The Gan (kindergarten) year focuses on social and emotional development, encouraging a child’s natural curiosity and emphasizing problem-solving skills, independence, and identity building.
Learning is meaningful when it is relevant. Yavneh is dedicated to cross-curricular integration while considering a multitude of learning styles. We proudly use a structured literacy program, FUNdations, a science-based curriculum that uses multi-sensory lessons to lay the groundwork for life-long literacy. This program focuses on reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting.
Our math program uses the Singapore Math learning method, which uses three distinct approaches to understanding mathematical concepts and problem-solving. It uses the concrete to pictorial to abstract approach and encourages students to actively think, understand, and communicate to solve math problems.
Daily life at Yavneh focuses on character and skill-set development, such as teamwork, empathy, kindness, perseverance, etc. We utilize our signature Keshet of Kavod program, morning meetings, closing circles, and buddy activities to help our students develop resilience and healthy social-emotional awareness.
Whole child approach to education.
Play is a Child’s Work
The benefits of daily practice:
- Improved Attention
- Emotional Regulation
- Greater Compassion
- Reduction of Stress and Anxiety
My big buddy is nice to me and makes me feel special during the day.
Typical Day in the Life of a Gan Student
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:15am – 2:30pm
Friday: 8:15am – 3:00pm
Flow of Our Day:
- Morning Routine
- Language Arts/Hebrew
- Centers – Math/Language Arts
- Quiet Time
- Choice Time
- Closing Circle
- Monday – Art / Music
- Wednesday – Art / STEAM
- Wednesday – PE
- Thursday – STEAM
- Friday – PE
After-School Enrichment Activities
YPA Camping Trip 2023
Thank you to all who joined us for our annual YPA Camping trip. We played games, roasted marshmallows, had a giant water-gun fight, climbed trees, told stories around the campfire, [...]
Gan Music With Lior – Cousins Like Us
During the Gan year, our kindergarten class learns about Shabbat together. Many aspects of Shabbat learning are integrated into other subjects, especially music. This year, this class was specially chosen [...]
Gan Composting Project
Our little Gan (Kindergarten) gardeners recently learned about composting together. Each student made individual composting jars and will watch them change over time in class. They learned about the garden [...]