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 Director - Janet Cannon

Phone: 408-358-1751 x115

Robin Adelman Hello! My name is Janet Cannon and I have been working in Jewish Early Childhood Education for more than 10 years. I firmly believe that the path to life-long Jewish learning begins with a young child’s footsteps into a quality Jewish early childhood program.

Does your family have a preschool age child? I invite you to learn more about our fully-licensed preschool program for ages 2 through transitional kindergarten, which includes a flexible variety of full-day and part-day options: Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center.

I strongly believe in a play-based, child directed, process driven approach with an emphasis on authenticity. I value providing children with an individualized learning experience within a group setting. It is important to me that all children, families, and staff feel important and valued. I strive to build strong relationships within the school community.

Temple Role and Responsibilities

I came to Shir Hadash ECC as a classroom teacher in the preschool's second year (2010). Currently I divide my time between teaching in the classroom in addition to administrative duties. I am blessed to have a staff of educated, nurturing teachers working with me.

Training and Education

I have been in the early childhood field professionally since 1998. I have 45 ECE units and am constantly continuing my education through classes, workshops and professional publications. I have worked with aged birth through 8th grade.


I grew up in Orange County, CA and knew from an early age that I wanted to teach preschool, it's hard to imagine working in any other field. Contrary to what our students believe, I do not live at school! When I'm not at Shir Hadash, I enjoy reading, spending time with loved ones, practicing yoga and learning new things.

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Sh'vat 5783