Resident Preschool

Ansche Chesed has a longstanding connection to Yaldaynu, the oldest Jewish preschool on the Upper West Side, which has long made its home at Ansche Chesed.

Yaldaynu offers children in Pre-K a warm, nurturing environment that encourages pupils’ intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth.

In keeping with the school’s name, Yaldaynu (our children), we cultivate Jewish identity and values in a relaxed, developmentally appropriate way. Children are introduced to Shabbat, the Jewish holidays, and Israel through art, music, stories, and cooking. Holiday celebrations for school families give children a sense of community and reinforce their Jewish heritage. Friendships formed among Yaldaynu families continue long after the children have moved on.

Families of all levels of observance are welcome at Yaldaynu and religious practice among Yaldaynu families mirrors the pluralism of the Upper West Side’s Jewish community.

For more information, contact Director Galit Lopatin Bordereau at