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Shoresh Preschool is a play-based program that focuses on specific educational objectives for each age group. This means our classrooms all have various stations and the children are allowed to self-dictate parts of their day and what they will be interacting with. The development of social and emotional skills are at the forefront of our school as our teachers work hard to create an atmosphere of discovery, exploration and appropriate risk-taking. Academics are woven into our students learning as integrated activities within various play themes: nature, seasons, Jewish traditions, STEM, puzzles, movement, and athletics.

We welcome children of all religions, races, and family styles. Our student body comes from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and surrounding communities attending our program. Individualized attention and the ability to provide a nurturing safe environment is made possible by our small class sizes and low teacher /student ratio. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers and assistants love what they do and understand the developmental needs of the children they teach. This allows each child to develop at their own rate in a comfortable and nurturing environment.

Our preschool classes begin at age 2 and continue through age 5.  Our curriculum is play based. It is through play that children strengthen and develop their social emotional skills, which is essential for learning. It is through play that children develop early literacy skills, number concepts and cognitive skills, in a warm and nurturing setting. The curriculum also includes art, music, movement, cooking, science and nature. Children learn best through play and exploration of their environment. Through hands-on learning experiences the children become active, curious and creative learners. Judaism is integrated throughout our program. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and we come together as a school on Fridays to celebrate Shabbat. We encourage the development of a positive Jewish identity and Jewish values, helping others. We are inclusive and welcoming of children in all faiths and backgrounds in our program. 


Shoresh offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of our families. We offer extended morning hours for working parents as well as after-school hours. Our afternoon enrichment classes offer you the option of a longer school day with a different enrichment class each day of the week for our three’s and four’s.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the whole child. We ensure that the children experience a balance in scheduling, which includes independent play, group activities and quiet time. The classrooms are set up with different centers to give the children the opportunity to choose their play area. Some of their choices include dramatic play, painting at the easel, book corner, blocks, manipulatives, playdoh, and a writing and coloring table. As the children experience these different centers, they are working on so many important skills. They are learning how to use their imaginations, express ideas, cooperate with others, make decisions, develop hand-eye coordination, improve their fine motor skills, and become problem solvers.

Typical Schedule: 

7:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast Club
8:40am - 9:00am: Drop-Off, Free Play Center Time (in the classrooms)
9:00am - 9:30am: Circle Time
9:30am - 10:00am: Playground, Bike Room, Nature, Israeli Dancing
10:00am - 10:30am: Snack Time
10:30am - 12:00pm: Activities
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch/Clean-Up/Free Play
1:00pm - 2:00pm: 2's Nap Time, 3's Enrichments, 4's Quiet Time
2:00pm - 3:00pm: 2's Nap Time, 3's Quiet Time, 4's Enrichments 
3:00pm - 5:30pm: Kids Club, see current schedule
Enrichments: Cooking, STEM, Art, Amazing Athletes, Yoga


Shoresh Preschool features a first-rate facility designed to allow learning through play and exploration. Bright, cheerful colors are present in classrooms and hallways, with bulletin boards displaying children artwork of current lessons and seasonal celebrations.

Our newly renovated (winter 2022) playground features a main climbing structure, three slides, a balance log, with a smaller section for our younger students, a crawl through caterpillar, and a play house.  Our grounds have four vegetable garden beds, two herb garden beds, a log circle, and large outdoor lawn space. We also utilize our parking lot for outdoor bikes and calk play.

Inside, students enjoy a fully equipped play area, filled with age-appropriate toys, riding equipment, tumble mats, and much more. Our space also features a large multi-purpose room, sanctuary for singing and prayers, and newly designed dress-up station.

Shoresh Preschool has a full-time security guard on site Monday- Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm. Our building is equip with newly installed cameras (everywhere except the classrooms and bathrooms), upgraded security access system, and shatter proof glass. 

Tuition for 2023-2024 School Year

The first day of school is on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 with the last day of school being Thursday, June 13, 2024. There will be 40 weeks of instruction. Meet & Greet will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Throughout the year, we have a Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring/Passover Break along with observing all the major secular holidays (President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Columbus Day, and Memorial Day) and Jewish holidays (High Holy Days, Passover, and Shavuot).

All programs are full as of 2/17/23. To be added to our waitlist, click here

Students MUST be 20 months old by August 31st to begin attending our program

Tuition (Billed Monthly*): 
2's Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm: $7,100
2's Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm: $11,200

2's Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm: $8,600
2's Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm: $13,500

3's Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm: $11,200
3's Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm: $13,500

4's (Pre-K) Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm - $13,500

Breakfast Club, 8:00 am - 9:00am, 5-Days: $2,500
Breakfast Club, 8:00 am - 9:00am, Per Day/Year: $500

Kids Club, 3:00pm - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm Friday, 5-days: $4,500
Kids Club, 3:00pm - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm Friday, Per Day/Year: $900

A Security Fee of $100 will be applied per child in order to ensure we have security coverage throughout our school day.

Discounts (to be applied to first month's tuition):
Sibling Discount, if applicable: $300 for each additional sibling in the program.

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest has a new program called Right Start which provides a $1,000 gift voucher toward the cost of tuition for families enrolling their children in a Jewish 2-year-old school program for the first time. For more information and to apply, visit their website at:

If you have any questions about the Shoresh program or registration or would like to tour our facility, be in touch with our office at or 973-338-1500 ext. 116.

Shoresh Summer Camp

Our summer program consists of 5, 2-week themed sessions! We spend a lot of time outside on the playground, riding bikes, and splashing around in the water sprinklers.

Each week we are visited by a special guest like Bubble Dad, the Bloomfield Fire Department and their big fire engine, our nature expert Ms. Laura, the City Green Veggie Mobile, and lots more exciting visitors! What better way to wrap up our summer fun than a surprise visit from the ice cream truck? Each child has an opportunity to select a frozen treat of their choice and enjoy them picnic style under the sun.

We hope you will join us for some or all of this year's summer adventures!
Our program is for campers between 20 months old (as of June 1st) and entering Pre-K in the fall.

Registration for 2023 Shoresh Camp will be available to the public on February 20th and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

2-Week Session Options:

Session 1: June 20th - June 30th (Juneteenth Off)
Session 2: July 3rd - July 14th (July 4th Off)
Session 3: July 17th - July 28th
Session 4: July 31st - August 11th
Session 5: August 14th - August 23rd*
** Sessions cannot be split


Tuition Rates:

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 1 - 4: $800 per session
Session 5: $640 for 1.5 week session*

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Session 1 - 4: $600 per session
Session 5: $440 for 1.5 week session*

Kid's Club, Monday - Thursday from 3:00pm - 5:30pm, Fridays until 4:00pm: 
$32 a day drop-in, $240 a session, $200 for Session 5

A Security Fee of $75 will be applied per child in order to ensure we have security coverage throughout our camp day.

*Last day of camp is Wednesday, August 23rd so we can prepare our building for the incoming Fall classes.

You will be billed on June 1st and full tuition is due before the first day of camp, June 20th, unless other arrangements are made with our office.

Questions? Reach out to us or 973-338-1500 ext. 120



Morah Holli
Assistant Teacher
Morah Cindy
Preschool Assistant



Morah Missy
Assistant Teacher


Morah Janeth
Co-Lead Teacher



Morah Helaine
Assistant Teacher


Morah Leeann
Assistant Teacher

What Parents Are Saying

"Shoresh is hands down the most loving and nurturing environment for children we have found- including what we had in Brooklyn. Our eldest (5) and youngest (2) both have attended. Our eldest entered Kindergarten with all the skills necessary to adjust to the public school environment. They are amazing at teaching developmentally appropriate material in a way the children want to learn, through ample time to play. The Director is very involved in the children's day and is incredibly available to parents. They host a number of community gathering events so we feel connected even beyond the school to our larger community. And we are not Jewish, and have never felt like we needed to be in order to be fully connected. It's an incredibly inclusive environment which makes us want to be even more involved. Our girls have loved it here. As parents, we have loved everything about it as well." - Suzy G.

"I love this preschool! The teachers are loving and engaging.  We are now about to start our 4th child at Shoresh and I can't imagine sending her anywhere else. I always felt supported and listened to as a new mom and now I feel valued as I've learned so much along the way.  I wish that I could attend Shoresh!" - Allison G.

See more reviews on our Yelp! page. 

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PJ Library is a free program that mails your child a wonderful, age-appropriate Jewish children’s book or CD every month. PJ Library is available to any family raising Jewish children from 6 months through 8 years old, whether affiliated, unaffiliated, interfaith, or non-traditional.

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