Baby Playing with Building Blocks


A Jewish home based preschool in El Cerrito

Welcome to Ganeinu - a place for children ages 18 months-5 years to grow, learn and play. Your children deserve nothing but the best, so bring them here for a warm and loving environment that encourages curiosity and fun.

Kids Drawing


How We Work

At Ganeinu, we provide an exciting, creative and individualized program that helps each child grow educationally, socially and spiritually.  Our home daycare offers a nurturing environment equipped with educationally sound early childhood materials, and experienced and professional staff.  At Ganeinu our goal is to fill each child's day with learning experiences, enriched with Jewish values and traditions.  Our program creates the perfect setting for each child's development and creative expression.  If you are looking for a remarkable experience for your child, we invite you to enroll in Ganeinu.




Ganeinu provides care for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Our center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Full-time or part-time options are available. Kosher lunch and snacks are provided and are always wholesome and healthy. A sample day at Ganeinu includes open-ended play, circle time with music, sensory time, discovery time, outdoor play, rest time and mealtimes.

Finger Painting
Kids Painting

Judaism underscores the uniqueness of every child with the axiom "chanoch l'naar al pi darko," teaching us to train children according to their individual paths. We recognize that each child has his or her unique needs, interests and passions. Our children are viewed as collaborators: they are competent, curious, inquisitive, unique, and creative.

 At Ganeinu we believe that learning takes place through hands on experiences and sensory exploration in a safe and loving environment. The program activities are therefore designed to help children learn more about the world, their heritage and values through hands-on activities and active involvement. We encourage the physical, intellectual and emotional growth of each child through the use of our fully equipped classroom centers; dramatic play, arts, music, manipulatives, blocks and open ended play. We focus on fine and gross motor skills at this important developmental stage. Our expansive outdoors lends itself to an outdoor classroom where the children can learn and explore in beautiful nature.  A small group with high teacher-student ratios ensure each child receives individual and caring attention. Ganeinu is licensed by the State of California LIC #073408700.

Curious Girl


Innovative & Responsible

 The mission of Ganeinu is to provide top quality care and education to children in an enriching and beautiful environment; nurturing each child's innate sense of curiosity and encourage explorative learning for children ages 18 months through 3 years.  The curriculum is infused in the child's everyday routine for them to discover the joys of their Jewish heritage and celebrate the holidays through hands on activities, using open ended materials and nature as inspiration.  We believe that children learn best from their natural environment and use nature as a learning tool to explore light, texture, color and sound as well as teach responsibility and compassion for the world around them.  Ganeinu provides a strong sense of community for our families, sharing cultural values and meaningful milestones. 


From the moment we walked through the doors I felt the warmth, calm, wholesome and pure environment and knew it was the right place for us. It was the first time I ever left my daughter with someone, and she thrived in Shternie’s care. I loved the personal loving attention within the small warm atmosphere, the stimulating activities like yoga, outdoor play, and baking challah. I loved that she was fed nourishing kosher food. I loved the structure and consistency, while at the same time the freedom for exploration and for each child to develop skills like reading, coloring, and pretend play. Shternie was always so understanding, accommodating, professional, and warm.

Dr. Aden Robin

I invite you to explore Ganeinu as an optimal place for your little one to grow. We are committed to creating a warm, safe and loving environment for your child. Use the contact form below to request an information packet, or give us a call. I look forward to providing the best care for your child!





Child Doing Art Activity


Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Currently we are operating with reduced hours due to Covid, please inquire for details.
Sat-Sun: Closed




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