Worship Schedule

Fri, Jul 29, 2016
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Fri, Jul 29, 2016
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Gan Shalom Early Childhood Education Center.

Gan Shalom provides a Jewish education for preschool-age children based on a developmental approach to learning. The program is committed to strengthening family life through the transmission of Jewish values and traditions.

Geared for children ages four months through four years, the program includes parent-child classes, a two, two-and-a-half and three-year-old nursery school and junior kindergarten classes. Extended day programs are available for two to four-year-olds.


"My wife and I were looking for a nursery school that would give our daughter a solid foundation - academically and spiritually. We found both at Gan Shalom."

- Barry Gork, Temple Member

For more information about the Gan Shalom Early Childhood Education Center, contact the Gan Shalom Office at 773-525-4867.

 Contact the Gan Shalom Office

Gan Shalom Forms:

List of Important dates 2015-16

Gan Shalom Parent-Child Handbook

Gan Shalom Student Forms 2015-16

Family Profile Form (annual update)

DCFS Medical Form

DCFS Summary of Licensing Standards

Birth Certificate required for each child


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Gan Shalom uses a developmental approach in which children’s play activities are viewed as indispensable precursors to the academic activities of elementary school. A child learns through play. Through play, children learn to be part of a group, to share and to become friends. In play, children also feel the freedom to try new ideas, practice skills and imitate adult roles. All other learning is based on this fundamental ability. Therefore, our environment is carefully planned and fosters discovery, learning and exploration.

The Gan Shalom staff consists of professionals specializing in early childhood education. Our teachers have backgrounds in both early childhood education and Judaism.

Temple Sholom of Chicago members, please contact the Gan office, for special member pricing.

The Reggio Emilia learning philosophy
Parent-Child Programs (Ages 4 - 36 Months)
Nursery School Programs (Ages 2 - 4 Years)
Summer Day Camp (Ages 2 - 4 Years)
Extended Day Program (Ages 2 - 4 Years)
Enrichment Programs (Ages 3 - 5 Years)