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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 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 the world around them. 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 philosophy and classes and hours, and to contact us with any questions you have about our program.

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)

How to Apply

Temple Isaiah’s Early Childhood Education Director, Liz Kaufman, is eager to meet with prospective parents. We encourage you to explore our philosophy, to contact us with any questions, and to set up a visit so we may share our program with you.

Please call (925) 284-8453 to set up a tour and to obtain an application.  Open enrollment begins January 20, 2014.  Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the classes are full. 

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