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Hertz Nursery School

125 Pond Street
Sharon, MA 02067

(781) 784-4050


An integrated secular and Judaic program that creates community and lasting bonds. "It All Starts Here"

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Children are encouraged to explore and ask questions. Much of the query from a child will drive curriculum ideas.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Jewish ethics and values, Hebrew

From the Director:

Observing our program and community are the best way to judge if this is a good placement for your family.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our strong student/child ratio allows for the maximum attention to be given to children on a regular basis. All children benefit from personalized attention and are afforded such regardless of their 'abilities'.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The goal of our synagogue based school is to provide an atmosphere that encourages the young child to develop physically, socially, creatively, emotionally and conceptually within a Jewish environment. We believe an early childhood setting should provide developmentally appropriate hands on discovery experiences as the child explores the world around him/her and fosters a sense of self.

A Typical Day

Welcome, manipulative table top time, rug toys...basic transition
Welcome group time
Community learning time in community space that includes teaching, Jewish ceremonial time and songs
Free play
Circle activities
More...more...more! A theme based, busy program that always has a Jewish holiday in motion.
Storytelling and theater component to learning

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Constant communication via website, personal emails with pictures, written 'what we've been doing' notes weekly and monthly, conferences, parent groups and opportunity for community worship.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children and parents are given strategies for working this difficult time through. We validate the child's sadness and work towards a plan depending on the situation. One of our 'best' methods is 'blowing' the parent up the stairs....empowers the child to send the parent off.....