Early Childhood

Welcome To Ganon Gil

Ganon Gil is a comprehensive and developmental early childhood 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.

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.

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.

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Our Facilities

Ganon Gil is located on The Temple-Tifereth Israel campus in Beachwood, Ohio.

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, Culture, and Heritage and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, adjacent to The Temple are also available to the students and their families as unique educational resources.

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.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm


Ready to register your child? Complete our Registration Contract and submit your payment online to reserve your enrollment space.

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This exciting program offers a multigenerational opportunity for adult congregants to volunteer once a week, in your choice of 18-month to 5-year-old classrooms.

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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.

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