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Welcome to Gan Shalom Preschool

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Welcome to Gan Shalom

Gan Shalom offers a warm, creative, Jewish environment, where children are exposed to the world of discovery, exploration and learning.

At Gan Shalom, your child is special. Our teachers care for and are sensitive to your child’s needs. They are experienced with preschoolers, and are patient, loving and nurturing.

Gan Shalom offers a unique blend of learning experiences. One of our most basic concerns is to help children develop social skills; to relate to each other in a friendly manner of communication and cooperation.

Gan Shalom offers an academic, richly varied curriculum, with an emphasis on literacy and discovery. We offer a language rich environment that is conducive to learning. Even our littlest children are exposed to numbers and letters, and are encouraged to grow, explore and learn in a way that is relevant to them. Our nursery and kindergarten students have a literacy-rich curriculum that encourages them to be reading by the time they finish our program. Each child is encouraged to proceed at their own pace, so learning is enjoyable too!

We use a hands-on technique when teaching almost every topic, as children learn best when they can do, touch, taste, manipulate, build, and create, everything that they are learning. With every theme that we learn about, we make sure to include some science, math, language, building, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, and drama activities, thus encouraging all children to learn, using their particular learning styles. We also encourage the children to learn independently and become responsible young people. Gan Shalom provides excitement to our program by doing new things every day, while providing a routine that the children are familiar with so that they can feel comfortable in their environment.

We teach Jewish traditions and holidays, such as mezuzah, Hanukkah, shofar and Tallit, in a way that nursery children can understand. We bring them an excitement for Jewish culture, encouraging family participation and involvement.

We look forward to having you join our Gan Shalom family.

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Affordable Rates

Our preschool is part of the Canada-Wide Early Learning & Child Care (CWELCC) System.
Rates are subject to change based on government funding. For now our rates are:
Infants: $747.14, Pre-Nursery: $634.57, Nursery: $585.16

Full Day Program

Our full-day program runs 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM with the additional option of early drop-off at 7:45 AM and late pick-up at 5:30 PM.

Qualified Teachers

Our incredible teachers have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We staff Registered Early Childhood Educators in every classroom, alongside knowledgeable and responsive assistants. All of our staff have a clear police record check, and are also certified in First Aid and CPR.

Jewish Education

At Gan-Shalom your kid will be exposed to Shabbat celebrations, the observance of different Jewish holidays, Torah stories, Hebrew, Jewish music and foods and so much more of what Judaism has to offer–all geared at the perfect level for a young child. Your child will experience Judaism with all of their senses in a safe and nurturing environment designed with their needs and abilities in mind.

What We Offer

At our education center, we provide a variety of benefits and advantages for your kids’ successful education, while allowing your kid to stay fully active, creative and healthy

Library

We have a Library with children's books for your enjoyment. The books range from Jewish concepts to behavior to comic. Take them home and read them to your children at your convenience.

Field Trips

Throughout the year your child will participate in several exciting and educational field trips. Permission slips will be sent home and must be signed and returned before each trip. The school will make arrangements for transportation. When needed, we will ask parents to help chaperone and accompany us on some outings.

Mitzvah Note and Tzedakah

Please send a Mitzvah Note periodically. This is a note that tells something special that the child has done. Children really look forward to hearing what their parents have to say.

We like to encourage the children to give to others less fortunate, so we ask that parents send in some pennies in a small labeled container to be given as tzedakah, charity, every day.

Snacks & Birthdays

We serve healthy snacks and lunch to all children daily.
Due to the common allergic reaction some children have to nuts and peanuts and various other foods such as sesame, eggs or fish, we ask all parents to refrain from bringing in food from home.
Classroom birthday parties may be arranged in cooperation with the staff at school – at least two weeks in advance.
Please do not ask teachers to distribute birthday invitations for parties out of school time.

Shabbat Party

Friday is a very special day at Gan Shalom. On Friday we organize a Shabbat party for the children. Every week a different boy or girl will be chosen to be the Ima (Mommy) or Abba (Daddy).

Curriculum

Children follow a curriculum that is varied in activities, based on different themes. The themes are used as a spring board to teach the children various skills that they need to grow and mature. Curriculum night for each class is held early in the school year. At curriculum night, the teachers explain the curriculum for the upcoming school year, their goals that they wish to achieve with the children, and their daily schedule. CLICK HERE for more info.
 

Our Programs

Arts Program

 
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Jewish Studies

 
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Sports Program

 
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Gan - Shalom Jewish Preschool

10500 Bathurst Street, Maple, Ontario, L6A 0H2 Canada. Tel: 905-303-1880
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