he Gan Shalom Cooperative Preschool is an early childhood educational
facility for children aged 24 months through 4 years old. The philosophy
of Gan Shalom Cooperative Preschool is that children experience
learning through meaningful play. The curriculum is designed to meet the
individual needs, interests and developmental stages of each child and
to create an atmosphere in which learning experiences will occur and
children take an active part in the learning process. It is our desire
to provide a warm, loving Jewish environment where each child feels
secure and happy, and where learning is meaningful and fun.
Shalom Cooperative Preschool believes that children’s first teachers
are their parents or guardians. Parents and caregivers play an active
role in our school as classroom aides on a rotating basis. They are also
actively involved in the governance of the Gan Shalom Cooperative
Preschool. Communication between home and school is a core value.