Community Day school Pre-K

Our Pre-K at Community Day School is a vibrant, nurturing community where children laugh, learn, discover, and play each day.

Why Pre-K at Community Day School?

In Pre-K 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 Pre-K experience?

 

  • Reggio Emilia philosophy:  Our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which embraces each child as an active participant in their education. Children are empowered to pursue their passions and satisfy their curiosity in ways that are age and interest appropriate as their families and teachers work alongside them. The children in our classroom are excited about learning because it unfolds naturally as they explore the world around them through hands-on activities and play. 

  • 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 a Pre-K through 8th Grade Jewish day school is the connection developed with older children who become friends, mentors, and role models. One of the distinctive opportunities provided to our  students is assignment into “Shvatim” (the Twelve Tribes of Israel). Every member of the school community is part of a multi-age tribe that stays together throughout their time at CDS.

  • 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 Pre-K 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 Pre-K 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

    $11,250

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

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

    Core Hours

    $9,655

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

     

    Extended hours are available for an additional fee.

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Learn more:

For details about Pre-K:

Lindsey Shope, Co-Director of Early Childhood Education 

lshope@comday.org

412-521-1110, Ext. 2192 

 

For details about the admission process:

Sarah DeWitt, Admission Director

sdewitt@comday.org

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

WonderologyRecurring Event
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
3:45 AM - 4:30 AM

Odyssey of the Mind ISRecurring Event
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess Makeup Session
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Assemble: Movement, Motion, and Making!Recurring Event
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess to Compete and WinRecurring Event
Wed, 20 Dec 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Thu, 21 Dec 2017
All Day Event

NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
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NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Sat, 23 Dec 2017
All Day Event

NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Sun, 24 Dec 2017
All Day Event

NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Mon, 25 Dec 2017
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Community Day does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletics, activities or other school administered programs. This policy of nondiscrimination does not affect the school’s mission of providing a Jewish religious education to its students and its policy of accepting only Jewish students.