Early childhood learning center - Gan Shalom

Gan Shalom, the Beth Shalom early childhood center, provides a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for children between the ages of 1-5 years. We seek to enhance children's sense of wonder and empathy, develop communication and learning skills, promote positive self-image, and engender trust in peers and caregivers. Following the rhythms of the Jewish calendar, the program immerses children in Jewish culture, songs and language, and fosters their connection with Jewish traditions and values. A high quality learning and development center, Gan Shalom extends itself to young families in the community and supports their parenting in these most crucial years.

Didi Kerler, Director

Didi Kerler, Director

For a parent handbook, calendar of events, enrollment form or to set up an appointment to visit us, please contact Didi at didikerler@gmail.com



Early care: 8-9am
Aftercare: 3-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday

Flexible options

Our year roughly coincides with the Monroe County Community School Corporation calendar (August through the end of May). 

We offer a five-week kaytana (summer camp) in June and are closed for most of July.

Beth Shalom members can register for the 2018-19 school year! Download document here.


Didi Kerler (Director)

Susan Anderson (Assistant director)

Libby Hogan

Stefanie Weintraub

Avery Norris

JiMele Feller

Jessica Shurr

Tanya Kennedy

Destiny West

Angela Hendrix-Petry

Hannah Venckus

Dane Kirchoff-Foster

Becky Mann