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Click Below to Explore the Four Pillars of The Gan Community:

Gan HaYeled Preschool
Joyfully Jewish, Reggio-inspired, Inclusive, Antiracist preschool; full-day, part-day, and summer camp. 

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Gan HaMishpacha
Family center embracing children, families, and caregivers throughout the early years.

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Gan HaNeshama
Multidisciplinary evaluation center supporting children’s growth & development, while fostering areas of strength.

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Gan HaTeva
Outdoor education program addressing the nature-deficit disorder in contemporary childhood.

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Admissions Information

Applications open in December 2022 for September 2023: 

Fast Facts about the Gan

  • Preschool founded in 1972
  • Jewish values and Jewish community form our foundation
  • Educational practices are play-based, progressive, and Reggio-inspired
  • Core operating hours are 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Inclusion program supports a diverse range of development
  • Outdoor playground onsite; campus is adjacent to Rock Creek Park
  • Onsite parking lot and Metro-accessible via Cleveland Park Station
  • The Gan includes Gan HaYeled Preschool, Gan HaMishpachah family center, and Gan HaNeshama multidisciplinary evaluation center.


The Gan is a holistic community, a k'hillah,  grounded in the Jewish values, rituals, and practices of Adas Israel Synagogue. It is a part of all of us - the beating heart of our community of young families - and has been since the preschool opened in 1972. We know the Gan as a place defined by love for children and respect for their relationships. The Gan has never “only” been a place of education and caregiving but has long been a community hub through which children, families, and educators form lifelong friendships. The Gan is a place that impacts people's lives.


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