Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

Cardonick Preschool and Kindergarten

Welcome To Shaare Shamayim

Our program is committed to providing a highly regarded educational foundation while combining life skills and values to ensure a smooth, easy, and successful transition to elementary school.  Our program emphasizes the development of the “whole child” by recognizing the need for allowing each child to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically at their own pace.  We encourage the development of life skills such as sharing, personal responsibility, positive interactions, respecting rights of others, and conflict resolution, which are formed and developed during these years.  We are instilling valuable Jewish values as we teach our children that they can help to heal the world one good deed at a time.  Our goal is to accomplish all of the above in a warm, supportive, accepting, safe, nurturing, and stimulating educational environment.   Our staff of dedicated and experienced teaching professionals has been carefully selected to meet the individual needs of young children.  The Cardonick Preschool and Kindergarten of The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is committed to instilling in our children that learning is fun and it happens in our school every day!!!!

9768 Verree Road

Philadelphia, PA 19115

To contact us:

Phone: 215-673-2323

Fax: 215-677-4209


              18 Months to 6 years old

See Program details for each age group

2, 3 or 5 days per week


Morning Program           9:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

After Lunch Dismissal   9:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.

Full Day Program           9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.


Early Care                      7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.

Late Stay                        3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Extended Late Stay        4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M

         except Friday - 4:30 dismissal for Shabbat



Learn more about the

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim


Map to Shaare Shamayim

· Multi-Child Discounts


· Lunch Program Available


· Bus Transportation Available to attend our  Kindergarten from surrounding suburban school districts

Our Philosophy

Nurturing and Caring Environment

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim offers comprehensive preschool and kindergarten programs in Northeast Philadelphia.

Sherri Herschfeld, Preschool Director

The children were asked to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading whatever book they select. The children were given Phanatic coloring sheets to color in once they have attained their goal.  To qualify for a Phanatic visit, children reported their progress to their teachers, Mrs. Fran Sannutti and Mrs. Mira Klein, who in turn told the Phillies how the children were progressing with their reading endeavors. From that progress report, our school was selected for a “Special Visitor:  The Phillie Phanatic made a special visit to our top performing school.  Over 40,000 children participate in this program yearly.  Great work Kindergarten!!

The Kindergarten Class of Shaare Shamayim

Preschool & Kindergarten were the 2010 winners of the

“Phanatic About Reading Program”

Sponsored by The Philadelphia Phillies and Verizon.

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