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Tsipy Weiss is the director of Gan Aliza since May 2021. She also is the founder and director of Gan Henel Early Learning Center in Englewood, a Modern Orthodox center committed to education and development of the whole child.
After graduating with a Master Degree in Early Childhood Education and Diploma in Judaic Studies, Tsipy went on to teach in various Early Learning Centers around the United States. Since 2005, she has worked as capacity as early childhood director, first at Chabad of the Mainline, PA and then at Chabad Early Learning Center of Riverdale, NY for 10 years. Since 2017 she has founded and directed Gan Henel Early Learning Center in Englewood
Tsipy is excited to continue the legacy of Gan Aliza as a progressive, nurturing preschool dedicated to the whole child. The program will be loosely based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy that every child is full of intelligence, curiosity and wonder. As such, we understand that learning often goes beyond ‘speech’ and nuclides “languages” for expression such as drawing, music and dramatic play.
We also incorporate Howard Gardner’s theory of Mulitple Intelligences, that for children to become actively engaged, all 5 senses must be employed.
The focus of the Gan Aliza is to reach each child; cultivate and help them grow by laying a strong foundation of emotional awareness and development, learning, play and socialization. We use cutting edge teaching techniques and progressive teaching practices to achieve that end and create confident and eager learners- one child at a time.
Tsipy currently lives in Teaneck with her husband Menachem and her 4 children: Raffi, Rachael, Dovi and Hannah. During her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.