Worship Schedule

Fri, Dec 16, 2016
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Fri, Dec 16, 2016
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Fri, Dec 16, 2016
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Sat, Dec 17, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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 2016-17

Gan Shalom Parent-Child Handbook

Gan Shalom Student Forms 2016-17

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, Temple Sholom’s premiere Early Childhood Education program has been in existence for over 34 years. As part of Temple Sholom, we provide an enriching and inspiring Jewish early childhood education preschool, which is based on a Reggio Emilia developmental play-based approach to learning. The program is committed to strengthening family life through the transmission of Jewish values and traditions through play.

Geared for children ages four months through five years, the program includes parent/child classes, drop-off classes, lunch and enrichment classes. We also have an extended day program available for parents to customize to their schedules, which operates year-round from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Gan Shalom uses a developmental approach to learning in which children’s play is viewed as an indispensable precursor to the academic world that awaits them. Children learn to be part of a larger group as they practice skills of sharing, befriending others, transitions and independence. During classroom exploration, children experience the freedom to experiment with new ideas and imitate different roles through pretend play, while incorporating Jewish values throughout their day. Our classroom environments are thoughtful and carefully planned to foster independence and confidence.

For more information, please contact Heidi Cooper, Director of Early Childhood Education at  heidi@sholomchicago.org or call 773 525-4867.

Join Gan Shalom families for the High Holy Days!

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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)