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PaRDeS Preschool

Welcome to Pardes Preschool!

Now enrolling for Fall 2017


Pardes Preschool is a play-based early childhood education program dedicated to nurturing each child’s individual development within the framework of Jewish values and traditions.

We maintain excellent child/teacher ratios that exceed the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) accreditation requirements of 1:6. We use emergent curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia and Creative Curriculum, guided by the interests, development, and potential of each enrolled child. Our small class size (a maximum of 10-11 students with 2 teachers) enables a very individualized learning experience.

Each learning day includes indoor and outdoor play as well as teacher-facilitated large and small group learning sessions to develop each aspect of the enrolled children. The entire learning day is focused toward the development of the whole child including social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Classroom routines encourage autonomy while planned and unplanned activities encourage cognitive and language skills.

We use a basis of Jewish values and traditions to encourage a sense a community and the ethical development of each child. Hebrew language instruction is offered weekly.

Pardes is a Hebrew word meaning "orchard". It is also an acronym that refers to four levels of learning, ranging from the literal to the esoteric. Our hope is that our preschoolers will blossom as they undertake these processes of growth and discovery in our program.


Peshat – surface or literal meaning

Remez – deep meaning beyond literal

Derash – comparative meaning

Sod – esoteric meaning



Mixed-Age classroom: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9-12, with optional lunch from 12-1 each day.

1,2, and 3 day per week enrollment options available.

Children age 2.5 and up, must be potty-trained or almost there.

First day of class: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017


Please contact or 256-812-1548 to register or for more information.



Wed, October 18 2017 28 Tishrei 5778