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Welcome to Gan HaYeled Preschool

Click Here to Apply for Gan HaYeled 2020-2021!

For information about Summer Camp 2020, please visit our Admissions page linked above.

Open/close calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is available here.

Fast Facts about the Gan:

  • Founded in 1972
  • 15 classrooms
  • 175 students
  • 50 teachers
  • "Full day" offering of 8am-6pm
  • "School day" offering of 9am-12pm or -3pm
  • Year-round, school-year, and summer-extension available
  • Outdoor playground onsite
  • Onsite parking lot
  • Metro-accessible via Cleveland Park Station
  • 2019/2020 Academic Calendar 

Summer Camp registration information will be available in late January or early February. Email with any questions about Summer Camp.



Our school:

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! We offer 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.

Snow & Weather Policy:

The Gan follows the inclement weather policy of the DC Public Schools and the Federal Government. Please listen to the radio and/or television for announcements. Information can also be found on the DCPS and OPM websites. We will also send email/text announcements and put closing information on our website.

1. If D.C. Public Schools or the Federal Government is closed, we are closed.

2. If D.C. schools or the Federal Government have a delay, we will open at 10:00 am.

3. If D.C. schools or the Federal Government announce early dismissal, please come to the school ASAP to get your child.

Due to the above policy, on days that Montgomery County Public Schools are closed and DC Public Schools are open, the Gan will be open. However, staff will use their discretion and err on the side of safety in deciding to come to work. Classes may be combined to meet the needs of the Gan community.





Quick Links

Registration Forms

Click on the links below for information and registration. 

· Early Bird (drop your child off 8:00-9:00am)

· School Lunch (kosher lunch delivered to your child’s classroom daily)

· Lunch Bunch (extend your child’s day from 12:00-3:00pm)

· GPA Challah (weekly challah in your child’s cubby)

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