The Mission of Tuvia Preschool is to enhance the learning and development of young children in a safe and caring Jewish environment. This is achieved through a curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
Philosophy & Curriculum
Tuvia School is a nurturing, responsive learning community where childhood is recognized and celebrated as a unique period of life that impacts all future development. Essential elements in this process include contributions of individuals, famlies, education professionals, synagogue leadership, and the wider community.
Our program recognizes that children learn and develop best as they interact within a safe environment where they feel competent and affirmed, and within an environment that they have helped to create.
Tuvia promotes learning through relationships that help children feel secure, and develop self-respect, respect for others, cooperation and responsibility for the community. The curriculum, infused with Jewish values and the teachings of our heritage, is based upon the best practices in the early childhood profession. The program goals include:
- Development of skills and attitudes that lead to success in school
- Creation of a sense of community
- Affirmation of the individual child and family
- Development of a Jewish identity
- Understanding of an individual's responsibility and place in the larger community
Tuvia is an integral part of the larger Temple Menorah community that encourages life-long learning for children, families, congregants, educational professionals and the community at large.
Tuvia does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion in its admission policies, educational process, or in any other school programs.
Tuvia is open to children ages 2 through 5. Please contact us for information on our mommy & me.
Hours & Programs
Preschool and Kids Club Jr are offered Monday - Friday.
PreschoolMorning Buddies7:30AM - 9:00AMHalf-Day Preschool9:00AM - 1:00PMFull-day Preschool9:00AM - 3:00PM
Extended HoursSession 13:00PM - 4:30PMSession 24:30PM - 6:00PM
In keeping with Jewish tradition, high value is placed on learning. A healthy emotional foundation, created through developmentally appropriate play and discovery, enhances the intellectual growth of children. At Tuvia, our students become successful members of a learning community of friends. Our teachers use hands-on lessons and learning centers to develop the cognitive, language, physiomotor, social, emotional, and creative skills of each child. Through the use of emergent curriculum and holiday-based units, students are engaged in learning about the following subjects:
SubjectsScienceMathPre-writingPre-readingFull-day PreschoolArtHealthSafetyLanguageSocial livingPerceptual & organizational skillsPhysical Education
Throughout the school year the learning at Tuvia is enriched with special programming that comes in the form of classes (Israeli Dancing, Gym, Hands on Art), field trips to Wilderness Park, and events (Drum circles, Community Helper days, Restaurant Nights, School Picnics). We are grateful to the Tuvia Parent Committee for helping to make many of these events possible.
Helping Our Families
Tuvia School of Temple Menorah is grateful to the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for the generous Jewish Education Emergency Grant provided to assist several of our Tuvia families during this difficult economic time.