Aronoff Preschool

  • 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

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Students295 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions Director Sheila Dalva-Hornback

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsClimbing, Dance, Gymnastics, SwimmingClimbingDance,
GymnasticsSwimming,

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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