The Garden School/Gan Israel Preschool is proud to be the premier preschool located in the heart of the Pico-Robertson area. Minutes from the I-10 our school is convenient to many neighborhoods and areas. Serving the community for over 20 years, the school has a well established program that enhances each child’s development through a curriculum that integrates the experiences in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our modern and spacious facility provides a dynamic setting using the most educationally sound early childhood materials. Through participation in individual and group activities, our goal is for each child to develop positive self esteem, independence, respect for themselves and others, a sense of responsibility, a love and curiosity for learning, and a sense of pride in their identity. Under the auspices of Chabad of California, we are licensed by the State of California, accredited through the National Association of Education for Young Children and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles, and funded through the California Department of Education. We invite you to visit our facility and meet with our administration and staff.

Philosophy
 
     The Garden School/Gan Israel Preschool welcomes each child regardless of background, religion or affiliation. We believe each child learns best in an environment that is rich in language and hands on experiences. We provide for the physical, intellectual and emotional growth of the children through activities that are child directed and teacher guided. Children are encouraged to explore, experiment and use their imagination to the fullest. Through the use of centers within the classroom, such as dramatic play, art, science, blocks, math and literacy, children gain readiness skills for future learning. Our staff works closely with each child to help develop a positive self-image through problem solving, encouraging self-expression and offering positive reinforcement. We believe that, based on Torah values, an atmosphere of enthusiasm for learning and a mutual respect between children, parents and teachers, are essential ingredients in early education.

 STAFF

Our staff is warm, nurturing and loving. Each member is carefully selected based upon education, credentials, experience and dedication to the principals of early childhood development. We recognize each child as an individual and strive to meet the unique needs of our students. Our teachers provide our children with the wonderful gift of a love for learning. As partners in the education process, our staff works to meet the particular needs of each family.
 
ATMOSPHERE

Our classes are held in a warm, nurturing environment in which the children feel secure to play, learn about others, explore, and have an opportunity to experience a variety of enriching activities. The school fosters positive self-esteem, a love for learning and creative expression through hands-on experiences. Gym and music classes enhance our already exciting program. The bright, comfortable classrooms and large outdoor play area create a setting both challenging and enjoyable for your child. Holiday celebrations, weekly newsletters, social activities, speakers and individual conferences provide a climate of parents and teachers working together through commitment, caring and cooperation. Located minutes from the I-10 and in the heart of the Pico-Robertson area, our school is convenient to many neighborhoods and workplaces.

For more information please call 310-301-9770