Westside Jewish Community Center Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten offer an outstanding program for children ages two through five.  Our programs integrate a developmental curriculum within a rich Judaic environment. 


Our program provides development in four important areas; separation and the achievement of autonomy, language acquisition, communication skills and socialization.  Activity centers provide for exploration and discovery in a non-competitive, nurturing environment.  Daily activities include indoor/outdoor, quiet/active, teacher-directed/child directed and planned/emergent experiences.  Classrooms are filled with hands-on-materials encouraging exploration and creativity. Our children are well prepared for Kindergarten and attend a variety of private and public schools, including magnets & charters.


Open House Tours 

Tuesdays, March 21 & May 9, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

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 or 323.556.5251 to RSVP.


The different facets of our school include:


  • Outstanding and highly experienced staff
  • Staff that are CPR and First Aid Trained
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Two tree-lined playgrounds
  • Music and movement specialists weekly
  • Jewish culture and holiday celebrations
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Family education
  • Respect for cultural diversity
  • Afternoon enrichment programs
  • Flexible hours: half, three-quarter, or full day
  • Winter, spring and summer break programs available
  • Transition class for toddlers
  • Transitional kindergarten (9am-3pm)
  • Quality program since 1954
  • Selected in the Whitney Guide as one of LA’s top private preschools
  • Warm nurturing environment


To schedule a tour contact
Deborah Kaplan, ECE Director