The Gan Garrett Jewish Preschool was opened in Vancouver, Washington to serve the needs of the growing Jewish population. The Gan, is Hebrew for "garden". We have created an emotionally-safe learning environment where our children feel empowered to explore ideas, skills and an understanding of self; where they can blossom, flourish and grow to make the world around them a more beautiful place.

Our mission is shaped by:

• Jewish values

• The Reggio Emilia Educational Approach

• An appreciation and respect for the child’s natural stages of development

• The belief that children build knowledge through personal experiences

• The recognition that the years of early childhood possess within them the capacity for life-long habits, behaviors and attitudes

• The belief that each child possesses a unique inner voice that needs to be heard and encouraged by both the child and by those around him.


We work collaboratively - our children, their families, and our teachers - towards meeting this mission. For preschoolers, ages 2 - 5. Call us to talk about making this the place where your child will grow, thrive, learn and love. 

A Few Words about Us

The Gan
Garrett Jewish Preschool