Jewish Community Preschool
For over 40 years, B'nai Simcha Jewish Community Preschool has been offering a warm and nurturing preschool experience in a Jewish environment. B'nai Simcha is the only Jewish preschool in the West San Gabriel Valley. We provide morning preschool and afternoon extended care to 80 children ages 2-6. Our students come from all over the San Gabriel Valley and from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Our goal is to present a program in which developing a strong Jewish identity is a natural and enjoyable process. Our school is often the first step for many unaffiliated families in the area wishing to participate in the Jewish community.
A Message From Our Director
Welcome to B’nai Simcha Jewish Community Preschool!
As the Director, I am thrilled to welcome you to our community and I thank you for trusting us with the care and education of your children. At B’nai Simcha we strive to create a loving and experiential environment where children can explore, manipulate, and create as they develop and reach their milestones at their own individual speed.
Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn, develop, and reach their potential is through play; our evidence-based curriculum utilizes a play-based approach to learning. We support each child’s journey and exploration with open-ended questions and scaffolding when appropriate. We validate the children’s feelings and experiences by noticing, acknowledging and modeling. It is our goal to support the children in developing resilience, empathy, emotional intelligence, problem solving skills and the knowledge that they can make a difference in our community, both local and worldwide.
Together, our staff and parents work to build our children up with the knowledge that they are valued members of the Jewish community and the world.
-Chana Blugrind, M.A. Ed.