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.  


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

Camp Registration Is now open!

Summertime at Adas Israel’s Gan HaYeled is about making friends, actively learning, and participating in Jewish traditions. Many first-time Gan students enroll in our Sweet Summertime Camp to become familiar with the school and ease transitions at the beginning of the school year*. Returning students enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with the teachers and friends they have grown to love. Camp runs from mid-June through early-August, and veteran Gan teachers staff the classes.

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*Children must be 2 1/2 years old to enroll in Sweet Summertime Camp



Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is going well. If you have registered, received your acceptance, and paid your $1000 deposit, you should have received an information form from Sheri this week. 

The school goes through a very thoughtful process for each child’s placement, looking both at the interest of the individual child and the class. Although we do our best to honor as many requests as possible, please know that many factors go into forming classes such as gender ratios, chronological and developmental ages of the children, recommendations from current staff, friendships from previous years, and individual characteristics of the children and the staff. We care about each and every child and work to find the best possible placement for everyone.

If you still want to register, we do have some spaces and the application can be found here. To pay your $1000 deposit, please go here.  If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Sheri.



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

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June 13 - Gan Closed (Shavuot)

June 20 - Sweet Summertime Begins

July 4 - Gan Closed

August 7 - GPA Picnic (Norwood Park)


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.