Gan Yeladim embraces a Reggio Emilia 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. 

 

 CLASSES: 
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) 
Morning: 

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

9:00-12:00- Arrival, 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.

Davening- including Jewish songs and holiday discussions. 

Free play. 

Child directed project work including math, science, and literacy.  

Atelier time with Beth Starger, Gan Yeladim atelierista.

Outdoor exploration.  

Afternoon:

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