The Gan Yeladim philosophy is rooted in being both child-centered
and family-centered, as reﬂected in our ﬂexible program options.
Designed to satisfy the needs of all of our families, these options are
reﬂective of the children's needs for consistency and age-appropriate
time in school. Gan Yeladim enrolls children ranging in age from 15
months through 5 years.
The toddler years are a time when children challenge their own independence. They learn to dress themselves, use the bathroom, feed themselves, get along with others, and play independently. With the knowledge that children learn all the time and not just when adults are ready to teach them, caregivers work toward developing a physical environment that enables teachers to use every interaction they have with toddlers as a learning situation. Our program is designed to provide toddlers with the opportunity to be as independent as possible, to develop their language, to practice small and large motor developmental skills, and to sample a wide variety of experiences and materials.
Toddlers (15 month- 3 years) attend Gan Yeladim 2-5 days per week
Preschool children are eager to explore as they touch, taste, smell, hear, and test things for themselves. Preschoolers learn from their play as they build upon previous knowledge, enhance their language skills, and increase their social development through interacting with peers and teachers. The preschool program provides learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for this age group through our different planned activities and interest centers. Examples of these centers include the block center, dramatic play area, manipulative center, art center, quiet area, book corner, sensory play spaces, gross motor area and the outdoor learning environment. Activities are designed to encourage and facilitate social interactions and individual skill development.
Pre-School (ages 3 - 5 years) attend Gan 2-5 days per week
Toddler 15 Months – 3 Years 1:5
Preschool 3 years – 5 Years 1:8
Children may attend Gan Yeladim anytime from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. We ask that children are dropped off before 11 AM and after 3 PM.