Gan Gani Preschool

Program and Perks


Individual Classroom Curriculum:

  • Shorashim 18M
  • Ahlim 2Y 
  • Nitzanim 3Y 
  • Pericha 4Y


Daily Schedules vary a bit from class to class and from day to day, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:

  • 9:00-9:15 Arrival, Greetings, Informal conversation. 9:15-10:00

Discovery time: Free choice among a variety of activities in the learning centers: literacy, reading, writing/listening, manipulatives, dramatic, cooking, science, sand/water, music, etc.

  • 10:00-10:20 Clean up and Snack. 10:20-10:45 Circle time with music, stories and games to introduce the theme and its concepts. 10:45-11:30

Project time: opportunities for children to choose between 2 or 3 projects to further explore the theme and sharpen specific skills. Children who finish early have a chance to pull out our “magic carpet activities” which provide them a chance to choose a transition game they can play on their own.

  • 11:30-12:00 Active play (indoors or outdoors) Use of equipment & games. 12:00- 12:30 Washing hands, Lunch and Conversation.



Our Pre-Nursery Program is reserved for children moving up from our Infant Program when they reach 18 months.

The focus is on five key developmental areas:

  • Sensory and perceptual development
  • Self-help skills
  • Physical and motor skills
  • Social and emotional growth

The first few years of your child’s life are crucial to the development of personality and intellect. We provide the sense of security and loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this stage of intense learning.

Since toddlers are especially committed to achieving independence, our teachers provide responsive individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as frustration. Our curriculum takes advantage of the rapid growth of gross and fine motor skills at this stage of development.


Our Nursery Program emphasise on Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Mathematics. We also incorporate art, music, and cultural activities.

Practical Life

The child is attracted to activities that give him or her independence and control of his own life. One of the most important needs of a young child is to develop his muscles and coordinate his movements. This need is addressed through practical life exercises such as sweeping, polishing, carrying and pouring water, and other common activities. Special materials enable the child to practice tying, buttoning, snapping, and the use of many other fastening devices. The purpose of these exercises is to develop concentration, the ability to pay attention to details as the child follows a regular sequence of actions and learns good working habits. These activities provide the very foundation on which the child approaches more intricate academic exercises.


Sensorial materials in the classroom are designed to sharpen the senses of the young child and enable the child to understand the many impressions he receives through them. Each of the sensorial materials isolates one defining quality such as color, weight, shape, texture, size, sound, or smell. The sensorial materials help the child to distinguish, categorize, and relate new information to what he already knows.


The child begins reading when he is ready and proceeds at his own pace. His experiences in Practical Life and Sensorial education serve as a preparation for this. With cut-out letters, the child builds his own words on a mat. The materials free him from the fatigue of his still developing writing skills, and yet still gives him the opportunity to pursue his interest in words. These activities serve as a preparation for the time when the child assimilates what he knows and begins writing.

The materials for mathematics introduce the concept of quantity and its symbols, the numbers 0 through 9. The quantity is introduced by a series of rods which the child can count and compare. He matches sets of symbol cards with the rods. Using a variety of beads and symbol cards, the child becomes familiar with the numbers as a decimal system, including concrete experiences with the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These exercises not only teach the child to calculate, but they provide a deep understanding of how numbers function.


  • Early and after care
  • Open year-round
  • Jewish Holiday units
  • Outdoor playground
  • Hi Mama digital communication
  • Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Parent-Child events
  • Music
  • Jewish holiday expos and fairs
  • Gardening
  • Process Art
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Yoga
  • Weekly Parsha
  • After School enrichment
  • Weekly Challah baking
  • Field trips
  • Community Helper Visits
  • Hot lunches twice a week

Gan Gani Preschool

14535 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216

Tel: 210-492-1085


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