Early Childhood


We want children from a very young age to feel comfortable at Temple Sholom. 

We provide a dynamic and enriching range of educational and Jewish engagement opportunities for children starting at birth. Our Itsy Bitsy Playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for moms and babies to gather and nourish their need for community. These sessions are free and open to all regardless of Temple membership. For children over a year who are ready for the next step, we offer Little Explorers, a non-separating introduction to preschool. Little Explorers meets every Thursday from 9:00 am–10:30 am, during the SMNS school year. Summer Little Explorers meets every Thursday from 9:15 am–10:45 am in June & July. 

In addition to our award winning Nursery School, our early childhood programs incorporate a wide variety of hands-on activities that stimulate curiosity and creative expression in a Jewish environment. Our Tot Shabbats and Holidays are designed to engage even the youngest child and help them get excited through song and dance.