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Welcome to Gan HaYeled Preschool!

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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:


Monthly Tzedakah Project: Backpack Collection (for the fall) 
3 Gan Siyyum for "graduating" students
5 Last day of Lunch Bunch and Early Bird
6 Last day of school for Onah 10-month program
15 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
18 First day of Sweet Summertime Camp
21 Gan play date for new families


29 Gan play date for new families



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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