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Temple Emanuel Nursery School

385 Ward Street
Newton, MA 02459

(617) 558-8130


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Temple Emanuel Nursery School provides a loving supportive environment in which each child learns and grows. A carefully balanced program is provided with the curriculum centering around the needs, interests and abilities of children ages 2 through 5. Each child experiences the Jewish holidays, Shabbat, music, science, cooking, dramatics, storytime, outdoor activities, play and field trips. The group nature of these activities is oriented towards helping the child develop social and interpersonal skills. The classroom becomes the center in which the children learn about themselves and the world around them.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school