Aronoff Preschool


Take a tour of our award-winning preschool

  • Come experience us in action
  • Tour the school
  • Interact with faculty and staff
  • Receive admissions information

We dedicate individual attention to all prospective families. Thus, tours are scheduled as private sessions with our Admissions Director, Tricia Weinstein, (949) 435-3404, ext. 213. Tours are generally 30 minutes and are adults only. 


Because You Want the Best for Your Child


The Aronoff Preschool at the Merage JCC recognizes the potential in each child, and we value the vital contributions that families make to the school community. We believe that children are competent and capable learners, researchers and problem-solvers. Our emergent curriculum, embraces the Reggio Emilia approach and supports children’s spirit of inquiry by offering opportunities for large and small group exploration. Our teachers create a forum for children to share their theories, knowledge and questions, leading to discovery, growth and contextual learning. Parents are invited to be part of this process, ensuring that the child’s home and classroom integrate seamlessly. We believe that it takes a strong partnership between parents, faculty and eager young students to create a learning community, a school where the best early childhood theories are put into practice. When children, teachers and families share in this type of learning journey, it is easy to become involved in the excitement of a child who is beginning to understand the world and his or her place in it.

Our curriculum will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning, and our teaching faculty will help prepare your child for the best kindergartens in Orange County.

Our Programs:

Infant/Toddler Center (ITC) for children six weeks through 2 years

  • 12-Month Program
  • Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Three- or Five-Day Options

 Preschool Programs for ages 18 months – 6 years

  • Half-Day 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Plus-Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for children ages 4.5 to 6 years

  • Plus-Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Full-Day 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Enrichment classes ages 3-6
Our enrichment programs are designed for your child to have optional activities, whether during their school day or an optional add-on. We have a variety of classes to choose from, such as Little Rembrandts, Harvest Cooking, Color Explosion Science, Tumble and Move, Superhero Sports and more. Preschool Enrichments


Aronoff Preschool named a Sheva Distinguished Community of Learning

Early childhood learning is the centerpiece of JCCs nationally. JCCA (Jewish Community Center Association of North America) pronounced the Merage JCC's Aronoff Preschool a Sheva Distinguished Community of Learning. The honor recognizes our preschool for being an innovator and modeling the Jewish principles and values, as well as integrating excellent education practices. One of five Sheva Communities, the Merage JCC is recognized as a leader with a dynamic vision of excellence in Jewish early childhood education.

Learn more - What is Sheva?

California Licensing

Aronoff Preschool is licensed by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing. Our preschool license # is 304370109 and our infant-toddler center license is #304370110.

To schedule a personal tour, please contact Tricia Weinstein, Director of Admissions at or call the preschool front desk at (949) 435-3404, ext. 290