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Gan Mah Tov Preschool


Gan Mah Tov is a warm and welcoming modern Orthodox preschool providing an immersive Jewish education coupled with a preschool curriculum based on best early childhood education practices.

At Gan Mah Tov, we provide two programs:

Infant and Toddler Program serves children 4 months to 2 years old.

Preschool Program is for children 2 years to 5 years old.


Our philosophy

At Gan Mah Tov we nurture the development of the whole child in the context of a cozy, immersive Jewish environment. Judaism teaches us “chanoch l'naar al pi darko,” teach each child according to his/her way. We celebrate each child’s uniqueness and see them as competent, curious and creative learners. Our program combines a play-based approach with child psychologist Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the Reggio Emilia approach to environmental design, use of documentation to make the learning process visible and belief that the environment serves as the 3rd teacher alongside parents and faculty. These educational approaches are recognized as Best Early Childhood Education practices and are supported by Developmentally Appropriate Practice.  



Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Gan Nesharim (two-year olds) – Three to five days enrollment options

Gan Tzipporim (three to five year olds) – Four or five days enrollment options


We Offer

Enrollment for children ages two- through five-years-old

Full and Part-time options

Open 8:30 – 5:30/4:00 on Fridays

Optional summer camp enrollment

Small class sizes


Infant/Toddler Program

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM – 5:30PM /4:00 PM on Fridays

Enrollment for children ages four months - through two-years-old

Minimum 20 hours/week enrollment

Runs year around

3:1 child to teacher ratio

For more information, contact GMT Director, Julia Neely at or 510-530-2146

GMT is located at Beth Jacob Congregation

3778 Park Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: 510-530-2146


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