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.  

Sweet Summertime Camp registration is now open.


Welcome to the Gan, a premier Jewish preschool in Washington, DC. We are a community of students, staff, and parents who learn and play together. Our children, ages six months to five years, are excited to come to school to experience new things and see familiar faces. Children form friendships with one another that sometimes turn into lifelong relationships, and parents frequently make plans for coffee and get-togethers with other families. We are a diverse community of families who celebrate traditions together, and whose children learn to love learning.  more >


Gan News

New! Parent education webinar series

Over the next three months, join us for a series of interactive webinars covering a variety of topics designed for parents. View the flyer here!
Register here


Save the Date!
While the Gan Gala will NOT be happening this school year, we urge you to save May 21st for an amazing community event, the celebration of Doris Herman and her Puppies. We hope to see you on Sunday, May 21st, from
3-5pm in the Kay Auditorium. Please join the Gan and the entire Adas community as we wish Doris the best as she retires after more than 40 years at the Gan. More information will be coming, but if you'd like to help or attend, please contact Marsha Pinson at This is an Adas community event and all past and present Gan famiilies are invited.



Gan staff were asked to write what the Gan means to them. This work of art is what they said:

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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.