Frequently Asked Questions

How is Tree of Life Children's Center different from TBI Preschool?

Tree of Life Children's Center is the same developmentally based program, with the same child centered approach as TBI Preschool, just with a new name! We also have a new director, Robin McConnell, who was one of the lead teachers of TBI Preschool for many years, who will nurture and grow our program, while maintaining the roots we have developed for the past 30+ years. 

What is the price breakdown?

There are two preliminary fee schedules for the 2021-2022 school year due to the uncertainty of whether COVID restrictions will remain in place. There is no increased charge for children in diapers. However, the tuition for the 2-year-old class is higher because the class size is smaller. Click here to download the Fee Schedules.

What schedules are available?

There are three enrollment schedules:

  • Preschool-only program 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Modified daycare (includes preschool program): 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Full-time daycare (includes preschool program): 7:00am – 6:00pm
Do children have to be potty trained to attend?

No. Our program is truly child centered and we understand that children’s bodies all mature at different paces and times. We happily accept children at every stage of potty training and allow them to progress to subsequent classrooms regardless of potty training status. We support children where they are in their journey and help them progress to independence with toileting when they are ready.

Are you a nut-free school?

Tree of Life Children’s Center is a nut-free school. We do not provide any foods with nuts and we ask parents to make sure their children’s lunches are free from all nut containing products.

Are meals provided?

Families are expected to provide lunches for their children each day. Lunches are stored in the classroom, so they need cold packs to keep food chilled. There is no microwave available for heating food, so all food should be able to be eaten from the child’s lunchbox.

Are snacks provided?

Snacks are provided in the morning (for all students) and afternoon (for modified daycare and full-time daycare students). Parents are expected to contribute a specific food item each month for snack distribution. There are snack schedules posted in each classroom for parents who want to know what is being served each day.

Are electronics used by preschool students?

No, at Tree of Life Children’s Center we have a wide variety of learning tools, but we do not use screen-based technology in any of our classrooms.

Can my child attend if they are not Jewish?

Absolutely! Tree of Life Children’s Center welcomes children of every background.

Will my child have to take a nap each day?

Children in full-time and modified daycare will have a period of rest or napping each day. No child is required to sleep, but they will spend quiet time on a cot to encourage rest.

What are your COVID-19 modifications?

All students are screened upon entry and parents must answer a short series of questions each morning. Students wear masks except when eating, and classrooms are disinfected regularly. These modifications will evolve as guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Health guidelines are updated in response to best practices and local numbers.

Temple Beth Israel

3033 North Towne Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767 (Directions)

TBI Main Office: (909) 626-1277
Preschool Office: (909) 626-6937

Temple Beth Israel

3033 North Towne Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767 (Directions)

TBI Main Office: (909) 626-1277
Preschool Office: (909) 626-6937

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