Nurturing the seeds of curiosity, creativity and imagination.
Coastal Gan is a holistic early learning center located in Encinitas, CA. We seek to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each one of our students. Inspired by elements of the Reggio-Emilia and Montessori philosophies, we aim to ignite a spark in each child for a lifelong passion for learning and discovery.
Coastal Gan is a city and state registered in-home day care.
License number: 376100850
True to our name, Gan = garden in Hebrew, a child is viewed as a seed that we nurture with the utmost care. A seed that is most impressionable in its first years, since the seed’s every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self.
We believe that the early childhood years are the most influential time for children as they begin their journey of learning. This magical time of extraordinary cognitive, emotional and physical growth, combined with an excellent early childhood program, sets the foundation for later learning and social relationships.
At Coastal Gan, this journey is a partnership between children, parents, and teachers. Our goal is to prepare our children for a future where they can flourish. Experts worldwide acknowledge that today’s children need more than the traditional 3 R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic) to prepare them for the future.
Our focus includes the 4 C’s: Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
At Coastal Gan our aim is:
Early Care and Breakfast
Welcome. Choice time / all outdoor centers open
Diaper / Bathroom / Hand Washing
Judaic Circle Time
Handwashing and Lunch
Diapers/ Bathroom and quiet/ rest time
Non Nappers - Outdoor Play
Diaper/ Bathroom/ Outside play when wake up
Book and Closing Circle
Goodbye and Aftercare starts
"Preschool is the time to learn social and emotional skills so you are ready to learn academic skills later on."
- Jenifer Wana,
author of "How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child"