Like many schools inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, Gan Yeladim has a special space called the Atelier, an art studio, which allows children to explore, create, invent and research, with the guidance of our Atelieristas Beth Starger and Jessica Papeika. Preschool, PreK, and Toddies enjoy the Atelier with Beth on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Babies and Waddlers explore with Jessica on Mondays. The Atelier is always open for creative expression with classroom teachers, too.
To read, and see more from our Atelier, go to Beth Starger's blog: https://sites.google.com/view/theatlelier/home
New Village Farm
Preschoolers and Pre-Ks journey once per week to "New Village Farm" in Shelburne where they are active participants in a vibrant, working farm. You might see Gan children hauling hay for the goats, transporting turkey poults to a new enclosure, milking, harvesting vegetables or gathering eggs during their morning at the farm. Children are respected as capable and competent and the expectations of the farmers at New Village reflect this. For more information about New Village Farm, go to newvillagefarm.com .
Hebrew Language at Gan
Every child at Gan participates in an immersive Hebrew language module, emphasizing conversational Hebrew through songs, books, and games. Babies, Waddlers, and Toddies spend their Hebrew time playing, conversing, singing and reading in Hebrew. Preschools and Pre-Ks are invited to gain a working familiarity with the Aleph Bet (Hebrew alphabet) as well as engaging with puzzles, books, songs and games-all in Hebrew.