What’s Jewish at this new Denver preschool?

Jewish Learning!

Ganaynu children learn about Jewish values, history and holidays through stories, fun games, and hands-on activities like baking challah and building their own menorahs.  They learn that Jewish is their proud, joyful and personally meaningful religious heritage.

What else is Jewish at this Denver preschool?

Learning Hebrew!

Ganaynu children learn Hebrew by hearing it spoken by the teachers in their classroom, by fun games that broaden their vocabulary, and via the same songs that preschool children in Israel sing.

The preschool years are an ideal time for children to learn Hebrew.  At that age they effortlessly learn to pronounce the language with a flawless Israeli accent.

What secular learning does Ganaynu offer?


Aiming to be Denver’s first and only Jewish Montessori preschool, Ganaynu teachers combine the use of Montessori learning materials with an emphasis on fun creative play and development of social skills.


Ages and Hours

Ages | aged two-and-a-half to five.
Mornings|  Preschool, including early drop-off for working parents
Afternoon |  Day care plus enrichment programs

Flexible scheduling options at Ganaynu make the program appropriate (1) for parents seeking an enriching part-time learning environment for their child and also (2) for dual-career parents who need full day coverage.


School Size

Ganaynu is currently licensed by the state of Colorado for up to 15 children, with potential to expand eventually to a maximum of 30 children.

The small size of the school insures individualized attention for every child.



The Kohelet congregation’s building where Ganaynu resides includes:

  • A large airy classroom space
  • A cozy living-room-like fireplace area for reading activites
  • A dairy kitchen
  • An ample playground with a sandbox, picnic table, climbing equipment, a play airplane, and a basketball hoop
  • Two additional courtyard play areas for riding tricycles and playing racket games 

Chabad Preschool Network

Ganaynu preschool is an affiliate of the Chabad Preschool Network. Across the U.S., from New York to Hawaii, and in many cities in between, Chabad preschools are reputed to offer the best of Jewish preschool education.

As explained on the Chabad Preschool Network website: “Preschools have been recognized as springboards for Jewish continuity, with studies and experience showing that children attending quality Jewish preschools inspire parents to seek further Jewish education for their children and themselves.”

The Chabad Early Childhood Education (CECE) Network, established in 2007, encourages its member preschool directors to invest funds, time and energy in developing their preschool, and offers networking, support services and peer review  so that directors can explore and implement innovative practices.


Ganaynu is located in the sunny and home-like Kohelet building in central Denver at 428 South Forest Street, just north of Leetsdale.


Please Contact Us

We are reserving spaces now for the 2015-2016 school year. For further information or to enroll your child now, please email Ganaynu director Elka Popack at ganaynu@yahoo.com.