Since 1998, Gan Shalom, Ohavay Zion Synagogue’s early childhood program, has been offering Lexington families an intimate, nurturing environment, making the first school experience an overwhelmingly positive one. Our primary goal is to provide quality care and education. We are STARS-rated and offer children ages 12 months through 5 years a stimulating, age-appropriate setting that supports and prepares them for a life-long love of learning.
•Dedicated caregivers who have experience teaching young children and who are committed to professional development;
•An educational and recreational program that is developmentally appropriate;
•A safe and supportive learning environment with a thematic curriculum emphasizing elements of reading, writing, art, math, science and the natural world and geared to all types of learning;
•A balanced program that promotes skills in individual and group activities and develops social, emotional, intellectual and physical strengths;
•An approach that encourages a smooth transition from home to school;
•A low teacher-child ratio to ensure individual care and attention;
•Music classes to encourage a love of language and rhythm;
•Fitness classes to enhance motor skills and improve coordination, strength and flexibility;
•Exposure to Hebrew words and a variety of Jewish holidays;
•A community of other families who celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences.
An advisory board consisting of Gan Shalom parents and other Ohavay Zion members with a background in education helps to guide and support the program. Our purpose is to ensure your family has the best possible early childhood experience and becomes as passionate about Gan Shalom as we are.
Gan Shalom Advisory Board
Rachel Belin (chair)
Feel free to visit during normal business hours.
2048 Edgewater Ct., Lexington, KY 40502, us
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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment