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Gan Hayeled Nursery School

75 Rimmon Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525-2003

(203) 389-2111


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Gan Hayeled Nursery School is a non-profit School sponsored by Congregation B'nai Jacob. We aim to serve as a support for whole families, working in partnership with parents to help meet the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of their children. Children are helped to deal with their own and other's feelings as well as to become members of the larger community of Gan Hayeled. The environment is designed to be caring, warm

and responsive. Structure is provided through careful room arrangement, rules and routines that have an order, which is safe and predictable. Within the daily regular schedule, children are encouraged and helped to make many individual choices. We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their own work and play. Carefully planned small group and individual activities in art, cooking, music, story telling, movement, math and science are the vehicles for providing such experiences. Materials and projects are thoughtfully selected so as to be appropriate to the developmental levels of the children. Our indoor space is divided into informal interests areas for block building, science, dramatic play, art and messy projects, cooking, manipulative, and private spaces, active and quiet places. We view the outdoors as an important extension of the indoor experience. We have worked hard to make sure that children have a place that provides for physical challenge in many areas - running, climbing, sliding digging, building, riding bikes and dramatic play.

Parents are invited to become involved in all aspects of our school. They may be asked to accompany groups on trips or to assist during special activities. Parents are ALWAYS WELCOME to visit Gan Hayeled at any time during the day.

We encourage parents to keep us informed of events within the family that may affect children so that the staff can be understanding, supportive and helpful as possible."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The children will be able to explore and learn through group activities, circle time, story time, music and art."
Excerpted from the preschool's website