Our mission is to cultivate each child’s natural curiosity to explore the world around them, to support each child as they develop personally, socially, and academically, and to instill in each child a sense of appreciation for the rich role of culture and language in shaping their lives and the lives of those around them.
Gan Yeladim strives to create a loving and nurturing environment that helps to instill a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Our teachers have a deep knowledge and understanding of children and their unique developmental needs and utilize this knowledge as they plan, implement, and assess meaningful curriculum through providing powerful and authentic learning experiences using in-depth investigation of real world topics worthy of children’s attention and effort. We devotedly nurture a culture of partnership, kindness, and respect between teachers and families through parent participation, communication, and family and community events that enable every child to attain a life-long sense of belonging and love of learning.
Although all children progress through a series of different developmental stages of cognitive development, their rate of development is unique to the specific child. Our teachers value children as individuals and provide classroom activities that are engaging and stimulating for all children respective to their individual development.
We believe that children are born with a natural curiosity about their world. Children learn best when given the opportunity to explore and interact with their environment and play is an integral part of that process. When children engage in individual and group play, they are learning skills that support success in life and are essential to the proper development of the whole child as it encourages competency in problem solving, muscle coordination, motor planning, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, and self-expression.
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The student's at Gan Yeladim got a new addition to the playground this winter! The playhouse has been such a blast for the kids!
Cold Weather Tips
1. Wear layers
2. Stay hydrated
3. Don't forget accessories
4. Protect skin
5. Wash your hands to prevent spread of germs
January 20, 2020
Somewhere over the Rainbow
This week we are exploring the vibrant world of rainbows and colors. After all, it's a colorful world we live in!
As a part of our school community, your child will learn to:
Play alone and with others
Share and take turns
Explore and expand interests and abilities
Listen to others
Develop feelings of security and success
Experience a mostly child group situation
vs. a mostly adult group
Expand language abilities
Learn social skills needed to play games and make friends
Learn from others while broadening his/her horizons
Our program goals include:
To provide a caring, child-centered preschool learning environment.
To provide for each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs and development.
To create an enriched environment in which learning and cooperating are exciting and rewarding.
To recognize parents as the primary caregivers of their children as valuable partners in their child’s education
To encourage children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of developmentally age-appropriate activities while pursuing their own interests in the context of life in the community and world
To nourish each child’s self-expression and creativity.
To stimulate each child’s self-worth and potential.