Our Philosophy


Westside JCC builds strong bodies, minds and spirits beginning at a very young age.  Our primary goals are to develop each child’s self-esteem, promote positive feelings towards learning, and to encourage  social interaction within a Jewish preschool setting.


Each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing for growth and development.  The love of learning is best accomplished through active exploration, experiences and interaction.  Our many learning centers provide endless possibilities for creativity and discovery.


Westside JCC is open to the entire community, regardless of religious  background.  Jewish values are joyfully transmitted through practicing tzedakah (giving to those in need), Jewish traditions and customs, learning about Israel, taking care of our environment, and respecting all people while valuing the differences among them.


Our program has a highly experienced director and warm teachers who are specialists in early childhood education, with years of proven skills and talents appropriate to the needs of your young child and the entire family.



Open House Tours - TBA


Please join us for a tour where you will meet with the director and current preschool parents, visit the classrooms/outdoor play areas and see the children experiencing a typical day. Contact: Deborah Kaplan at dkaplan@westsidejcc.org or 323.556.5251 to RSVP.




To schedule a tour contact 
Deborah Kaplan, ECE Director