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Gan West Preschool

12053 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 391-9800


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Gan West Preschool is committed to providing a loving, nurturing and stimulating environment for young children and their inquisitive minds.

Our belief is that children learn through best through play. Our program provides a safe environment in which young children can grow through play and hands-on exploration. Children are given many opportunities for experimentation and involvement including cooking, science, creative arts, music and movement.

Our program weaves Jewish values and traditions seamlessly, through music, holiday celebrations, weekly Shabbat party, and daily good deeds such as charity and kindness to one another.

Following NAEYC guidelines, our program provides a nurturing, high quality environment, where each child is given the opportunity to grow physically, cognitively socially, emotionally, and creatively.

We believe that each child has a unique set of interests, abilities, and styles of learning. Our goal is to create a program that can respond to those individual differences as well as enjoy and celebrate those differences.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school