Michele Block Gan Yeladim

Preschool & Kindergarten

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It is our philosophy that young children represent a unique segment of society with special needs and behaviors. Children’s relationships and experiences during their early years of life have a significant and crucial impact on their later growth and development. We believe that the importance of these formative years should not be underestimated.

At Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool, we have been providing unparalleled excellence in early childhood education since 1974.  We strive to nurture and facilitate each child’s experiences and learning opportunities through play, exploration, and creativity. We engage children in age appropriate activities and prepare them to succeed in school in their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and moral development. Children achieve success, gain independence and self-confidence while their individual abilities, learning styles, and developmental pace is respected and valued. 

Enrollment in school is open to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation or ethnic origin. JCA membership is not required to participate. 

We have an open door policy; parents are welcome to visit the classroom at any time.

Our Directors 

Theresa has worked at the JCA for 22 years, and has served as the director of Camp Gan Yeladim for the past 19 years. Theresa has a B.S. from Boston University, a C.S.S. from Harvard University and is the director of the JCA’s NAEYC, GSOD and FKC accredited preschool, kindergarten and enrichment programs.

Theresa Levy

730-2100 ext. 237


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Rochelle is the Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education at the JCA and holds a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in Education and Psychology. She has worked as a teacher, program coordinator, parent educator, and resource person in the Jewish community for over 25 years and runs the JCA’s highly successful programs for families: JPlay and JCafé.


Rochelle Golomb
Assistant Director

730-2100 ext. 259


Alex is the Administrative Coordinator in Early Childhood at the JCA and holds a B.S. degree from the University of West Florida. This is Alex’s second year working at the JCA and she is involved in managing all administrative aspects of the preschool and summer camp programs.


Alexandra Lewis
Administrative Coordinator

730-2100 ext. 235