About Us

Whatever you are looking for in a preschool, from the loving attention of a devoted staff to quality educational activities, to a comfortable exposure to Jewish life, you will find it at Chai Tots.

The objectives of a good preschool program is to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where young children can grow and develop emotionally and cognitively as well as physically.

At Chai Tots we believe in nurturing children with
the SPICES of life
focusing on their
Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional, and Spiritual development.

The children find joy as they explore, play and take an active part in learning through developmentally appropriate activities that are as much fun as they are meaningful.

In early childhood, the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted and continue to develop during the elementary school years. Chai Tots students are constantly presented with new and exciting challenges in a caring environment that promotes confidence and individuality. Our teachers guide the students and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of the school's prepared environment.

Chai Tots maintains high academic standards and is the first and only Jewish Montessori school in Ohio. Our multi-lingual curriculum exposes students to English and Hebrew, and aims to develop in the students a love of Eretz Israel and an appreciation for our heritage.

Our welcoming state-of-the-art facilities have received international acclaim from Jewish educators around the world.

Chai Tots is a community school for the entire Jewish community, regardless of background or affiliation. Our students come from all segments of the Jewish community. (For more on our Mission Statement, who we are and our world view click here).


At The Chai Tots Early Childhood Center we strive to do this in a most professional and caring manner. Additionally, we endeavour to impart a love and flair for the beauty of our religion and culture, as well as nurture and develop faith and trust in G‑d. We hope to inculcate a love for Israel, Jewish history and culture, instill Jewish pride. Hebrew language is used in both formal and informal instruction and becomes a part of the daily routine, as well as holiday fun and games.

In early childhood, the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted. Our program spans a period of intense personal, social and academic growth. Young children develop at different paces. Our teachers are sensitive to the wide range of abilities and developmental levels within this age group. They offer creative activities that fit into the broad developmental continuum represented by the students.

Each classroom has teachers who guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded learning world. The classroom is a community in which Jewish values are modeled and reinforced and Hebrew language is introduced through songs, games, and simple conversation. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's most important work-creative play. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, language, Jewish living, and hands-on exploration.

Our classrooms are all well-outfitted with state-of-the-art Montessori preschool furnishings. We have our own ergonomically designed playground and special outdoor equipment.


Our school is an affiliate of the international Chabad movement that is dedicated to spreading the wonders and rewards of Judaism throughout the globe in a non-judgmental and inclusive manner.

Chabad today is the largest and most dynamic unified religious, educational, and social force in the Jewish world. The movement boasts more than three thousand branches in nearly fifty countries on six continents.

Nearly a million Jewish children are touched via Chabad schools, institutions, summer camps and extra curricular programs around the world each year. Our centers everywhere serve the needs of all Jews, no matter their level of knowledge, observance or affiliation. (For more on our Mission Statement, who we are and our world view click here).