Do I have to be a member of KI to attend the Richard E. Rudolph Jr. Preschool?
No, you do not have to be a member; however while your child is enrolled (until your eldest child is in third grade), you are entitled to free membership at KI.
Do we have to be Jewish to attend?
No, you do not have to be Jewish. We have children of many different religions and backgrounds attending our school.
Must my child be toilet trained by a specific age?
No. Children will be toilet trained when they are ready, not when we think they should be trained. We will work with you when your child is ready to be toilet trained.
What are your operating hours?
We try to be flexible and offer a full day – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Do I pack lunch and snacks?
We provide a morning and an afternoon snack for the children. You provide lunch. Wednesday, we offer pizza lunch for $4 per child. While lunches do not have to be kosher, we do not permit pork products or shellfish. Please note that we are a nut-free school.
What is the ratio of teachers to children?
We follow or improve upon the Pennsylvania DHS regulations of teacher to child ratios based on age.
Are parents welcome to visit during the day?
Of course! We invite parents to see how happy their children are each and every day.
Must my child take a nap during the day?
Infants and toddlers nap during the day; older children nap only if parents request.
Do you have a summer program?
Check out Camp Shemesh – our 11 week program designed to meet the needs of each individual camper.
Will my child be ready for Kindergarten after attending the Richard E. Rudolph Jr. Preschool?
They will be ready; we prepare our children to be curious and motivated to explore the world around them. We additionally offer a junior Kindergarten class for those children who miss the September 1 cutoff date or those who need an additional year of encouragement.
Are you closed for all Jewish holidays?
We are closed for the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and first and last days of Passover. Check out our calendar to get an idea of other closings.