• Registration for 2018/2019

    Soloway JCC Members currently enrolled in Ganon
    January 15 –  January 26

     

    Non-members currently enrolled
    Soloway JCC Members not currently enrolled
    January 29 – February 9

     

    Open Registration
    February 12

     

  • Creativity Shines

    A place to let their creativity shine through

  • Weekly Shabbat Celebration

    Ganon children look forward to our school wide shabbat celebrations

  • Outdoor Fun

    Plenty of opportunities for playing in the fresh air

  • Jewish Programming

    We learn about Jewish holidays and traditions through celebrations, stories, song and dance.

Welcome to the Soloway JCC Ganon Preschool

Ganon offers a comprehensive curriculum, rich in Judaic and secular learning plus so much more! Afternoon enrichment programs stimulate young minds, encourage creative play and keep kids active with Monkey Rock Music, science, yoga, dance, and instructional swimming in the SJCC salt water pool. Our preschool boasts two child friendly outdoor playgrounds giving the children plenty of opportunities to play in the fresh air.

Everyone is welcome at the Ganon Preschool.

 

Download the Ganon Registration form here
Fill it out online, save and email to ganon@jccottawa.com or print and submit.

Learning Through Play

Children learn through play as play nourishes every aspect of a child’s development and forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical, and cognitive skills necessary for success in school and in life.

At Ganon we instill a lifelong love of learning in children and give them the foundation to do good deeds, build community, give back and be kind to others.

Our Facilities

The Ganon Preschool is part of the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and has access to all of its stellar facilities including a full size gymnasium, indoor salt water pool and social halls for holiday celebrations.

Our child-friendly, air conditioned classrooms are complimented by two fenced and secure outdoor playgrounds fully equipped with play structures and toys perfect for our little ones.

Multi Lingual and Judaic Programming

The Ganon curriculum focuses on Jewish customs as well as English, French and Hebrew vocabulary. We celebrate and learn about Jewish holidays through, tradition, stories, song and dance. 

On Fridays we welcome Shabbat with a school-wide celebration.

Outstanding Preschool Programs

18 months – 5 years

2 Year Old Program

18 months by September 2018

Children enjoy a bi-weekly free swim in the Soloway JCC’s indoor salt water pool plus and a weekly school wide Shabbat celebration. A nutritious and delicious kosher lunch is provided to all children in the full day 2 year old program.

Choose from the following days and times:

  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday – Friday

Full day: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Half day: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm


A typical 2 year old day at Ganon

8:30                          indoor drop-off
8:30 – 9:45              skills/craft/play
9:45 – 10:00            snack
10:00 – 10:20          circle time
10:20 – 10:50          skills/craft/play
10:50 – 11:00           bathroom
11:00 – 11:30          outdoor play or gym

11:30am – 12:30pm           lunch

12:30 – 2:00            nap time
2:00 – 2:30              enrichment program
2:30 – 3:00              snack & diaper
3:00 – 4:00              outdoor play
4:00 – 5:00              play

3 Year Old Program

Born in 2015

A French class, gym class, school wide Shabbat celebration, and a bi-weekly free swim in our indoor salt water pool are all part of the program.

Choose from the following days and times

  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday – Friday

Full day: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Half day: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm


A typical 3 year old day at Ganon

8:30 – 9:00             outdoor drop-off
9:15 – 9:45             circle time
9:45 – 9:50             bathroom
9:50 – 10:00           snack
10:00 – 11:15         skills/craft/play
11:15 – 11:30          circle & story time

11:30am – 11:55am          lunch

11:55 – 12:00          bathroom
12:00 – 12:30          outdoor play (half day)
12:30 – 2:00           quiet activities/nap time
2:00 – 2:30           enrichment program
2:30 – 3:00             snack/bathroom routine
3:00 – 4:00             outdoor play
4:00 – 5:00             play

Junior Kindergarten Program

Born in 2014

Ganon’s JK program includes French circle, Judaics, a weekly gym class, school wide Shabbat celebration, and a bi-weekly free swim in our indoor salt water pool.

  • Monday – Friday

Full day: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Half day: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm


A typical day in JK

8:30 – 9:00             outdoor drop-off
9:15 – 9:45             circle time
9:45 – 9:50            bathroom
9:50 – 10:00           snack
10:00 – 11:15         skills/craft/free play
11:15 – 11:30          circle & story time

11:30am – 11:55am          lunch

11:55 – 12:00         bathroom
12:00 – 1:00           outdoor play
1:00 – 1:30             quiet activities
1:30 – 2: 15           enrichment program
2:15 – 3:00           snack/bathroom routine
3:00 – 4:00             outdoor play
4:00 – 5:00             play

Elements of our Junior Kindergarten program are run in partnership with the Ottawa Jewish Community School

 Come see our preschool in action!

Contact us to book a private tour.

Ganon Preschool Director
(613) 798-9818 ext. 280
ganon@jccottawa.com, www.jccottawa.com/ganon

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Before care available between 7:30 am – 8:30 am.
After care available until 6:00 pm

Parent Handbook      Parent Directory

The Ganon Preschool is licensed by the Ministry of Education.