Director of The Gan

At The Gan - Alameda Jewish Preschool, I welcome each child as one of my own. I am licensed by the State of California which means I'm fingerprinted, CPR/first aid trained, and my home has passed a fire safety and child-proofing inspection. 

Early Childhood has always been my passion. Taking care of children is what I love. I studied at the Teachers Seminary of Sefad Israel and gained a true appreciation and enthusiasm for early childhood education. I have 15+ years of experience of babysitting and taking care of infants. In addition to ten years experience working as a teacher in preschool, elementary school and many summer camps, I am now a Mom of four children. 

In my warm and welcoming home, I work together with the most wonderful assistant and as a team we ensure each child gets the utmost attention, love and care.

I provide delicious home cooked hot lunch every day as well as healthy, nutritious snacks.

Children experience the joys of Judaism at the Gan and discover the beauty of all the Jewish holidays and Mitzvot.

The reason why I have a preschool in my home is simple: I am passionate about raising children with love and care, according to their needs. 

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Mushki Shmotkin