About us

The objectives of a good preschool program is to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively, and socially as well as physically.

At Chai Altman Preschool we strive to do this in a most professional and caring manner. Additionally, we endeavor to impart a love and desire for learning, as well as nurture a faith and trust in G‑d. We hope to instill a love and acceptance of diversity towards our human race and an involvement in the performance of the Mitzvot (good deeds) of the Torah. Ivrit - Hebrew language and Spanish is used in both formal and informal instruction and is part of the daily routine, as well as holiday fun and games.

In early childhood, the seeds of learning, love for diversity, curiosity and caring are planted. Our program spans a period of intense personal, social and academic growth. Young children develop at different paces. Our teachers are sensitive to the wide range of abilities and developmental levels within this age group. They offer creative activities that fit into the broad developmental continuum represented by the children.

Each classroom has teachers who guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded  world of learning. The classroom is a community in which positive values are modeled and reinforced and diverse languages are introduced through songs, games, and simple conversation. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's creativity and develop a love for learning. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, language, a variety of enrichment program and hands-on exploration.

Our classrooms are all well-outfitted with state-of-the-art preschool furnishings. We have our own ergonomically designed playground and special outdoor equipment.

Our school is an affiliate of Chabad of Poway that is dedicated to spreading the wonders and rewards of Judaism throughout the globe in a nonjudgmental and inclusive manner. Our centers serve the needs of all Jews and non-Jews, no matter their level of knowledge, observance or affiliation.