3-Year-old Program 

Our new 3-year-old program at Community Day School encourages creativity, exploration, and self-discovery in a nurturing and caring environment filled with the joy of Jewish learning and living. 

 Your child's home away from home


In the 3-year-old program at Community Day School, your child will be welcomed as a unique individual and will be deeply known and loved by our caring and professional staff.



What can you expect from a CDS 3-year-old experience?


  • Reggio Emilia philosophy:  Our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which embraces each child as an active participant in their own experiences. The children are given the freedom to explore their world and their social connections in ways that make sense to them. Our teachers work with our youngest learners to find ways to bring their curiosities to life through sensory experiences and play. These fun connections to learning provide a strong foundation upon which our children can build as they continue to grow at CDS.

  • Jewish learning: Our goal is to seamlessly infuse Hebrew language and Jewish learning throughout the day. We learn about mitzvot as we care for our classroom, count in Hebrew as we line up, participate in school-wide holiday celebrations, and discover Judaism as we explore our interests.  

  • School community: A unique advantage of our 3-year-old program is the connection developed with older children, who become friends, mentors, and role models throughout their years at Community Day School.

  • Parent-school-community partnership: We welcome parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, and caring community members to spend time in our classroom—reading a story, sharing a passion, or just helping out.

Fast facts

  • Kosher hot lunch and morning/afternoon snacks are provided daily.

  • Community Day School typically receives funding from the Pittsburgh Jewish Educational Improvement Foundation for Early Childhood students who meet the financial requirements of the program. Our tuition assistance chairperson will be happy to discuss your family’s eligibility for assistance.

  • The 3-year-old program follows the CDS school calendar.

  • We understand the varying scheduling needs of children and families. Our flexible options include, but aren't limited to:

    Full Day Hours


    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday

    Core Hours


    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

    Half Day Hours


    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday


    Extended hours are available for an additional fee.

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Learn more:

For details about the 3-year-old program:

Sarah Glascom Morris, Co-Director of Early Childhood Education 


412-521-1110, Ext. 2192 


For details about the admission process:

Sarah DeWitt, Admission Director


412-521-1100, Ext. 2114


Our experience with the Pre-K class has been phenomenal. The integration of education, imagination, and Jewish learning was inspiring. We truly felt like we created a family of families. When your child checks the calendar at the beginning of a school break and sadly exclaims that there are "eight whole days till I get to go back to school" you know you've got them in the right place.

- Jennifer Goldston, Parent

Upcoming Events

CDS Dancing Classrooms Spectacular
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Little Medical SchoolRecurring Event
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Odyssey of the Mind MSRecurring Event
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess to Compete and WinRecurring Event
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Evening Conferences (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
All Day Event

The Commandments That Frame Our LivesRecurring Event
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

NO SCHOOL - Conference Day
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
All Day Event

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