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Welcome to Gan HaYeled Preschool!

The Gan HaYeled Preschool at Adas Israel Congregation is a warm and welcoming, NAEYC Accredited Preschool in the heart of Washington, DC. Known for its strong community of students, parents, and faculty, the Gan is the perfect place for children to learn, grow, and have fun! Now offering both Full Day and Part Time programs. 

Our Philosophy

At the Gan, we use a play-based developmental approach. We recognize that all children learn in different ways, at different paces. Along with the fundamental skills taught in our curriculum, we believe enrichment activities and parent involvement are critical ways to extend learning opportunities. Our children are part of a vibrant community of learners.

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A Note From Darci

As the school year concludes, and the summer begins, let us remember that value of allowing time and space for children to connect with nature. Henry David Thoreau taught, “Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence…The voice of nature is always encouraging.” Here in the Gan our connection to nature is strong, and we look forward to greater opportunities for natural play and exploration, in the sunny days ahead.

We wish every family a joyous summer. One that allows moments of laughter, adventure, and togetherness. We hope your children dig in the dirt, play in the sand, and splash in the water. For those children and families returning to the Gan in the Fall, we look forward to seeing you soon. For those children and families who will enjoy the Gan in the Summertime, great things are in store—water play, in-house field trips, and so much more! To those moving on, we say L'hitraot--come back and visit--the Gan and Adas Israel will always be you home!

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Calendar Highlights:


14 Class lists have been sent out
29 Parent Schmooze 6:30-7:30 (adults only)
      Back to School Night 7:30-9pm (adults only)
31 Class Visits


4 First day of classes
   Tea and Tissues in the Beit Midrash every day of first week
5 Lunch Bunch and Early Bird begin
10-11 Gan CLOSED for Rosh Hashana
18-19 Gan CLOSED for Yom Kippur
20 Kiss and Ride begins
21 Shabbat Sing- parents invited from now on
      Dinner for Families with Young Children
23 Last day to register for October lunches
24-25 Gan CLOSED for Sukkot
27 First fire drill of the year 
23 Last day to register for October lunches
28 Snack in the Shack at 12pm
29 Shabbat Tinok

The Gan has been NAEYC accredited since 1994.  Visit NAEYC to learn about the criteria to obtain accreditation. Click  here for NAEYC resources for families.


    The Mildred and Jess Fisher Early Childhood Center - Gan HaYeled Preschool  Adas Israel 2850 Quebec Street, NW Washington, DC 20008 | p: 202.362.4491 | f: 202.363.7236

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