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Philosophy

At the Gan, we use a play-based developmental approach. We recognize that all children learn in different ways, at different paces. Along with the fundamental skills taught in our curriculum, we believe enrichment activities and parent involvement are critical ways to extend learning opportunities. Our children are part of a vibrant community of learners. more >

 

Enrichment

We have an exciting and thoughtful enrichment program in music, movement, and Judaism.  We also provide extended learning opportunities through dedicated time on our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities. more >

Curriculum

We know that preschool-aged children learn differently than older children and adults. They need to physically interact with their world, manipulate it, experience and observe it in order to learn. Through play at the Gan, children learn motor skills, social-emotional skills, science, technology, engineering, arts, math, language & literacy, and Judaics.  more >

School Support Services

The Gan is committed to providing a quality early childhood education for all children. We foster inclusivity by staffing a full-time developmental support coordinator who can assess and coordinate services to accommodate the needs of all our students. more>


Tzedakah

The Gan is committed to infusing early childhood education with Jewish traditions and values. Tzedakah is one such value that is visible throughout our program and community. From collections of items for those in need, to hands-on projects that involve children and parents, the Gan helps our children understand that helping others and the world we live in is not just a privilege -- it’s an obligation. Click here to read more about the Gan’s tzedakah initiatives and the organizations we support.


Accreditation

Gan HaYeled has completed the rigorous re-accreditation program of the NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Early childhood programs accredited by NAEYC's National Academy of Early Childhood Programs have voluntarily participated in a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria. Gan HaYeled has been NAEYC accredited since 1994. A copy of the criteria can be obtained from NAEYC.  

Also in its history, Gan HaYeled has been commended by the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning (z”l) and by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.