Chai Tots Preschool

Our hope at Chai Tots is to encourage individuality, creativity, exploration, and a love for learning, as experienced through the five senses.

Our goal is to:

  • Encourage each child to make personal choices, with respect towards themselves,  others, and their surroundings.  This helps develop a child’s self esteem, self-efficacy, and belief in him/herself.
  • Nourish your child’s heart and mind, as we develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skill sets. This will help your child grow into a well-rounded person capable of solving problems and adapting to new situations.
  • Educate your child in a supportive and warm environment that celebrates Jewish identity and tradition.


Chai Tots strives to create a stimulating and enriched educational environment for each child. Our school is devoted to helping children learn great socialization skills, building self-confidence, and teaching children the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents. 

Our goal is to provide each child with the early foundation and framework to prepare them for an easy transition to elementary school. Our hope is to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to their Jewish heritage and commit themselves to a lifetime passion for learning!

The Chai Tots Philosophy

The programs at Chai Tots stem from a common theme: A desire to do right by each child.  

Here, children are treasured for their uniqueness and individuality, and are encouraged to express themselves and their truths. “Doing right by each child” means helping each child grow into their best selves, as themselves. 

Our philosophy is one that focuses on nurturing growth, relationships, and understanding; all with our final goal of establishing a lifetime love of learning. This combined with a fascination for holidays, life cycle events, and a passion for approaching the world with our Jewish values guiding the way is what we’re all about. 

Our basic philosophy behind our curriculum is that children learn best by doing and experiencing. Therefore, the program activities are designed to help children learn more about the world, their heritage, and their values through hands-on activities and active involvement.

While Chai Tots operates classrooms which are individualized in their goals & objectives, each classroom forms its specific aims within the context of these principles.

 We believe...

  • The home environment is a key factor in a child’s development. We will always support and complement the family in order to promote healthy development of children and parents.
  • Children learn by example. Our love, trust, and respect for each child makes that child capable of loving, trusting, and respecting others.
  • Every child should be encouraged to have a positive self-image by working on creating inner confidence through affirmations and personal successes. 
  • Children thrive in a nurturing, safe, and happy environment, which in turn promotes their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
  • Play is the real work of children and through it children explore the world around them by using their five natural senses.
  • Children deserve to have teachers whose values enable them to be excellent role models.


At Chai Tots, we see each child as a unique and precious gift you entrust into our care. This concept is what governs our school’s educational approach. Emphasis is placed on the individual child and on encouraging each child’s innate inquisitiveness and thirst for knowledge. Small classes and high student-teacher ratios ensure each child receives individual and caring attention.