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Welcome to Temple Shalom Nursery School!

Temple Shalom Nursery School (TSNS) is an early childhood center for children ages 18 months through five years old. The learning experience at TSNS is informed by the fundamental Jewish values of community, kindness, respect, strive for knowledge, and justice. Our school also carries the honor of being the first school in Massachusetts certified as a Nature Explore Program.

WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES A THRIVING JEWISH LEARNING COMMUNITY, NATURE-RICH CURRICULUM, OUTDOOR CLASSROOM, CARING AND TALENTED EDUCATORS, AND FULL-DAY EXTENDED OPTIONS.

Public Registration for 2021-22 Opens December 7, 2020!

FEATURES OF OUR SCHOOL

  • Enrolling ages 18 Months through Pre-K
  • Offering a rich Jewish curriculum, outdoor classrooms, and Nature Explorer certified program
  • Featuring a nurturing learning environment & staff
  • Offering extended day options (7:45 am-5:30 pm)
  • Open to Temple Shalom members and non-members. A tuition discount is available for members.
  • Priority registration available for Nature Explorer Summer Camp 

A PEEK INSIDE OF TSNS!


SCHOOL STRUCTURE

Our school is divided into 5 Cohorts, all with their own outdoor classroom (and indoor space if necessary). We have two toddler cohorts and three preschool mixed-age groups. These cohorts do not co-mingle, share materials, or space.

RATIO & COHORT SIZE

Toddler Cohorts:

9 children with 3 teachers

Preschool Cohorts:

10 children with 2 teachers

These ratios support a warm and nurturing educational approach with close individualized attention to every child.


OUR APPROACH

Children develop their capacity to think through communication and dialogue. When children explore, pose questions, or solve problems in partnership with adults and peers, they recognize the “how” of their own thinking. This is the philosophy that guides our nursery school. 

  • Teachers carefully observe, listen, and interact with every child to understand the process of learning.
  • Teachers engage children in meaningful activities that encourage investigation and expand children's interests, curiosity and inquiry.
  • Teachers skillfully combine open-ended explorations with guiding instructions. Teachers encourage children to work together.
  • Collaboration with others builds experience through collective learning. In a community of learners, children appreciate their own abilities, motivation, and grow to value the participation of others. They learn empathy.
  • Teachers document children’s learning through pictures, notes, stories and portfolios.


TUITION

*Extended Day Rates Coming Soon
*A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $675 is required
*Priority is given to 5-day enrollment for Toddlers

AGE GROUP                           NUMBER OF DAYS       MEMBER RATE NON-MEMBER RATE
       

TODDLERS
(18m - 2.10 years)

2 (Tues, Thurs) $6,120 $6,800


 

3 (Mon, Wed, Fri) $8,280 $9,200

 

5 (Mon-Fri) $11,700 $13,000
       
PRESCHOOLERS
(2.10- 5 years)
5 (Mon-Fri) $11,240 $12,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Values & Beliefs

Jewish tradition emphasizes that each child is born with infinite potential and is an active learner. This belief is central in our practice.

We view education as a process of building thinking relationships with people, ideas, materials, and the self.

We respect children’s rights. We strive to build a school culture which centers on children’s needs, interests, and ideas.

Through play, children deepen their relationships with people, materials, and ideas. They deepen their understanding of the self.

Children benefit from trustful, collaborative relationships .Warm and respectful interactions at the school create a strong sense of community.

Play is a child's right, need, and a biological drive; it is as integral to healthy development as sleep and nutrition.


 Lucy Banerji, Nursery School Director

Lucy has spent her career in the field of early childhood education in a variety of settings. Lucy studied psychology and sociology of childhood at Saratov State University, Russia and holds a doctorate in Sociology of Childhood. She is passionate about children's rights, equity, inclusion and anti-bias curriculum. Lucy's professional experience includes work with preschool children, academic research and teachers' training, including at Tufts University. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching in the classroom, mentoring and coaching teachers, supporting families, collaborating with therapists and directing  early childhood programs. Lucy became director of the Temple Shalom Nursery School in 2017.

Connect with Us!

Interested in learning more about Temple Shalom Nursery School? Please complete the form below and we will be in touch to schedule an introductory conversation.

 

Mon, November 30 2020 14 Kislev 5781