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The Gan Aliyah Preschool Program

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Gan Aliyah Preschool, our early childhood program, opened in 2014 with an inaugural class of 8 students and 2 certified early childhood teachers in its Toddler program. Now with classrooms for children from 18 months to 5 years old, Gan Aliyah Preschool engages students in creative and inspiring experiences designed to foster their curiosity and exploration. Gan Aliyah is welcoming and open to families of all faiths and ethnic groups who wish to attend.

Our program is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). We offer low student-to-teacher ratios in order to maintain our nurturing, personal, and supportive environment where every student and family warmly welcomed into our community.

Gan Aliyah Preschool and the Temple Aliyah family thrive under the enthusiastic leader­ship of Rabbi Carl Perkins, Cantor Jamie Gloth and Aileen Landau, our Director of  Early Childhood Education and Young Family Engagement.  All three are frequent visitors to the classroom where they engage with students and families in music and learning, Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Aileen is a daily presence in the school, working with staff, students and families.

Limited spaces are still available for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply HERE.


Our Schedule

18 months to 2 years as of 9/1 (Blue Room) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 2-day program: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Option to add lunch until 12:45 pm
Two's and almost-Two's as of 9/1 (Purple Room) 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
  • 3-day program:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
  • 4 day option: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 5 day option: Monday through Friday
  • Additional Hours: Stay & Play (until 3:00 pm) and Extended Day (until 4:30 pm) are available Monday through Thursday
Threes and Fours (Yellow Room) 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
  • 5-day program:  Monday through Friday
  • Additional Hours: Stay & Play (until 3:00 pm) and Extended Day (until 4:30 pm) are available Monday through Thursday
Fours and Fives (Green Room) 9 am - 12:45 pm
  • 5-day program:  Monday through Friday
  • Additional Hours:  Stay & Play (til 2:30 pm) available Monday through Thursday

Calendar:  Gan Aliyah Preschool is in session from early September through mid-June.  We are closed for all Needham Public Schools and Jewish Holidays. 

Sunday, May 9 2021 27 Iyyar 5781