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MJCS Preschool

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue’s Early Childhood Center offers a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children ages 18 months through five years old. Each child is viewed as innately competent, and they are encouraged to form hypotheses of the world around them. We believe in developing each child’s natural curiosity, imagination, problem solving skills and creativity. Our environment promotes independence and provides the foundation for a successful and happy school life.

Our primary goals are to develop each child’s individual potential, promote positive feelings toward learning, and stimulate learning in all developmental areas: social, physical, emotional, and intellectual. Our indoor-outdoor classrooms take advantage of our natural environmental setting, providing your child with hands-on experiences and encouraging inquisitiveness.

Our student-teacher ratio allows for more individual instruction, creating a special bond. Open and creative classrooms reflect our unique mixture of Reggio—a progressive curriculum model—and developmental learning philosophies within a rich Judaic environment. Each Friday, the children take part in Cantor Marcelo’s world-famous musical Tot Shabbat program.

We offer many enrichment classes during the week.

  • MONDAY – Super Soccer Stars:  The children learn about team work and strengthen their gross motor skills. The classes are geared towards each child’s developmental level.
  • WEDNESDAY – Music:  Both engages your sense of hearing and integrates the mind, body and emotions. Music also facilitates language development and is a great form of expression.
  • THURSDAY – Yoga: A time to relax, reflect, balance and build core strength.
  • FRIDAY: Musical Tot Shabbat with Cantor Marcelo
  • Drum to Learn: Listening and following directions while enjoying the sounds of the drum circle.

Our fabulous teachers are CPR certified and have early childhood backgrounds.  They inspire, respect, challenge, engage, listen, observe, encourage, and nurture our children.

Parents are always welcome at MJC&S. We encourage our families to share in the children’s everyday experiences as well as in the synagogue’s festivities.

Preschool Calendar

Fri 25

Tot Shabbat on the Beach

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 30
Thu 31

Preschool Meet and Greet

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 05

First Day of Preschool

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sep 21

Preschool Closed

September 21

Latest Preschool News


Jennifer Pearlman
Early Childhood Center Director

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90265
Preschool: (310) 456-2296

Every time I walk into MJCS I feel as if I have come home. The staff feels like family. It is so warm and inviting. My daughter looks forward to school everyday. She is always smiling and laughing when she is there. I feel confidant that she is in the best place possible when she’s not with me. She runs to her class when we hop out of the car. The teachers are spectacular. They feel like extensions to my family. I can’t say enough good things about MJCS. Any child that gets to experience preschool there is very lucky to start school off right!

Tricia Graup, Preschool Mom

The teachers at MJCS are top notch. They are caring, energetic and intuitive. We are so happy there!

Jenny Kessler, Preschool Mom

MJCS provides the close attention, nurturing environment, and friendly staff that has enabled our son to thrive!
We love this school!!

David & Yi Larson, Preschool Parents

MJCS is not only a great school that teaches our kids, it is an educational community that nurtures our families.

Catherine Brickman, Preschool Mom
2016-17 Preschool Registration Form (Pre-K)
2016-17 Preschool Registration Form (Toddler 18-30 Months)

Call for a tour of our campus

(310) 456-2296