First Foundations Children's Academy (Thornhill)

1076 Rutherford Road
Thornhill, ON

P: 437-317-9865

Who is FFJCP?
We like to describe ourselves using words from our parents: refreshing, welcoming, cutting-edge, and our ultimate favourite—the Jewish preschool I wish I’d had. We offer a modern child-directed approach with therapist-led parenting workshops, community celebrations and tikun olam, and a private social feed to engage with your child’s daily learning. Schedule a tour at one of our locations to see for yourself.  

Our Mission:
We’re here to help create healthy, happy human beings with an early love of Jewish learning.

First Foundations Jewish Community Preschools fosters social and emotional growth through a unique empathetic approach. We teach children resiliency, independence and the confidence to direct their own learning and play. They learn to interact, move their bodies, connect with nature and not be afraid to get a little messy (ask about our famous mud kitchens). 

We also know parenting isn’t easy, and how important it is to be involved in your child’s learning. We keep close regular contact with our parents and have a private social feed to share how learning is happening every day. Our therapist, Cindy Smolkin (a.k.a. “total lifesaver”) has been working with families for almost 20 years and offers regular parenting clinics and workshops with one-on-one support. 

You’ll see that same dedicated approach to our environment, our community, and even our meals. Like our healthy eating program with homemade lunches and take-home recipes, our interactive literacy program with our own Larry the Lion and Wally the Whale, right down to our world-class furniture and playground equipment. We also connect and support community through tikun olam and go all out with our holiday celebrations. Just ask our parents and grandparents—we love to party.

Thornhill Location
First Foundations Children's Academy
1076 Rutherford Road

Cedarvale Location
First Foundations Children's Academy
1445 Eglinton Avenue West

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