GanYeladim embraces an Emergent Curriculum philosophy, encouraging children to explore our spacious, well equipped classrooms and expansive natural playground while enjoying cooperative play with peers and experiencing art, music, dramatic play, literature, science, math, movement and more in a nurturing and supportive environment. Judaism is incorporated naturally throughout our day.

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Infants 2 months - 1 year old
Waddlers 1-2 year old
Toddlers 2-3 year old
Preschool 3-4 year old
Pre-K children the year before kindergarten 


Sample Daily Routine (Toddlers, Preschoolers and Pre Ks)

7:30-9:00- Early arrival for extended day children- free play

9:00-9:40- Arrival, free play for school day children

9:40-10:00- Davening, Jewish songs, stories and holidays with Zeesy Raskin (Gan Yeladim founder) on Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Lisa davens with the children on Wed. and Fri.

10:00-10:15- Snack. Children bring a snack from home, except on Fridays, when we celebrate Shabbat with a Shabbat party, special group snack, challah baking and other activities geared toward welcoming Shabbat.

10:15-11:00- Toddler, Preschoolers and Pre K project or choice time (art, science…)

11:00- 11:40- Outside exploration

11:45-12:00- Class meetings (books, music and movement)


12:15-12:45- Lunch

12:45- End of half day session

12:45- 1:00- preparation for nap and quiet time

1:00 - nap

1:00 - 1:30- Quiet time for non-nappers

1:30- 4:00- Small group play and outside time for non-nappers and children waking up from nap.

4:00- End of Preschool day

*4:00- 5:30- Extended day

*Friday (Shabbat) closing times vary according to season