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


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.  
Anxiety & Resiliency February 23 @ 8:30-9:30pm
Washington DC’s own Wake Kendall Group will lead this webinar, focusing on managing anxiety and building resiliency for your children. 
The Birds & The Bees March 23 @ 8:30-9:30pm
Parenting expert Amy Lang knows that the birds and the bees can be tough to talk about; but with a little information, some careful thought and planning it’s possible to have comfortable and effective conversations that help your kids make good decisions.    
Tips To Keep Children Safe April 20 @ 8:30-9:30pm
Adas Israel’s Social Action Committee & Gun Violence Prevention group will discuss common sense practices to ensure your children are safe at all times.
A donation of $18 to Mazon (Jewish Answer to Hunger) is suggested.

Click here to register.  



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.