Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Early Childhood Center 

23737 Fairmount Blvd.

Beachwood, OH 44122


From preschool, where children grow and flourish and are prepared for kindergarten, through religious school with parent-child Hebrew, youth programs, retreats and more. Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning. We offer a free Sunday pre-K program and other scholarships are available. We invite you to call us at 216-464-1330 or visit

Bellefaire JCB Early Childhood Programs 

One Pollock Circle

22001 Fairmount Blvd.

Shaker Heights, OH 44118

Suzanne Appel, Director, JDN Early Childhood Center,


Debra Mandell, Director, Monarch Center for Autism Preschool, 216-320-8945

Bellefaire JCB’s 5-star Step Up To Quality JDN Early Childhood Center offers full-day, year-round Jewish programming enhanced with

enrichment classes for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Our Monarch

Center for Autism Preschool offers an intensive therapeutic

intervention program for children ages 3 to 6 years with suspected or confirmed ASD diagnosis.

Cleveland Montessori School

12510 Mayfield Road

Cleveland, OH 44106


Cleveland Montessori School prides itself on providing authentic Montessori programs for preschool through 8th grade. Located in Little Italy, students also have ample access to the fabulous arts and

cultural institutions nearby. Contact the school for additional details about enrollment, visits and scholarship opportunities. Cleveland

Montessori offers an education for life, filled with diversity, growth and joy.

Fairmount Early Childhood Center  

24601 Fairmount Blvd.

Beachwood, OH 44122


Karen Leeds, Director

Fairmount Early Childhood Center creates an environment where learning is fun and play is important.  Hands-on learning activities stimulate and challenge the students to encourage social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. Fairmount offers programs for children ages

3 to 5 years. Half day, all day and extended day programs are available. 

Fuchs Mizrachi School’s Early Childhood Program 

18 months-kindergarten

26600 Shaker Blvd.

Beachwood, OH 44122


Fuchs Mizrachi School’s Early Childhood program offers a warm nurturing environment. Our Early Childhood faculty is committed to inspiring a love of Torah, Mitzvot, the Jewish people, and Israel in the hearts and minds of our youngest children. Each child’s unique needs are identified and addressed. We are committed to developing relationships between children, teachers, and our families to strengthen and grow as a school community.  Our program operates within our day school which continues through 12th grade.  

Hathaway Brown School

Infant through 12th grade 

19600 N. Park Blvd. 

Shaker Heights, OH 44122 


Immersive academic, service and cultural

opportunities abound for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and boys and girls in our co-ed early childhood program & infant toddler center. Our faculty is dedicated to hands-on experiential learning at all levels and this can be observed daily within – and well beyond – our walls.

Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

Early Childhood Division  

1860 South Taylor Road

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Exciting, innovative, state-licensed, half or full day program. Provides children ages 2½ to 5 years old with a nurturing environment, learning about

Judaism and the world. Snack and hot lunches provided. The fabulous program earned a multi-star rating from the State of Ohio’s Step Up To Quality program.


2030 South Taylor Road

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

216-371-0446 ext. 211

Looking for something to do with your family with young Jewish kids (birth through pre-K)? JKids is a showcase of information about events, programs and activities in and around the Cleveland area. For more information, like JKids-Young Kids in Cleveland on Facebook, or follow @JKidsCLE on Instagram. Contact Stacie Roseman at for more information. 

Le Chaperon Rouge

6 weeks through 12 years

12 Locations around Northeast Ohio, including Shaker Heights and Solon


We offer our entire preschool curriculum to every child without charging extra for phonics, math, art, music, social studies, science, French and Spanish, computers and nutritious hot breakfast, lunch and snack. You owe it to your children to compare our programs. You owe it to your budget to compare our prices. “Happy teachers = happy children.”

Park Preschool 

27500 Shaker Blvd.

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

216-371-2244, ext. 203

Join the Park Preschool family with our outstanding curriculum, based on current practices, that is taught by our award-winning and experienced staff.  Our school time is enriched with special programs through the year such as music and movement, Hebrew classes and special guests.  

Mandel JCC Early Childhood – “Five Star Step Up to Quality” rated program

26001 S. Woodland Road

Beachwood, OH 44122

216-831-0700, ext. 1375

The J is committed to helping young children, ages 18 months to pre-K, grow and develop and experience new and extraordinary things. From exceptional child care, beautiful classrooms, a children’s garden and swim and yoga lessons, all this and more can be found at The J’s “Five Start Step Up to Quality” highest-rated program. Our talented staff help children learn and gain independence in a safe and developmentally appropriate environment, all within a Jewish


Temple Emanu El

4545 Brainard Road 

Orange Village, OH 44022


Katie Theobald, Early Childhood

Education Director 

Temple Emanu El Preschool provides an enriching educational experience that

nurtures infants, encourages toddlers and inspires preschoolers. We are conveniently located in Orange, providing close proximity to

several nearby neighborhoods. Lunch and snacks are served daily. We accommodate family needs with full-day schedules year-round.

Temple Israel Ner Tamid 

1732 Lander Road

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


Rabbi Matthew J. Eisenberg

Edna Akrish, Education Director

Temple Israel Ner Tamid is a caring, accepting, Reform Jewish congregation providing a welcoming place to gather, pray, learn and engage in acts of kindness and Tzedakah. Our hamish congregation believes so strongly in Jewish education, we offer it at no cost for members in good standing.  

The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School

18 months through 8th grade


Ratner Montessori offers programs for students ages 18 months through eighth grade that meet the needs of individual learners in a welcoming, caring and global community. Ratner empowers students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves.

University School

Ages: 4 to 5


Junior Kindergarten boys engage in activities that encourage the development of early cognitive language and math skills infused with science, language, art, music, physical education and outdoor play. The curriculum is based on how boys learn best and allows them to develop the academic and social skills to enter kindergarten with self-confidence and independence.

YABI Nursery & Child Care 

2308 Warrensville Center Road

University Heights, OH 44118


Linda Bensoussan, Director

YABI Nursery & Child Care specializes in infant, toddler and preschool care from 6 weeks to 4 years of age and is open from 7:30 a.m. to

6 p.m. 12 months a year. We will accommodate your part-time and full-time schedule needs. Summer session includes creative crafts, outdoor water play in our adjacent fully equipped playground combined with developmentally appropriate programming. Fully licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Human Services. YABI has been under the directorship of Linda Bensoussan since its establishment in 1986 offering quality care with a Jewish flair.

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