We are thrilled to announce that The Toronto Heschel School’s Early Years program is licensed under Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act! The licence covers Shorashim (our new Preschool room), as well as our Junior and Senior Kindergarten classes. We are excited about this new chapter.
The Toronto Heschel Early Years Program is dedicated to supporting children’s learning, development, health, and well-being through caring and responsive Early Childhood Educators, who focus on active learning, exploration, play and inquiry. Our programs promote positive self-esteem, curiosity, creativity, problem solving skills and Jewish identity by providing materials and experiences that allow children to engage their natural curiosity and enthusiasm.
We can’t wait to welcome you into our Early Years program, where we inspire curiosity and a joy of learning in each child. Rabbi A.J. Heschel famously wrote, “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” We look forward to you joining us on this journey of wonder!
Most children are between 30 and 44 months by the start of the school year; limited space is available for children 18-30 months
Half-Day (8:30 am to 12:30 pm) or Full-Day (8:30 am to 3:45 pm)
Kosher lunch and snacks included
After-hours care and bussing available
Rolling registration is available through the school year
2023-2024 Tuition Fees
Preschool Half-day: $8,500 ($4,016 after CWELCC refund)
Preschool Full-day: $13,650 ($6,450 after CWELCC refund)
JK: $16,795 ($7,936 after CWELCC refund; approximately $4,365 out-of-pocket after tax receipt)
SK: $18,895 ($8,928 after CWELCC refund; approximately $4,910 out-of-pocket after tax receipt)
One of our objectives in acquiring a child care licence was to access available funding. We have opted into the funding under the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. This funding is rebating Preschool, JK and SK tuition fees by 52.75% for 2023, with further reductions planned thereafter.
Note that tuition fees for JK and SK are also eligible for donation tax receipts, while Preschool tuition fees are eligible for Child Care receipts. You can learn more about tuition, scholarships and receipts here.
We are thrilled that Andrea Zecharia joined our team in 2022 as our new Director of Early Years. Andrea is leading the way as we build and grow Shorashim to serve the needs of current and new families.
With over 25 years of early childhood teaching and leadership experience, including 18 years as a Nursery Teacher and 5 years as the Preschool Director at Temple Sinai Community Preschool, Andrea is well-versed in current educational theories, early childhood curricula, and the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Child Care and Early Years Act. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and holds a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University.
The preschool program has surpassed all of our expectations. It is warm, loving, exciting and like family to us – more than we could have hoped for. We are so thrilled we decided to make the move for this special inaugural year.
Dalia S. and Mitch K.
We would love to give you the chance to meet Andrea and our dedicated preschool teachers and to welcome you to Heschel to see our classroom in action. Email Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your tour!