City Gan is committed to providing a superb experience to young children in the Jewish community in the Long Island City - Astoria area, and to working with their families to facilitate the social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and spiritual development of each child. City Gan strives to enable each child to thrive as an individual, and be infused with Jewish values and traditions.

At the City Gan we endeavor to

  • Encourage your child to make choices, with respect toward themselves, others, and their surroundings.  This helps develop your child's self esteem and self-efficiency.
  • Nourish your child’s heart and mind, as we develop cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, so that your child will be equipped as a well-rounded person capable of solving problems and adapting to new situations.
  • Educate your child in a creative, supportive, and warm Jewish environment, so that your child will not only learn about life as a Jew, but will learn to love it too!

City Gan seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child. The school is devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents. Our goal is to provide children with the early foundation and framework to prepare them for their future school years. In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.