Ganon Gil (Hebrew for “Happy Nursery”) was created in 1955 with the idea that while children are learning to socialize and adjust to a group situation they are also learning to relate to Jewish traditions, Hebrew language, ceremonies and holidays which are an integral part of the American Jewish identity.
Ganon Gil has a comprehensive and developmental program designed to help children ages 6 weeks to 5 years reach their full potential socially and emotionally and provides them with the educational components necessary for future school success.
The Ganon Gil Family
Ganon Gil is more than just a preschool, it is a family. Each staff member takes the time to not only get to know the children they teach but also the student’s parents and siblings. The bonds that are created in the classroom, the hallways and the social functions at Ganon Gil allow the families to all feel connected and give the sense of a community of Jewish tradition.
Building strong minds and a sense of self is a goal of our teachers here at Ganon Gil. We offer a wide range of activities both in and out of the classroom to help our kids learn to be independent thinkers.
Ganon Gil’s mission is to provide children with love and a caring atmosphere so that they can learn the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills that they will need now and in the future.
Ganon Gil preschool is housed in the beautiful Temple, Beachwood. Rabbis Jonathan Cohen, Roger C. Klein, Yael Dadoun, and Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo participate in programming, along with The Temple’s outstanding Judaic education team.
The students have access to The Temple’s state-of-the-art library and resource center, the sanctuary, and a brand new playground. The Temple’s renowned Museum of Religious Art and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, adjacent to The Temple, will also be available to the students and their families as unique educational resources. Tuition discounts and priority registration are available to Temple members.
Hours of Operation
Ganon Gil offers high quality care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. We operate 50 weeks a year and our hours of operation are 7:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
We are proud to partner with Invest in Children’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program to deliver a high-quality preschool experience for the families and children we serve.
A UPK site is a preschool in Cuyahoga County’s award-winning program to help 3-5 year olds have access to a high-quality prekindergarten program.