'Watch your child blossom'

The Gan provides care for toddlers 8 months to 5 years of age and is open on

Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am -3:00pm.

Infants: Little Sprouts 

Toddlers: Little Buds 

Preschoolers Little Flowers

“Gan” is the Hebrew word for Garden. We view each child as a seed, so pure and impressionable, eager and ready to absorb the joys of life in a garden filled with exciting new experiences and the warmth of Judaism.

With a small group in a home setting, children receive individualized attention, according to their needs. The staff at The Gan are, above all, concerned about your child and their development and will shower your child with love. ​ ​

The Gan offers a play-based schedule and is inspired by the Reggio Emelia philosohpy.

Our mission is to provide children with a warm, loving environment where they develop a passion for learning, share the joys of our heritage, and shape a lifelong, positive Jewish identity.

The Gan endeavors to:​

  • Honor and celebrate the unique qualities of each child, guiding them on the path of lifelong learning.

  • Be committed to the highest quality early childhood education.​


  • Support the professional development of staff through ongoing training, up to date materials and other support services available.


The Gan is an affiliate of Chabad of Alameda, an organization that is dedicated to spreading the wonders and rewards of Judaism in a nonjudgmental and inclusive manner.

Chabad today, is the largest and most dynamic unified religious, educational and social force in the Jewish world. The movement boasts more than three thousand branches in nearly fifty countries on six continents.

Nearly a million Jewish children are touched via our schools, institutions, summer camps and extra curricular programs around the world each year. 

The Chabad centers everywhere serve the needs of all Jews, no matter their level of knowledge, observance or affiliation.

Click on the following links for more:

Mission | Philosophy Staff​

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