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Parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who can't afford to send their children to Jewish preschool may be in for a rude surprise.

A new study finds that between two-thirds and three-quarters of Bay Area Jewish early childhood education programs are understaffed, hard to find, difficult to get to, and challenging for parents to afford, reports Your Daily Phil, via eJewishPhilanthropy.

"There hadn't been this level of research" in the area, says Danielle Foreman, chief program officer of the Koret Foundation, which helped fund the study with EarlyJ.

The survey of 180 parents found that a year of preschool tuition runs from $9,900 to $35,400, with a median of $19,300 per year.

"Everything starts with early childhood education," says Sharona Israeli-Roth, founding president and executive director of EarlyJ.

"That's where you create your friendships, that's where you really have community."

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