Welcome to
Marin County's
JCC Preschools.

JCC Preschool and Pre-K programs in San Rafael and Tiburon, CA, engage children in meaningful ways by intentionally creating indoor and outdoor spaces that provoke wonder, curiosity, intellectual engagement, and social connection. We nurture and inspire young children to have a passion for lifelong learning and to become ethical, caring individuals.

child at the osher marin jcc preschool
Preschool and Pre-K programs at the Osher Marin JCC are the best foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Your Child's Journey Begins Here
Preschool enrollment applications for the
2022-23 school year will be coming soon.

Questions? Please send an email.

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child playing on slide at osher marin jcc preschool JCC Preschool - San Rafael and Tiburon children engaged in indoor activity at jcc preschool

JCC preschool programs create opportunities for social play and indoor and outdoor discovery.

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San Rafael


Our Philosophy


  • Each child has capability and potential (Tzelem Elohim)
  • Deep respect for one another and the environment (Tikkun Olam)
  • Importance of relationships, belonging, and building community (B’rit)


Focused on Social and Emotional Development

We believe that this is the foundation upon which all other learning may occur.

  • Self-Expression (recognize feelings, identify emotions, ask for help, share ideas, problem-solve)
  • Self-Regulation (use words to express feelings, build strategies to cope with big emotions, sustain attention, recognize need for quiet time)
  • Self-Confidence (take pride in work, ideas, take risks)


Family Engagement and Celebrating Jewish Life

We celebrate Jewish life and engage families to create a partnership in the learning and to build a strong community where all are welcomed.

Our Image of the Child
  • We respect the child’s innate intelligence, potential and curiosity.
  • We believe children learn best by having a variety of play-based experiences that provide them an opportunity for discovery and to build their problem-solving skills.
  • We are committed to helping children become successful in their interpersonal relationships with each other. We work on social skills and conflict resolution in our everyday life with the children.
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JCC Early Childhood Education includes hands-on explorations, new friends, music, and more!

Our Curriculum

Social Constructivism

We believe that children learn about the world by interacting with the people and materials in it. Therefore, it is important for us to be thoughtful and intentional in our relationships with children and in the materials that we provide for children.

  • Teachers create engaging and authentic learning experiences.
  • Children and teachers co-create the learning. That is, teachers work as guides and researchers alongside the children to provoke their curiosities and expand their thinking process.
  • Children engage in short- and long-term projects that originate from a continuum of conversations and learning experiences in the life of the classroom.


Jewish Curriculum

We create sacred time and space to celebrate Jewish rituals and traditions, including Shabbat, Havdalah, and Jewish holidays and festivals.

Our Teachers
  • Make the learning visible through documentation.
  • Engage in professional development to reflect on their work with children.
  • Invite parents to be a part of the learning process.
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Why JCC Preschool?

Our dedicated teachers are commited to providing a high-quality educational experience for children and families. Preschoolers enjoy structured and free-play activities in a safe, nurturing environment rooted in universal values of kindness and community.

All children—regardless of faith or cultural background—are welcome at the JCC.

What does it cost?

Please review the tuition sheets for your preferred preschool campus. (Note: these tuition sheets supersede any previously published 2021-22 fee schedules).

How do we apply for enrollment?

Preschool enrollment applications for the 2022-23 school year will be coming soon.

Send us your application

Email your completed application to:

San Rafael –  rfalk@marinjcc.org
Tiburon  – eburns@marinjcc.org

Or mail it to:

JCC Preschool – San Rafael
200 N. San Pedro Rd,
San Rafael, CA 94903

JCC Preschool – Tiburon
215 Blackfield Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920

Financial Aid

If you are seeking financial assistance, please contact Tamar Lai, ECE Director tlai@marinjcc.org or click here to apply.

Scholarships are supported in part by Morris Stulsaft Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation.

Contact us

Questions? We’d love to chat with you. Please feel free to contact us.

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