The Aronoff Preschool at the Merage JCC recognizes the potential in each child, and we value the vital contributions that families make to the school community.
We believe that children are competent and capable learners, researchers and problem-solvers.
Our emergent curriculum embraces the Reggio Emilia approach and supports children`s spirit of inquiry by offering opportunities for large and small group exploration.
Our teachers create a forum for children to share their theories, knowledge, and questions, leading to discovery, growth and contextual learning.
Parents are invited to be part of this process, ensuring that the child`s home and classroom integrate seamlessly.
We believe that it takes a strong partnership between parents, faculty and eager young students to create a learning community, a school where the best early childhood theories are put into practice.
When children, teachers and families share in this type of learning journey, it is easy to become involved in the excitement of a child who is beginning to understand the world and his or her place in it.
Our curriculum will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning, and our teaching faculty will help prepare your child for the best kindergartens in Orange County.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Students
295 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Sheila Dalva-Hornback

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Music class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Swim Lessons

School Notes

  • We offer a variety of programs for children 0-5:Infant/Toddler Center (ITC) for children six weeks through 2 years12-Month Program
  • Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.Three- or Five-Day Options 
  • Preschool Programs for ages 18 months 6 yearsHalf-Day 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
  • Plus-Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for children ages 4.5 to 6 years  
  • Plus-Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Enrichment classes ages 3-6
  • Our enrichment programs are designed for your child to have optional activities, whether during their school day or an optional add-on. We have a variety of classes to choose from, such as Little Rembrandts, Harvest Cooking, Color Explosion Science, Tumble and Move, Superhero Sports and more. Preschool Enrichment

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