Calendar of events and closings for 2017-18. Please note, these calendar events may be updated or amended, so please contact us  if you have any questions.

Our preschool is open 12 months, which allows for continuity of care and a consistent routine for your child.

While we do close for certain holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur), we have chosen to remain open for some of the holidays when many Jewish schools are typically closed (Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot). On these days, we provide programming that is aligned with the holiday being celebrated, and we offer opportunities for parents to engage in a holiday experience with their child/ren. Our Spring Break is aligned with Passover, to allow our teachers and staff the ability to observe the holiday with their families.

We remain open until 6:00 pm in the winter-time. This means families may pick up children after Shabbat has begun on Fridays. We see this as an opportunity to welcome Shabbat together at school and we offer Shabbat-specific programming  and curriculum to the Ahava community during the Winter months.

As part of our commitment to providing your children with a high quality school experience, we recognize the importance of and provide opportunities for our teachers to participate in Professional Development and Teacher Work Days spaced throughout the years.  Additionally, we foster partnerships with our parents through two parent-teacher conferences during the year. On these days, we close the preschool so that our teachers may have sufficient time to meet with every family. This is a time to discuss your child’s growth and development, concerns, and goals for the future.


  • August 21-25
    Teacher Preplanning Week – No Classes
  • August 27
    Meet & Greet, 4-5:30pm 
  • August 28
    First Day of School
  • September 4
    Labor Day, School Closed
  • September 20
    Erev Rosh Hashanah, Noon Dismissal
  • September 21-22
    Rosh Hashanah – School Closed
  • September 29
    Erev Yom Kippur, Noon Dismissal
  • October 9
    Columbus Day/Teacher Work Day, No Classes
  • October 11
    Open House for Prospective Families, 9-10am
  • November 15
    Host National Jewish Early Childhood Network, Professional Day for Faculty, No Classes
  • November 22
    School’s Out Camp, Advance Registration/Additional Charge
  • November 22-24
    Thanksgiving Break, No Classes (School Closed 23-24)
  • December 25-January 1
    Winter Break, No Classes
  • December 26-29
    School’s Out Camp, Advance Registration/Additional Charge


  • January 2
    Teacher Workday, No Classes
  • January 11
    Open House, 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • January 15
    MLK Day, School Closed
  • January 31
    Parent Teacher Conferences, No Classes
  • February 19
    President’s Day – Professional Development Day for Teachers, School Closed
  • February 21
    Open House, 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • March 30
    Passover Seder – School Closed
  • April 2-6
    Spring Break, No Classes
  • April 2-6
    School’s Out Camp – (Additional Charge/Advance Registration)
  • May 14 

    Teacher Workday, No Classes  (rescheduled from April 30)

  • May 28
    Memorial Day, School Closed
  • June 13 
    Parent Teacher Conferences – No Classes (rescheduled from May 14)
  • July 4
    Independence Day, School Closed
  • July 30 – August 3
    Teacher Work Week, No Classes
  • August 5
    Meet & Greet, 4-5:30pm
  • August 6
    First Day of School