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Gan Ilan Preschool

Gan Ilan or “Garden of the Trees” is Temple Isaiah’s preschool, serving children ages 2-6 years old.  The program is open to the community with priority given to members of Temple Isaiah.  At Gan Ilan, children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, with other children, and with the environment around them. We provide children with the opportunity to explore, question, practice and pretend in order to discover their world.  We see the child as curious, competent, and able to build theories and discover as their teachers support them by observing, documenting and further extending the learning process.

We believe that each child is a unique person who possesses an individual pattern of timing for their own growth and development. We accept and respect each child’s individuality, development, and learning style, and we design our curriculum to reflect these differing abilities. Our play-based curriculum is relevant, emergent and intertwined with Jewish life and practice.

We encourage you to explore our website, to contact us with any questions, and to set up a visit so we may share our program with you. Your child is more than welcome to join you on your visit to Gan Ilan.

Gan Ilan is located in Temple Isaiah’s Talmud Torah Center: 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Liz Kaufman, Director of Early Childhood Education can be reached at (925) 284-8453 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Enrollment and Tuition

Registration is open to both members and nonmembers of Temple Isaiah, with a priority enrollment period for temple members and currently enrolled families.  Interested parents of new students should schedule a visit to meet Liz Kaufman, the ECE director and to tour Gan Ilan. 

Gan Ilan has an open enrollment; applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the classes are full.  A nonrefundable enrollment fee of $100.00 must accompany your enrollment form. You will subsequently be billed for your tuition deposit (your last month’s tuition). The deposit reflects your membership status at the time the deposit is given. If you join Temple Isaiah, your tuition rate will change based on the month you have joined the temple, but your deposit will remain the same.

Click here for the 2014-2015 Enrollment Application

Click here for the 2014-2015 Fee Schedule

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Gan Ilan Administrative Staff


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