision fatigue sets in as we comb the internet for that perfect gift. As preschool teachers, we can vouch that classic toys stand the test of time. Generally speaking, the classics are more durable, educational, and affordable. We suggest wooden toys like a puzzle, or known classics like the Fisher Price piggy bank or stuffed animal. Know a great go to? Drop your idea in the comments below.
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11/25/2022

3 Shaving Cream Activities for $3 and under

🚘 Car Wash station: Wash your matchbox cars using shaving cream as the soap. Apply shaving cream using a paint brush, and clean in a small bowl of water.

🍦Shaving Cream Ice Cream: In a small bowl filled with shaving cream as the ice cream base, let your toddler add all the fun topping you can find around the house like glitter and beads. Parent supervision is a must for this pretend food play activity!

🎨 Shaving cream Art: Did you know you can paint with shaving cream? We add food coloring to make this craft more colorful and exciting.

10/25/2021

Could not be more proud of the program that we have built! Come and visit us to find out how you and your family can join a nurturing and caring community! email [email protected] for private tours

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Our Story

Our educational vision is based upon emergent curriculum principles. As a school community, we are committed to values based on an image of children as curious, competent and capable of co-constructing knowledge. Our journey begins as our staff asks questions, listens to children, collaborates with them and documents their work. As children discover and explore, they may work on investigations that may last a few days to a few months. All projects must be meaningful to them and their world. By creating a classroom environment that allows for open-ended learning and discovery, we give children a chance to express themselves and understand their world. We also believe that learning is a cooperative venture that includes other children, their teachers, their families and our larger community. Literacy, math, social studies, science, music and arts are all emphasized through a framework of hands-on experiences.

The Preschool at Mishkon serves children from 18 months to five years of age. We provide a warm, nurturing environment influenced by Jewish traditions, where children can develop to their fullest potential. We treat children as unique individuals and support, guide and stimulate their social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, creative and physical growth.

Our children internalize Jewish values and traditions through Shabbat observances and the celebration of all Jewish holidays, including:
• Jewish songs, Israeli dances
• Hebrew vocabulary
• Stories
• Jewish moral development
We maintain a low child-teacher ratio (7:1 in preschool, 3:1 for toddlers). Our ratios enable teachers to facilitate children’s exploration of art, dramatic play, literature, music, science, math, and cooking by helping them to engage in developmentally appropriate activities. Responding to the developmental needs of each child, we support younger children as they develop independent toilet learning skills.

We provide materials that vary in complexity and diversity, providing challenging opportunities for all children to develop skills and understanding. Children require years of play with real objects and events before they develop the ability to understand the meaning of symbols, such as letters and numbers. This learning takes place through interaction with others; children learn with all senses and through experimentation. As children’s understanding of concepts and language skills gradually develop over their first few years, they acquire an understanding of more abstract and symbolic information. We provide a variety of enriching books and literacy-related materials, such as finger puppets, flannel board stories, and tools for early writing. Further avenues for creative symbolic expression are opened through a variety of paper, water-based paints, markers and other materials. The learning experience is rounded out with outdoor play on large muscle equipment, field trips, undertaking classroom responsibilities and problem-solving opportunities with both children and adults. Our environment includes learning materials and interest centers which serve as the core of our curriculum. Additionally, we offer enrichment experiences in music and yoga once a week

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This morning, Mishkon member Shifa Raz, began introductory Hebrew lessons in our preschool! In their first lesson, the p...
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201 Hampton Drive
Los Angeles, CA
90291
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