Temple Beth El David Posnack Preschool

Children in our care begin their journey of discovery in a warm, loving Jewish environment designed to foster strength, confidence and independence. Our programs combine learning and play to promote academic, social and emotional growth. We plant the seeds of love, laughter and education so that every child can blossom to their fullest potential. Our preschool is located in East Hollywood, we are a local community school were your children will thrive in a nurturing Jewish environment.


Tiny Tots (12 – 24 months)
Children first exposed to a preschool setting learn through active exploration, play and interaction with classmates, teachers, and their environment. They acquire independence, self confidence, motor and language skills and a sense of self.

Terrific Two's (24 – 36 months)
Through dramatic play, hand-on games and activities, children continue to develop and refine motor and communications skills. Emphasis is on creative expression, cooperation, and self-help skills.

Thrilling Three's (3 years old)
Children begin to learn about themselves and the world around them. We provide choices, challenges and opportunities that promote the development of intellectual, physical, social and emotional skills to prepare children for the future.

Preschool 4 – 5 Years Old
Through a holistic approach, centers and thematic units connect all areas of the curriculum, build concepts, and give real life experience.  Focus is on academic readiness skills an active participation in the classroom and school community. Our newly enhanced curriculum includes:

Handwriting Without Tears
Links to Literacy for Math, Science and Reading
STEM Curriculum
i-Pads in classrooms
Music Lessons
Judaic Studies

NEW Advanced Curriculum - Preschool 4-5 Years Old

Children who are working above age level in both cognitive and fine motor skill areas may qualify for our new Advanced Preschool Program.*  Advanced materials in reading, math, social studies, and science are available for children to explore based on their interests.  This program which will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. is designed to enhance those concepts in the current age appropriate preschool class.  

*A brief assessment is required at no additional cost for placement in this group.

We offer the Florida State sponsored Free Voluntary Pre-K Program from 8:45 a.m-12:00 p.m. Focus is on academic readiness skills and active participation in the classroom and school community.

Weekly Shabbat
Every Friday morning we celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Tuffs. Children learn not only songs and prayers but the meaning of Tzedakah (charity) so they will understand the importance of helping others.

Children can choose from a wonderful assortment of enrichment classes like art, ballet, science, Judaic, cooking, drumming, tennis, spanish and  gymnastics. Space is limited.

Before & After Care
For the convenience of our parents, we offer care before and after school every day from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Children enjoy both outdoor physical activities and creative art activities.

Temple Beth El David Posnack Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information about NAEYC click here.

Beth El Kids Sports Summer Camp Ages- 12 mo to 9 years

June 9 - August 6     
Exciting camp activities and meaningful Jewish experiences are combined to create a magical summer program filled with fun and friendship. Activities include Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, arts and crafts, music, drama, water play, science, cooking outdoor play and a weekly Shabbat program.
Complimentary Temple Membership
Families of children who are registered for preschool receive a free membership at Temple Beth El of Hollywood for as long as their children are enrolled. 

Curriculum Coordinator
Gabriela  “Gaby” Barski has always wanted to be a teacher. Born and raised in Buenos Aires Argentina, she attained the equivalent of an Associates Degree in Elementary Education.  Then, moving to Miami to with her husband and one year old daughter, Gabriela encountered a lot of struggles to learn the English language. But that didn’t stop her determination to learn, and her desire to teach. She continued to further her education: first, she completed the 40 required hours for preschool education; then she completed her Child Development Associate Credential (CDA); finally in 2011 she completed her Director’s Credential. MORE

About our Director of Education 
Nancy Schussler was born in Argentina but she moved to New York when she was a mere two weeks old.  In high school, Nancy moved back to her native country and earned her Associates Degree and ESL Degree for Elementary Education. Upon moving back to South Florida 16 years ago she earned her Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). MORE

For more information contact:
Nancy Schussler