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Welcome to Kol Emet’s Preschool and Kindergarten, a place where children are able to grow and learn intellectually, socially and morally in a safe and secure Jewish setting. Under the supervision of Carrie Shames-Walinsky, our program is ideally geared for children between the ages of 20 months and 6 years old. Kol Emet’s Preschool prides itself on building a confident self-image through individual creativity in a loving Jewish environment. We provide nurturing classes with intimate involvement between teachers and children. Kol Emet is the perfect choice for your child’s first educational experience. We invite you to see for yourself our dynamic program. Kol Emet is an equal opportunity care provider.

Kol Emet’s Preschool Offers 
  • Dedicated, certified, professional staff
  • PA License, DPW, Green Certified and Keystone Stars Certifications
  • Intimate child/teacher ratio with a teacher plus aide in each class
  • Gym, Music, Yoga, Reading, Art and Dance Specialists
  • Emergent Curriculum, focusing on learning though the children's interests
  • Judaic and Hebrew Language Exposure
  • Weekly Shabbat Celebrations
  • Field Trips and in-house programming
  • Individual Counseling
  • State of the Art Security System
  • Trained CPR and First Aide Staff
  • New Facility with Newly Expanded Playground
  • Beautiful and Bright Classrooms
  • Monthly Thematic based Learning
  • Active Parent Involvement and Programs
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Creative and Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • On-site Director, and Nurse
  • Warm, supportive community
Program Description
Time Days
2 years of age 9a - noon M/W/F or T/Th
3 years of age 9a - noon M/W/F or M - F
4 years of age 9a - noon M - F
Full Day Kindergarten Full Day M - F
Kindergarten Enrichment noon - 3p M - F
Pre-K Enrichment noon - 3p M/W/F
Imaginations/Observations noon - 3p M - F
Lunch Bunch noon - 1p M - F
Early & Late Care on request M - F

Shalom and Welcome

Carrie Shames-Walinsky
Educational Director

215-493-8522 ext. 103
Shalom and welcome to the Preschool at Congregation Kol Emet. My 25 years of teaching and administration have given me many important life lessons. First, your child’s safety and happiness will always be our top priority. Second, we will always listen and learn from our parents and children. Our school is committed to reaching its full creative and professional potential as an ideal warm, supportive, and excellent environment. As a mother of 4, I understand the importance of education and parental involvement in the classroom and at home. My background includes Directorships at 2 presschools, 12 Years as a presschool teacher and 4 Years as a kindergarten teacher. I am certified in Education from Rutger’s University. I have a Pennsylvania Preschool Director’s License and a certification in Jewish early childhood education. I attended Graduate school at the Jewish Theological Seminary and earned a Master's at Gratz College in Jewish Education and Early Childhood Education. I studied Early Childhood Education at Columbia University and Tel Aviv University. I know that together we will create a constantly growing vision for our Preschool.