Led by Director Karla Cianci, Helen Diller Family Preschool is located inside the JCCSF at 3200 California Street in Laurel Heights. The school features spacious classrooms, two outdoor play areas, garden space and art studio. Children also make regular trips to the Presidio for additional outdoor time.
Take a Peek Inside
Our preschools are built upon shared goals, values and knowledge that deliver the highest quality experience possible. We’re committed to creating an inclusive community that’s infused with meaningful Jewish values. We celebrate holidays with our children and families throughout the year as well as a weekly Shabbat. Our program is built on the fundamental premise that children learn and understand their world through play. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, we provide a variety of opportunities for learning, exploration, creativity and self-expression.
Dates & Rates
Morning and afternoon extended care is available for an extra fee. Financial assistance is available. Rates are based on 2023 – 2024 pricing.
We can’t wait to welcome you and your little one to our family of preschools. We’ll support you every step of the way – from applying and touring, throughout your days with us, and into the big transition to kindergarten. Let’s get started!
Submit an Application
When you select the “Apply” button, you will be prompted to either log into your existing JCCSF account or create a new one. Once you’re logged into your account, select “Personal Information” from the settings, and under “My Household” create a new contact for your child. Then when you continue onto the application, select your child’s profile to complete the process.
Take a Tour
Fill Out a Questionnaire
- To be considered for enrollment in the 2024 – 2025 school year, your child must be 2 years old by August 19, 2024.
- You must complete all three steps of the application process.
- Only one application is required for admission to all three preschools.
Questions about applying or touring? Contact Theresa Arroyo at 415.292.1252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigating the Kindergarten Process
Graduating from preschool to kindergarten is a big step! Did you know that 80% of our preschool families get into one of their top two choices of kindergartens? Our enrollment support process can help you get a spot in local programs like Brandeis, San Francisco Day School, Burkes, Town School for Boys, San Francisco Friends School, Hamlin, Convent, Stuart Hall, Marin Country Day School, Live Oak and more. Listen below as Diller site director Karla Cianci shares how the JCCSF family of preschools can help your family navigate the tricky and stress-inducing SF kindergarten process.
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I can't say enough great things about this school! Between two children, we have been at the school for 6 years. Our experience gets better and better each year. The teachers and staff are so warm and nurturing. The families and community are fantastic.
Helen Diller Family Preschool Parent
This year has been unique and Diller has been fantastic. The teachers, the administrators, the specialists have all been so dedicated to keeping our children safe while continuing a robust and rich program. The community is strong and resilient.
Our daughter is in her last year of preschool here and we are so sad the time is coming to an end. This is a such a special place. There's just a general warm and happy energy here. Everyone is happy (kids, staff, parent community.) Everyone is seen and respected.
Get in Touch
Have a question about Helen Diller Family Preschool? Reach out to our team — we’d love to hear from you!