Judaism teaches that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important. A child is viewed as a plant that we nurture with the utmost care, since the seedling's every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self.
At Gan Torah our objective is to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where young children can grow and develop emotionally, socially, cognitively as well as physically. Our staff are recognized for their love towards the children and focused on the individual progress of each of their students.
Our curriculum is based on the latest innovative ideas in early childhood education with a focus on skill, independence, self confidence and community. Additionally, we endeavor to impart a love and flair for the beauty of our religion and culture, as well as nurture and develop faith and trust in G‑d. We hope to inculcate a love for Israel, all things Jewish and an involvement in the performance of the Mitzvot.
In early childhood, the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted. Our program offers personal, social and academic growth. Young children develop at different paces. Our teachers are sensitive to the wide range of abilities and developmental levels within this age group. They offer creative activities that fit into the broad developmental continuum represented by the students.
Each classroom has teachers who guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded learning world. The classroom is a community in which Jewish values are modeled and reinforced. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's most important work-creative play. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, outdoor activity, and hands-on exploration.
Our school is an affiliate of the international Chabad Lubavitch movement that is dedicated to spreading the wonders and rewards of Judaism throughout the globe in a nonjudgmental and inclusive manner.
Chabad today, is the largest and most dynamic unified religious, educational and social force in the Jewish world. The movement boasts more than three thousand branches in nearly fifty countries on six continents.
Nearly a million Jewish children are touched via our schools, institutions, summer camps and extra curricular programs around the world each year. Our centers everywhere serve the needs of all Jews, no matter their level of knowledge, observance or affiliation.
Gan Torah Preschool is directly under the local Chabad of Greater south Bay Area. To learn more about the family programming, adult education, Summer camp, Jewish Childrens library and other local Chabad centers