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Warmth. Love. Safety. Jewish Values. Discovery. Adventure. Community. Partnership. Education. Play. Art. Nature. Exploration. Joy. Connection. Jewish Identity. Friendship. Support. Curiosity. Possibility. Creativity. Wonder.

Welcome to The Gan Family!​

The Gan is a warm, safe and loving preschool that engages each child on their journey to develop a passion for learning, share the joys of our heritage, and shape a lifelong, positive identity rooted proudly in their Judaism.​​

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What parents are saying...

'This is so much more than a preschool. This is something different.'

“The Gan has been everything we wanted, and a whole lot more of what we didn’t know we needed, in a preschool!

It has provided a lovely and peaceful environment for our 1 year old son, who has thrived since he started attending. Every day, he is so excited to arrive and expresses interest to stay longer during pickup!

The director is incredibly kind, organized and attentive, and ensures that the school follows the strictest guidelines in regard to our child’s health and well-being.

Meal and nap/sleep times at home  improved instantaneously since his attendance here. Our son enjoys several art and tactile experiences that he is introduced to in a progressive and intentional way.

Judaism is woven throughout the days/weeks in an accessible manner, giving us a platform to introduce our faith to him in a way he can connect with. The Gan is so much more than a school and we couldn’t feel happier or more blessed to be a part of the community it fosters so effectively.”

'We send our daughter to The Gan, not just because the way she learns about her Jewish roots, or becuase the food is healthy. We send our daughter to The Gan not just because the great educational approach, beautiful pictures that we receive, the long walks in nature and the investment in every physical detail. 

We send her mainly because since her 2nd day at The Gan, she is so excited and happy to go every morning to meet her teacher and her friends. She truly loves The Gan, and feels loved and welcomed.'

'The Gan preschool has been an absolute dream for our daughter. From the initial conversations, it was clear that the staff cares deeply about children and that the Gan was more than babysitting -- it was immersive, experiential, fun, socializing, and educational. I even take note of the activities they do with the older kids so I can copy them at home when she's older! The teachers take the time every day to send us updates and photos, to note anything particularly exciting or something to look out for. We are so grateful for the individual attention, knowing that our daughter is really being "seen" every day. Being a part of The Gan feels like being part of a caring community that really knows our daughter and our family.'

'We are so happy to see how our daughter is thriving and what she is learning at The Gan. Thank you for taking such good care of her.'

'We love this preschool. It has been a difficult time for everyone with Covid but I am able to see how being here is allowing our son to thrive on a social and emotional level. I am sure that this is really thanks to the time he spends at preschool. They have a wonderful curriculum with activities that provide chances for the children to explore their world in an age appropriate way and become engrossed in play. It is so clear that they care for each child's needs and development. We have always felt good and safe dropping him off in the morning; he is welcomed in so lovingly is happy to go.'

'The Gan experience is beyond wonderful! An engaging curriculum while still completely developmentally appropriate. The kids learn by DOING and by GOING! Each day there's a walk either to a park or to the beach; at the preschool, there's homemade snacks and meals provided; they work with your child on potty training or nap schedules. Communication is regular and responsive. In short: it's the best-kept secret on the Island!'

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We are taking the utmost care and consideration for the children, families, staff and general community’s health and safety. We strictly follow all current CDC and Alameda County Health Department guidelines, policies and procedures.

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We’d love to meet you and learn more about how The Gan can best serve your family’s needs.

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