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The Nest Infant-Toddler Center

It’s always been difficult to find an infant-toddler center that provides quality childcare, the highest levels of security, best practices of child development, a warm and loving environment, and a true sense of community.

Your search is over. Welcome to THE NEST.

About Our Program and Curriculum:

Located on the campus of Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center of Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, CA, The Nest welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 2 years old and will be ready to provide care on May 7, 2018.


The Nest is committed to providing the finest child care in the North County San Diego region. We foster Jewish values that are good learning for families of any faith or cultural background, and we’ll always treat your family like they’re part of our family.

This program’s emphasis is on the well-being of infants and toddlers, and encourages and promotes development and satisfying experiences for all who participate. Trained early childhood professionals, working together with parents, offer a program of activities designed to facilitate the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children between 6 weeks and 2 years of age.


Celebrating the Groundbreaking of The Nest Infant-Toddler Center


The Goals of the Infant-Toddler Center

The goals of The Nest Infant-Toddler Center are to recognize and contribute to meeting a child’s and a family’s essential needs, including:

  • Being loved and accepted unconditionally.
  • Feelings of security gained by being accepted as members of a group.
  • Getting to know one’s self by developing a positive self-image.
  • Gaining approval and receiving praise from peers as well as adults.
  • Developing independence by assuming responsibilities and making decisions.
  • Being creative.
  • Expressing ideas and emotions in a constructive manner.
  • Developing at one’s own pace in all areas: social, emotional, physical and intellectual.
  • Participating in all Center activities through daily conversations, conferences, volunteering and regularly scheduled parent programs.

We have room for 8 infants and 20 toddlers, and space won’t last long.


The Nest is Unique

At Ganon Gil we believe that infants and toddlers are capable of meeting developmental milestones through interactions with peers, dedicated educators, and an enriching environment. Our program supports stimulating activities that promote both gross and fine motor skills, receptive and expressive language, communication, and socialization.

At The Nest we’ll specialize in the care and teaching of children under age 2. Our teachers are intensely trained to work specifically with those very early years in a child’s life, providing focus, a keen eye, and a wealth of experience that allows them to understand and appreciate the varying events that arise in the infant and toddler years.

Where Infants and Toddlers are Treated Differently

The Nest will provide a safe and nurturing place where every child can investigate their surroundings, laying a strong foundation for future learning experiences. But unlike some facilities, our educators recognize that infants and toddlers must be treated differently. Here’s what we do:

Infants 6 weeks to twelve months

Our child-centered infant program encourages physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development allowing infants six weeks to one year old to safely explore their environment, form bonds with care givers, and begin expressing themselves through play, art, and movement.

Toddlers 12 months to 24 months

Children age one to two years will find our safe environment rich with activities fostering language, cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development through group and individual activities, play, art, and movement. Toddlers will begin to learn to express themselves and form closer bonds with their peers.

The Nest Infant-Toddler Center is a full-time, year-round facility. Admissions are rolling and contingent on availability. Parents can sign up for 2,3 or 5-day programs.


Interested in programs for your older children? We can help you there, too.

Thank you for your interest in The Nest and Ganon Gil. Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have or to arrange for a personalized tour. My staff and I look forward to being the solution to quality daycare you’ve been looking for.

Marilyn Milne
Ganon Gil Early Childhood Education Center Director


Quality childcare, security, community and value.
All this…and so much more…is available to your child now.
Learn more today.

What parents say about our Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center:

"It is such a comfort to know that my child is learning and growing in a safe space surrounded by caring professionals. The tight-knit community has made us feel welcomed and secure about our decision to select Ganon Gil."

"Before starting at Ganon Gil, our son was pretty quiet when it came time to go to preschool. From the moment we toured the facility and he saw his new classroom though, Ganon Gil was all he talked about. He is thriving here, making friends, and learning so much—we are forever thankful for all you do!" 

–Marie M.

"It has been our pleasure to be exposed to Ganon Gil teachers, staff, and the whole Temple Adat Shalom community. We found many good friends for us and for our children here. Great opportunity to be part of the Jewish family in San Diego." 

–Linda and Gregory R.

"My son has been at Ganon Gil Preschool 5 full days a week since he was 2 years old, and I could not be more grateful to the school. This is our first experience with an out-of-home full-time preschool and daycare, and it blew all of my expectations out of the water. My son is receiving an excellent and age-appropriate curriculum, his social skills have exploded, and most importantly I know he is so well taken care of by his wonderful teachers. Being a full-time working parent, there is nothing better than knowing that although I cannot be with my child during the day, he is with people who love and protect him—and he is happily spending his days with his best friends and teachers!"

–Alisha M.

"Everyone at Ganon Gil has been so welcoming. It’s comforting to have such a close knit community at Ganon Gil. I wouldn’t want my daughter in any other environment for her education. We LOVE Ganon Gil!"

Call us at 858.451.6558 or email us to schedule a tour--we'd love to show you around!

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