We believe every child is a unique individual. 

We believe in helping each child discover themselves and the world.  

We believe in the power of being part of a community. 

We believe that every moment is a learning opportunity. 

Our program, founded by Judith Michael over 25 years ago, was created to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of our young students while responding to the needs of their families.

Today, families will find classes for two, three, and Pre-K four/five-year old children, team-taught by dedicated, collaborative, passionate professionals who value continuing learning and are committed to the growth of each and every child. Our classrooms support self-led learning through play, and encourage group inquiry in a dynamic setting. Beyond the daily program, classes integrate specialists in music, art, mindfulness, and outdoor environmental learning with a naturalist, to enhance the children's experiences.

Weave in our learning about jewish holidays and traditions as a window to explore the world, families and communities... and it is easy to see why our nursery school is the crown jewel of Temple Beth Shalom and well respected by area elementary schools.


  • An exciting and secure introduction to school

  • Developmentally appropriate practices designed to meet the needs of each child as well as dynamic group experiences

  • Hands-on creative learning activities

  • Encouragement of participation through play, socialization and language development

  • Specialists in music, art, mindful yoga, sign language, and nature

  • Fun outdoor play and exploration of the environment

  • Excellent teacher:child ratios; a highly committed and professionally involved staff working together in teaching teams

  • Rewarding parent involvement; conferences, parent discussion groups and social activities

  • Guidance and support throughout the EI, CPSE and CSE process

  • Extended Day available for early morning until 3:00 pm

  • Additional early childhood, family and adult programming offered at Temple Beth Shalom

  • A welcoming cultural experience in Temple life, Jewish holidays, traditions, and Shabbat celebrations



Monday-Friday 9:15 am - 12:00 pm      
*Extended Day options to 3:00 pm 


Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Extended Day options to 3:00 pm 

Pre-K 4/5s CLASS

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Extended Day options to 3:00 pm 


View or Print the 2019-2020 Nursery School Calendar

*View or Print our Extended Day Schedule and Enrollment Form