Gan Ami Early Childhood
We believe that curious, confident people aren’t born, but grown through exploration, encouragement, and experience – and it takes a community to make that happen.
Infants – K4 • More than a day care, more than a preschool, our Gan Ami early childhood education program helps children discover a joy of learning, starting at 6 weeks and carrying through to 4-year old kindergarten. Partnering with parents, we encourage individual development through shared experience. In this safe, inclusive environment, children can explore the Jewish values of respect, charity, kindness, and repairing the world, and celebrate Jewish tradition and culture among a diverse community of families.
Early Childhood Educators • If families are the soul of our program, our faculty is the heart. Their continued professional development enriches the classroom experience at every age. We make it a priority to attract and retain the best educators in order to provide families with the continuity of care and level of learning that they expect.
Find Your Center • As JCC members, Gan Ami families enjoy all the benefits of membership. Parents engage with our fitness center and classes, sports leagues, arts programs, and family events. At the JCC, the entire family makes friends for life.
Two Locations • We have schools in both Whitefish Bay and Mequon. Learn what makes each school community unique.
Accreditations • Gan Ami is rated by the State of Wisconsin as a Youngstar 5-star provider and has earned national accreditation from the Association for Early Learning Leaders’ National Accreditation Commission (NAC).
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More to explore
Beyond Gan Ami, check out more ways for children and families to grow, learn, and play together at the J.
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Explore art, dance, gym, and sports in classes that are open to the community for both parents & children together as well as kids-only fun.Learn More »
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