COVID UPDATE: The Temple Emanuel Preschool is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our children, families and staff during this challenging time. Staff are required to wear masks, all children over age 2 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask, and we are following all EEC, CDC and local board of health guidelines. We are spending as much time as possible outside while following the social distancing and cleaning guidelines to the best of our abilities.
Please note: Photos appearing on this site without masks or socially distanced were taken prior to March 2020.


The Temple Emanuel Preschool
Newton, MA

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 2022-2023! 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.

Preschool Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open!

We’re delighted that you are interested in joining our community! As part of our application process, we invite all prospective families to attend a tour and information session with our Early Childhood Director, Andrea Stein.

Sibling Discount: 10% off tuition


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.

Take a Virtual Tour!


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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Preschool PTA

Temple Emanuel Preschool is fortunate to have a very active PTA. They help us build community, provide ways for parents to get involved, support teachers, welcome new students, host open houses, organize mitzvah projects and plan holiday celebration events.

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