Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

UT Preschool

Welcome to Union Temple Preschool

Play-based learning for children through Pre-K. Swimming lessons on premises. A unique art program developed with the Brooklyn Museum. All this adds up to a very special start in education. We invite you to visit and learn more!

 

News & Announcements

Union Temple Preschool is currently closed. While our space is undergoing repairs, we are holding virtual tours for the 2021-22 school year. Please register HERE to join us and learn more about our programs and philosophy.

Toddler Time
For children not quite old enough for our preschool, we offer Toddler Time — a fun-filled session of art, stories, and more. It’s a great way to introduce your tot to a classroom environment. While our Toddler Time classes are not currently in session, please check back in February 2021 for possible spring programs.

Afternoon Language Programs
Union Temple Preschool offers programs in Spanish and German on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-3:00PM for three and four-year-olds. Language is taught through stories, songs, and art. These introductory programs will prepare your child for a future language immersion program. Please contact the preschool office for more information at (718) 623-1322.

Brooklyn Museum Collaborative Arts Program
Three and four-year-olds participate in our Brooklyn Museum Collaborative Arts Program. We are excited to partner with the Brooklyn Museum on this innovative program, one of the first of its kind for younger children in New York City.

 

Tours and Admission Applications

Union Temple Preschool is currently closed. While our space is undergoing repairs, we are holding virtual tours for the 2021-22 school year. Please register HERE to join us and learn more about our programs and philosophy. Applications are available at the end of the tour and are due by January 15, 2021. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Director

Krista Bogetich started at Union Temple Preschool in one of her favorite jobs, class parent, when her first child attended the preschool in 2005. She so enjoyed being part of the warmth and community of the school that she returned to graduate school to get her master’s in early childhood education at Bank Street College of Education. Every position since then has just gotten more interesting: fundraiser, assistant, administrator, assistant teacher, and head teacher.

Her master’s project, “L’Dor Vador: Storytelling for the holiday cycle in a Jewish early childhood setting”, was inspired by her love of stories and storytelling and her belief in the power of story to explore and honor our past, teach the next generation, and inspire ourselves daily. Krista received her bachelor’s degree in theater arts from UCLA and has New York State certification in early childhood education.