Founded in 1988, Gan Shalom has grown over the years to include over thirty families.

We are very proud of our growing, diverse and lively community of faculty and families. Our preschool strives to be on the cutting edge of education by being open to new ideas and continually striving to better serve our community. An open and inclusive community, we have a diverse faculty team serving families who are affiliated with various Jewish denominations, are secular or are interfaith. We are located in central Berkeley and are welcoming to staff with different backgrounds.

Our team collaborates closely and we support and encourage our staff’s professional development.

What one teacher says…

“I came to Gan at a point in my life when I knew that early childhood education was the right thing for me to do in my career but for some reason, I was not letting myself do it. I grew so much as a professional since I have been at Gan Shalom. At Gan I feel cared for and loved. It’s when I feel loved and cared for that I can grow the strongest as a teacher.”

Substitute Preschool Teacher

We are always looking for substitute teachers. If interested, please email a CV and a Cover Letter to our director Emma Schnur at