The Gan HaYeled PreSchool at Adas Israel Congregation is a warm and welcoming, NAEYC Accredited Preschool in the heart of Washington, DC. Known for its strong community of students, parents, and faculty, the Gan is the perfect place for children to learn, grow, and have fun! Now offering both Full Day and Part Time programs.  

Sweet Summertime Camp registration is now open.


Welcome to the Gan, a premier Jewish preschool in Washington, DC. We are a community of students, staff, and parents who learn and play together. Our children, ages six months to five years, are excited to come to school to experience new things and see familiar faces. Children form friendships with one another that sometimes turn into lifelong relationships, and parents frequently make plans for coffee and get-togethers with other families. We are a diverse community of families who celebrate traditions together, and whose children learn to love learning.  more >


Gan News

New! Parent education webinar series

Over the next three months, join us for a series of interactive webinars covering a variety of topics designed for parents. View the flyer here!
Register here


teacher appreciation week may 1-5

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 1-5 and we have a lot to appreciate! Please register for our special Kiddush (following Shabbat Sing) on Friday, May 5th in Kay Hall. Please consider donating. Your donation will contribute to the teachers' treats and gifts throughout the week. We thank you!
The Gan Parent Association

Register and donate here!



Gan staff were asked to write what the Gan means to them. This work of art is what they said:

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The Gan has been NAEYC accredited since 1994.  Visit NAEYC to learn about the criteria to obtain accreditation.

Click here for NAEYC resources for families.