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Har Zion Early Childhood Center


Click here to access the application and additional forms 

At Har Zion Early Childhood Center, we believe that children thrive when families partner with professional educators to create a lifelong love of learning through exploration, creativity, collaboration and Jewish tradition. We welcome children at two years of age and hope they will stay with us until they leave for kindergarten!


Being Jewish is not a requirement to attend Har Zion Early Childhood Center. We model and integrate the values that are common across religions - being a good person, sportsmanship, “random acts of kindness,” social action, and care of the earth. Children of diverse faiths and cultures participate in our programs and are exposed to Jewish and Israeli culture.


We are very proud of our Reggio Emilia inspired program and invite you and your children to join our preschool family. In our mixed age classrooms, laughter is key to joyful learning!

Please contact Director of Early Childhood Education, at 708-366-9000 or to schedule a virtual tour. 

What do our families say about our program?

He is THRIVING and we love seeing his growth. He loves going to school and seeing his teachers and friends every day. We will be forever grateful for this community and how much they have helped him grow... — CM

I think you all are doing an amazing job during difficult times. We appreciate all the love, kindness and patience that you all are showing to us and our children and the wonderful learning that they are getting. — SA

We are so extremely happy at Har Zion. We adore the teachers, director, education received and the efforts to ensure that our daughter and her classmates are safe/healthy. — KM

Thank you for being so wonderful to William and our family. It has helped our transition to Oak Park tremendously to feel like we have a community. — EP


Calendar 2023-2024

Preschool Forms: Har Zion ECC Enrollment "To Do" List

Required for All Students: 2023-2024 School Year Registration Form

Directions for setting up a credit card or e-check/ACH:  Shul Cloud/Plaid Setup 

Documents to Read by 8/10/2023

Once enrolled, please take the following photos and click HERE to  email them to the director (no need for professional photographers)

  • Close up photo of your child (for labeling cubbies, chairs, art displays)
  • Family photo for classroom display and school directory

Documents for New and Returning Students - Complete and Return by 8/10/2023

Documents for Children with Allergies - Complete and Return by 8/10/2023

Documents for New Students Only - Return by 8/10/2023

(Note: Children who attended camp in 2023 but have never attended Har Zion during the school year must submit these documents as well.)

When you come on the first day, please bring:

  • An extra pair of shoes to stay at school

  • 2-3 Complete changes of clothing

  • If napping - Cot sheet/crib sheet (we may be able to supply if you don't have), blanket, and lovie. May bring small pillow as well.

  • Optional - sunblock for after nap 

  • Labeled diapers & wipes if necessary

  • New Students Only - A 2” 3-ring binder for portfolio    

    ***Please label everything!*** 

You’ll receive an invitation to Remini and a text from our Emergency Communication System a week before your child(ren)'s first day!


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