At the Gan, as our name suggests*, our goal is to tend to and nurture our children. We provide "fertilizer" for minds - the appropriate "nutrients" that will work for each particular child. We provide the ingredients for growth and allow the time for our “flowers” to grow and flourish at their own developmental time and pace. We recognize the innate competence of children, and that each will reach their potential in their own way and time. Our teachers work to expand children’s learning without trying to control their development.
As this article suggests, we all want our children to learn to go down stairs; we don't want to push them down the stairs. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you as we celebrate the development of each child.
*Gan means garden in Hebrew