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300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
203-869-7191 • Fax: 203-661-4811 •

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School (SMNS) in Greenwich, CT, offers a rewarding, one-of-a-kind educational experience for families with children pre-school and younger. While our programs are guided by Jewish values, we welcome families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.


The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is following all early childhood recommendations and regulations to ensure a safe environment for both children and teachers during Covid-19.  Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 13D issued 8/19/21, mandates that all teachers in private and public school be vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid 19 vaccine by Sept. 27. It requires proof of vaccine and allows for medical exemption from documented medical professionals or exemption for “sincerely held religious beliefs”.  Anyone with an exemption will need to test weekly for Covid 19.

Click HERE to review our Covid-19 FAQs.
Click HERE to view our Distance Education Plan.


SMNS was founded in 1991 by Temple Sholom congregant Selma Maisel. It was Selma’s dream to create a pre-school that would provide a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning. Today, we keep this vision central to our program by building skills and knowledge in an environment that holds kindness, mutual respect and cooperation as important values.


In the fall of 2018, the Selma Maisel Nursery School expanded to include a full-day option for children as young as six weeks old through pre-school. Both full-day and part-day programs (part-day is open to 2’s, 3’s and 4’s) are led by experienced and professional teachers and staff, and support an individualized approach to education and care.


Little Explorers is an introductory class for children who are one year old (typically turning one by the end of that calendar year).  Each child is accompanied by a parent or caregiver as they experience a taste of nursery school.  The 75-minute class includes free play, an art experience, snack (brought from home) and circle time with songs and movement.


At SMNS, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of early childhood education. Over the past two years, we have added unique learning spaces including a dedicated STEAM Lab, Gymnastics Studio, raised garden, and an outdoor STEAM playspace. Children take daily trips outside to the multi-level state-of-the-art playground with its own child-size town.


Children at SMNS enjoy the wonderful richness of Shabbat, Jewish holidays and traditions through music, stories and creative activities. We often draw on the resources of Temple Sholom’s clergy and professional staff, and all of our families are encouraged to participate in the Temple’s programming geared for young children and their parents.


Temple Sholom offers a free weekly playgroup for children under 18 months as a way to connect with others in the community and to become familiar with all that the nursery school has to offer. Infants/toddlers benefit from meeting new faces and enjoying music, motor play and story time in a group setting. Parents bond over the joys and challenges of parenthood and participate in casual discussions relevant to Jewish or Interfaith families. This drop-in program is free and open to all regardless of Temple membership. Click here to complete a registration form.


We invite you to schedule a tour of our nursery school with David Cohen, Director of Schools, at 203-622-8121 or Please also connect with us on Facebook to see photos and videos from throughout the year.


Click here to access all SMNS forms.

Click here to access a video of Parent Orientation 2021
Selma Maisel Nursery School Calendars 2021-2022

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Selma Maisel Nursery School Calendars 2022-2023

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