Le Petit Gan is an oasis for children to learn in the midst of a bustling city. We incorporate, organic meals, yoga, nature, and gardening into our daily activities while focusing on child-centered teaching methods. Our outdoor farm (with chickens and a bunny of course!), classroom, and garden provide a special landscape for learning. We take a hands-on approach to preschool education that instills the values of charity, respect, love, and independence of nature in our young students.
We believe much of this learning is accomplished outdoors, where Le Petit Gan students plant and harvest their own fruits and vegetables in a hands-on program built on the notion that examples from textbooks are actually all around us. Turning a mound of dirt makes earth science real. Watching worms at work is an important environmental lesson. The food chain starts with a seed planted by a child. Math is in a measuring cup. The possibilities are endless. We believe children learn best by doing. Activities that promote curiosity and eagerness are the cornerstone of Le Petit Gan’s day. There are art projects, science projects, gardening projects and cooking projects. If one child has a particular interest, they are encouraged to share it with the group. We want children to be active participants in their learning by getting excited and involved, setting them up for an educational career fueled by curiosity and passion.