Early Childhood

Kol Shofar early childhood education Tiburon San Rafael Osher Marin JCCJCC Preschool Tiburon at Kol Shofar

 Offering programs for children 2-5 years of age:

  • Nevatim: 2 – 3 year olds
  • Shorashim: 3 – 4 year olds
  • Ilanot: 4 – 5 year olds
  • Etzim: 5 year olds

This vibrant program of the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center (JCC) is founded on the tradition of excellence in Jewish early childhood education and enriched by the spiritual environment of Congregation Kol Shofar. The curriculum is built on the image of the child as a competent and capable individual with the potential to construct his or her knowledge about the world, and is inspired by the well-known Reggio Emilia educational practice. Jewish culture is organically integrated into all experiences through the exploration of values, traditions, and customs. Children experience learning through music, language, literature expressive arts, cooking, dance, and play. The JCC Preschool Tiburon creates opportunities for parents and teachers to learn about child development, parenting, and Jewish life as part of a diverse and connected community. Click here to learn more & register

Side by Side (Yad B’Yad)

Children 18 months to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver

A unique program provided by the JCC to introduce a preschool environment to young ones with the parent or caregiver at their side. Music, language, movement, dramatic play and other activities celebrating Jewish holidays and traditions. Shabbat celebrations on Friday morning. Click here to learn more & register

Sing-Dance-Play Music Together, in partnership with Congregation Kol Shofar

For infants to 5 years old

Nurture the musical growth of your child regardless of your own musical ability. Songs, chants, movement and instrument play along makes this award-winning class fun for kids and parents. Held at Kol Shofar and other locations. For pricing and schedule contact (415) 419-7454 or singdanceplaymusictogether@gmail.com or visit www.sing-dance-play.com.

Shalom Explorers

Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Kol Shofar is proud to be a partner in a new home-based Jewish learning program for Marin children. Highly experiential, Shalom Explorers groups are parent-led and supported by a curriculum mentored by local Jewish educators. The program welcomes Jewish and interfaith families regardless of background or membership to any organization
For more information email explorers@ jewishlearningworks.org.