Chicago Sinai Preschool

The mission of Sinai’s Preschool is to provide high quality early childhood education to our Sinai community and to the wider Chicago area by incorporating reform Jewish values and traditions within a broader, relationship-based curriculum.


Preschool classes are available for children two to four years old. Class size is limited and Sinai Preschool maintains a low teacher-child ratio.  Click here to learn about our philosophy and curriculum. Families enrolled in preschool classes for the school year are provided a full membership to Chicago Sinai Congregation.

  • Tuesday and Thursday 9-11:30 Two years old (must be two years by September 1) 
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30  Two and a half years olds (must be two and a half years by September 1) 
  • Monday-Friday 9-11:45  Three and Four year olds (must be three years by September 1) 

Download the Sinai Preschool 2023 – 2024 Application

Financial aid is available for qualified families.

Enrichment Classes

Sinai Preschool offers fantastic enrichment classes for children who are 2.5 to five years old.  These optional classes will extend your child’s day from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday. Including time for lunch at the beginning of the class, enrichment classes vary each session (fall, winter, spring, summer). Current and past sessions have featured soccer, dance, music, science, art, cooking, drama, construction, movement, and more.

Parent-Tot Programs

Sinai Preschool offers an extensive parent-tot program for children from birth to 2.5 yrs old. We welcome all caregivers to participate with children.

jBaby New Parents Connect

Newborns (0-6 months) and new parents
Meet other first-time parents and their children. Share ideas, ask questions and learn from experts in relevant topics such as infant and child development, sleep, changing relationships, food and nutrition, and more. For more information contact Fern Katz at 312-867-7010 or 

Music and Movement

Babies (3-18 Months) and parent or caregiver
These interactive classes bring music and movement to life! Live and recorded music, along with creative and traditional songs and fingerplays, are fun, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate for our youngest learners. Class sessions are approximately 10 weeks and taught by musician extraordinaire Sarah Parker.

  • Shakers (20-30 months) 
  • Movers (9-20 months) 
  • Wigglers (birth – 9 months) 

For more information, contact Fern Katz at 312 867-7010 or

Together with Tots

12-24 months and caregiver
Together with Tots’ hands-on classes are designed for you or a caregiver and your child to explore and discover the wonderful world of play and learning. Together, you will experience art, dramatic play, songs, fingerplays, and much more, all under the expert guidance of an early childhood educator. Our classes encourage relationship development and promote feelings of security and independence. Wear comfortable, washable clothes because we will be moving and getting messy!

Download the Sinai Together with Tots 2023 -2024 Application

Summer Camp

Each year we have a summer program for all age groups. Look for more information on our summer program in January or contact Fern Katz at 312-867-7010 or

Sinai Preschool

Chicago’s Near North
15 W. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Fern Katz, Director

Our Programming
Sinai Preschool 2023 - 2024 Application
Sinai Together with Tots 2023 - 2024 Application

Sinai Preschool has been reaccredited under the stringent new NAEYC regulations.

Sinai Preschool is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Chicago Department of Human Services.


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