Gan Ami: Early Childhood
Learn and Grow at the JCC!
Gan Ami, in Hebrew means “garden of my people.” Here at Gan Ami, the Early Childhood Program at the JCC, we are like a garden where the seeds of early learning are planted, constantly tended and allowed to flourish and grow.
Gan Ami’s progressive curriculum is based on the concept that children between the ages of one and five do not learn because they are taught, they learn as a result of their own doing… through actions, relationships, inquiries, opportunities and repetition. Our students learn by doing, by discovery and exploration, by developing relationships and through repetition. Children here are warmly nurtured, totally engaged and incredibly excited to be a part of Gan Ami, the only school in Wisconsin and one of only 7 in the United States to be nationally accredited by the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI).
Gan Ami targets three main ages groups:
As a parent looking for an early childhood experience for your child, you’ll want to know that she/he will be safe, well cared for, comfortable, engaged, encouraged, supported and inspired. When you ask friends and neighbors about your options, chances are you’ll be told to check out the JCC's Gan Ami program at the JCC. We are very proud to hear how our fantastic reputation precedes us. But you can’t just believe the extremely positive buzz you hear about Gan Ami. You’ve got to come visit and feel the warmth, love and learning that take place here every day.
The JCC Difference
When your child begins in our preschool, your entire family joins the JCC family. Both moms and dads make new friends through our Teva Spa, fitness facility and classes, sports leagues, art programs and family events. At the JCC, the entire family makes friends for life.
Two Sites - One Vision
To schedule a visit at Gan Ami: Whitefish Bay, contact Tracy Korabic, Gan Ami Business Manager, at 414-967-8173.
To schedule a visit at Gan Ami: Mequon contact Rixanne Lefco, Director of the Gan Ami Mequon Site, at 262-242-9871.