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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.

Ma Hadash - What's New?

A Note From Stephanie

Children remind us continuously that beauty and joy exists all around us. This is especially comforting during moments such as the tragic event that occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. As adults, we all process tragedy in different ways; some of us keep busy and avoid all reports, while others read as much and as often as they can to process how and why this could happen. Children are incredibly perceptive creatures. Despite your ability to turn off the news and limit your conversations, they feel your distress and unease and may hear information they cannot process. Unexpected questions and comments may ensue. Our Parent Resource Bank has articles and links for information about talking with young children about antisemitism and violence.

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Calendar Highlights:


6 Open House 9:30 am
13-16 Vision and Hearing Screenings 
16 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
21 Gan CLOSES at noon
22-23 Gan CLOSED for Thanksgiving
28 Open House 9:30am


3 Gan CLOSED for Parent-Teacher Conferences
12 Gan Open House @ 7:30 pm
13 Gan CLOSED for Professional Development Conference
18 Last day of school for Onah classes (2/3/5 day, 5+2, 5+3)
21 Last day of school for Shanah classes (8am-6pm schedule)
22-January 1 Gan CLOSED for Winter Break



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

Wed, November 14 2018 6 Kislev 5779