Our staff are known for their personal warmth and their ability to care for each child as an individual. Their love for the children is perhaps surpassed only by the children's love for them.
In our view, the adult’s role in children’s journey is to support and facilitate their growth and development. To assume this role, to teach young children, is a great privilege and responsibility. Teaching is a mission – a valued and time-honored Jewish tradition.
We look for teachers who are young, youthful and passionate and will offer a nurturing experience for the children. Our teachers have a deep understanding of children and the way they think, and have the desire to create meaningful relationships with the children. All our teachers believe in the importance of seeing each child as an individual. Our teachers plan and adapt the curriculum and the environment to meet the needs of each child. In the Reggio Emilia approach, the teacher sees herself as a learner – alongside the children – open to new thoughts and ideas. The teacher listens carefully to the children, observes and documents their work, and provokes and stimulates their thinking. As teachers, we are committed to strengthening and enriching our knowledge of young children by continuing our own education.
Our teachers are teachers who encourage our children to reflect, to be independent, to explore, to cooperate, to negotiate, to wonder, to love and to laugh.
Mushkie, Director of Education
Hello! My name is Mushkie Bitton. I am the founder and Educational Director at Jewish Creative Preschool. From an early age, I had a passion for teaching children and seeing the light in their eyes as they made discoveries and connections to their world As a result, I pursued degrees in Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology. Upon completion of my studies, I had the opportunity to work at various schools as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer, and director, both locally and abroad. I have just returned to my native L.A. after doing Jewish Outreach and acting as a director of a preschool in Costa Rica for the last few years.
Over the years, I had the vision of designing a learning environment that is engaging and meaningful for young children and providing them with opportunities to build connections to Hashem, Torah, and the Jewish community. I wanted to create a school where the focus was on providing authentic experiences and individualized attention to each child. Where children, educators, and families engage in continual connections that enable children to thrive. I am a passionate believer in educating the whole child-mind, heart and soul. Through this vision, Jewish Creative Preschool was born.
Hi! My name is Simcha. I'm a LA native and have worked in education for over 10 years. Besides being the first point of contact for our JCP parents and children, I direct Hebrew school at Chabad Hebrew School and I am the Youth Director at Chabad Persian Youth Center. I absolutely love interacting with the children and families and looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Hi, my name is Chani and I am originally from Brooklyn, NY. I've lived in Los Angeles for over three years. I studied early childhood education coursework through Michigan Jewish Institute. I have over fourteen years of highly-trained teaching experience in addition to providing educational consultation. My goal is to engage children in learning by creating a hands on and interactive method of teaching them based on Reggio-inspired integration of Montessori.
Hi! My Name is Etty. I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and emigrated to America when I was 19. I love teaching and I especially love teaching young children. I am really excited to join Jewish Creative Preschool and meet all the kids. Looking forward to an amazing year full of learning and fun!