A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

Welcome to our Nursery School

Temple Israel Center Nursery School - Children - SmallWelcome to a nurturing community of growth and learning for over 60 years.

We are a Conservative, fully egalitarian congregation that is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. Please feel free to contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914.948.2800 x126 or email her for additional information.

OUR APPROACH

We offer a material rich environment that fosters a child's total development. Our professionals, many of whom have been devoted to TIC for decades, understand the needs and abilities of children at different ages and stages. They offer expressive materials and activities that encourage personal choice and discovery rather than a rote response to teacher directions.

Daily sensory experiences including art, music, and movement. This creative play develops social skills, language abilities, physical development, independence, and the ability to focus and problem-solve. Teachers plan for the group and for each individual child, and each class becomes a caring community.

Our children's Jewish identity is central to our program. Each week, we celebrate Shabbat with blessings over the candles, wine, and hallah. Jewish holidays are celebrated and explored with enthusiasm. Children participate in monthly mitzvah projects, learning to help others and make the world a better place.   

Program Highlights

  • Daily playground/gym time
  • Lunch program option
  • Classroom cooking projects
  • Shabbat celebrations
  • Weekly Mitzvah Makers program with clergy
  • Hebrew Language program (Halav u'Dvash)
  • Music, Nature and Creative Movement Specialists
  • Special Needs Services Available

We are a nut free and allergy sensitive environment, and are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services .

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