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Welcome to Temple Emanu-El Preschool!

Join us for Temple Emanu-El Preschool Open House Night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 5-7pm. This is an opporunity to meet the staff and tour the school. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email Temple Emanu-El Preschool Director, Barbara Smead at

Our Mission
The mission of Temple Emanu-EL Preschool (TEPS) is to provide a positive educational setting of experiential activities that promote, teach, and instill age-appropriate developmental skills, academic readiness, social growth and Jewish culture, values knowledge and identity to any child who shows a readiness for our program.  

Here at TEPS, we foster the positive and joyful growth of our students! Our curriculum offers children a chance to explore their social and academic abilities in an environment which incorporates the culture and traditions of Judaism. Our trained professionals work with the Preschool students to actively work on kindergarten readiness such as the ABCs and 123s, as well as science, music, art, and more.

Our school is community-based and open to children of all faiths.

Visit our Facebook Page for a peek into our TEPS world!

Some highlights of our program include:

  • Shabbat on Friday mornings
  • Celebration of Jewish holidays and traditions
  • Nutritional snacks
  • Fun and educational field trips
  • Fun-filled summer program
  • Potty training
  • Weekly music class with Cantor Leah Shafritz
  • Beautifully renovated building
  • New and exciting playground
  • Free Art, Science, Music, Spanish, and Cooking Enrichment Classes
  • Claparts Dance (additional cost)

We also offer Special Events, including:

  • Kid’s Night Out Pajama Parties (KNOPP)
  • Family Potluck Dinners
  • …and more!


Director, Early Childhood Education: Barbara Smead

Address: 1010 University Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: (408) 293-8660


Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday


Key Attributes

California Licensed Facility #434404443

School Type: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

Age Span: 24 months to 5 years old

Programs: Full and half-day, extended care available

Sessions: Available 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week


Please note that discounts are available for enrolled siblings and Temple members.

For more information on tuition and policies, click here.
Check out the 2023-2024 Calendar here.
Download our 2023-2024 Application here

Fri, June 9 2023 20 Sivan 5783