The Temple Emanuel Preschool

The Temple Emanuel Preschool creates a warm and caring Jewish environment, where we encourage exploration through a play based approach and age appropriate materials. Parents, children and teachers work in equal partnership to create a nurturing community for children to grow socially, emotionally and developmentally.

We are now enrolling for 2021-2022! Voted #1 preschool by Reader’s Choice Awards, we are a child-centered, play-based program with educators who think outside the box with the child as a whole learner. Our curriculum focuses on the social and emotional growth and development of each child through a Jewish lens. As the only Conservative synagogue in Newton with a preschool, we pride ourselves on our warm, caring community that encourages children to learn about Jewish customs and traditions in an atmosphere of belonging.

Please note: Photos appearing on this site without masks or socially distanced were taken prior to March 2020.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open! Learn more! >

Temple Emanuel Preschool Calendar 2021/2022 View >

What’s Coming!

Exciting news! Our playground/outdoor spaces are getting  a complete overhaul in the summer of 2021!! We will have new and exciting spaces for the children to explore, new gross motor climbing areas, a new sand box, a sensory/art area, a bike riding track, a toddler imagination station, an outdoor classroom and more! We are excited to share this with the children in the Fall of 2021!

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Temple Emanuel Preschool

We are proud to be ranked #1

for Daycare/Preschool in Newton once again and Silver Regional for the towns of Newton, Needham and Wellesley by Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards!


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Schedule a Visit: See for Yourself!

We know that choosing a preschool for your child is a very important decision for the entire family. Nothing takes the place of a personal visit. You can then see for yourself the warm sense of community that is the hallmark of the Temple Emanuel Preschool at the Selma & Julian Rickles Early Childhood Center.

Tours are available by appointment only.

Please contact our Early Childhood Director, Andrea Stein to schedule a visit or at 617-558-8130.

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