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Gan Mah Tov Preschool

3778 Park Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94602

(510) 530-2146


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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Jewish learning|Drama|Dancing|Hebrew and English language

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Gan Mah Tov our aim is clear: to provide an exemplary Jewish education coupled with an unsurpassed secular preschool curriculum.

To that end, we offer an innovative program for children designed to develop social skills, ignite and strengthen imagination, build self-confidence and foster pride in our Jewish heritage.

- From the Gan Mah Tov Preschool website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a monthly parent education class. 15 hours of family volunteer hours required. Parent/teacher conferences held once a year but ongoing interactions are encouraged on a daily basis. - Per phone conversation with staff.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • 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