at FREE of Brighton Beach Expands
Mazel Day Care Will Continue to Grow
Mazel Day Care, a preschool at the FREE Center of Brighton
has recently completed its construction on new classrooms
to accommodate the needs of growing school, when the doors
opened in September of this year over 40 children were enrolled
in the preschool, says Mrs. Chani Okunov, Mazel’s Educational
The preschool provides quality early childhood education
in the neighborhood to Russian-Jewish families, developing
both preschool and
Jewish education to children between two and five years
old. The staff is bilingual so that Mazel can and does prepare
the children for their entry into yeshiva grade school.
The students, from religious to non-observant backgrounds,
come from different Russian-Jewish communities in Brooklyn
including Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead
Bay, Boro Park and Seagate.
Located at 2915 Brighton 6th Street, the preschool’s
Program is staffed with caring experienced teachers, state-of-art
classrooms equipped with top-of-line educational toys, books & games,
with computers in each classroom and licensed by the New
York City Department of Health.
“Exposing kids to their heritage in a positive and
fun atmosphere instills a strong sense of Jewish pride for
many years to come” Says Mrs. Chani Okunov, Mazel’s
“My Dima went to three Russian preschools in this
area before coming to Mazel. Now he can’t wait to come
to school every morning.” Says Rena Yabakov, mother
of Dima, a 3½ years-old.
Other testimonials from parents talk of the teachers in
glowing terms and how their children are making progress.
“We have been blessed that Mazel Day Care has grown
into a preschool of over 40 children thanks to the deep generosity
of Mr. Moshe Guralnik and Mr. Alex Balanevsky”, Reflects
Rabbi Hersh Okunov, Director of the FREE Center of Brighton
Beach. “With the help of the Almighty we will continue
to expand to accommodate an additional 40 children for the
next school year”.
To get more information about Mazel Day Care, or to contribute
to its new Scholarship Fund, please call Mazel Day Care @
Back to Top