Chai Tots Preschool is a creative, Reggio-inspired Jewish environment where young children receive a warm, happy and enriching educational experience. Each child’s individual style of learning is valued and supported. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality education in a secure, and stimulating atmosphere that nurtures positive self-esteem and helps build the foundation for successful development and growth.
Director: Mushkie Matusof
Gan Ami Early Childhood Education is a school led by professional educators that encourages children to explore their natural curiosity and creativity and provides opportunities for families to create community. Our co-constructed curriculum emerges from the interests and ideas of the children in collaboration with the teachers. We strive to provide a happy and relaxed learning situation that emphasizes the process of learning and the pleasure of discovery. As part of our belief that learning takes place through play and hands-on experiences, children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play. We provide opportunities for our parents and teachers to grow and learn about child development, parenting, and Jewish life. Being a part of a diverse community, we create connections that enrich our everyday living and learning.
Director: Stacy Synold, SSynold@JCCMilwaukee.org
Karl Jewish Community Campus (Whitefish Bay):
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Site Director: Heather Spencer, HSpencer@JCCMilwaukee.org
Linda and Fred Wein Family Center (Mequon):
10813 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
Site Director: Karen Faust, KFaust@JCCMilwaukee.org
Acclaimed for its warm environment that nurtures the unique gifts of each child, Jewish Beginning’s is the premier Jewish early childhood education institution, serving a cross section of the Milwaukee Jewish community.
The school holds the prestigious accreditation from the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. Jewish Beginnings provides youngsters with development of character, love of learning and of all academic areas, providing the foundation for thoughtful, moral decision making.
Jewish Beginnings is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin and a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: B. Devorah Shmotkin
President: Steve Weinstein
Infants through age 5
Flexible hours with options from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Open year round; school year and summer camp
“This world is G-d’s garden, but for a garden to produce good fruit, one must work particularly hard. It takes more toil and more time.” ~Rabbi M. Schneersohn, the Lubavitcher Rebbe
MJP follows the vision of the Rebbe in believing that education is mainly about building character with an emphasis on moral and ethical values.
We create a rich and challenging educational landscape, which fosters expression in a variety of ways and invites all children to absorb and discover the world around them.
Our curriculum brings Judaism to life through Torah traditions, mitzvot and our connection to Israel. Integrated with the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia educational approach, which believes in a research-based thematic learning that supports academic skills, construction of knowledge and divergent thinking.
Mequon Jewish Preschool is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Director: Rivkie Spalter
President: Rachael Marks