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Meet our Nursery School Director, Lucy Banerji

Lucy has spent her entire career in the field of early childhood education in a variety of settings. She has more than 18 years of experience teaching in the classroom, mentoring and coaching teachers, supporting families, collaborating with therapists and directing an early childhood program. 
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2019-2020 Nursery School Calendar

Welcome to Temple Shalom Nursery School!

  • 18-months through Pre-K
  • Nature Explorer certified program
  • Full Time extended day availability (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
  • Caring and talented educators
  • Option to enroll to our Nature Explorer Summer Camp for year-round care
  • Discounted tuition for Temple Shalom members

Dubonim (Bears)
Toddlers, 18 months - 2.9 years

2, 3, or 5 days per week
Monday-Friday, MWF, or Tues/Thurs
9:00-1:00 with extended day options available

Parparim (Butterflies)
Young Preschoolers, 3-4 years old

5 days per week
9:00-1:00 with extended day options available

Kochavim (Stars)
Older Preschoolers, 4-5 years old

5 days per week
9:00-1:00 with extended day options available

Nature-Rich Curriculum

Children at TSNS benefit from a nature-rich curriculum and a thoughtfully designed outdoor classroom.  Our children engage in meaningful activities and long-term projects: sprouting seeds, planting and tending to vegetable gardens, cooking with our own crop, celebrating the life cycle of trees and taking care of birds, mammals and insects. Regular explorations in a nature-rich environment create a sense of calm and focus, increase physical strength, and encourage curiosity. Our vegetable gardens, flower beds, rain barrel, green house, water pump, worm hollow, fire pit and our huge collection of natural building materials offer endless year-round opportunities for learning, and build connections to the natural world.

Read more about why we commit to a nature-rich curriculum.

Jewish Education


At Temple Shalom Nursery School, everyday life and activities create tangible connections with Jewish culture and history. We celebrate Jewish traditions of theology, philosophy, ethics, arts and music. Families are offered many opportunities to engage in Jewish culture, and to consider what it means for them to be Jewish. The children’s life at school is informed by fundamental Jewish values: community, kindness, respect, strive for knowledge and justice.

Read more about how we infuse Judaism into our days.

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