Temple Sinai Nursery School

A NAEYC Accredited Program


TSNS will be reopening on-site in Fall, 2021! 

We will be offering our wonderfully engaging and nurturing programming for children ages two through five.  We still have some spots available!

Please click here for specific information about virtual tours for new families and here for program options for each age group.  Additional virtual tour dates will be added soon!

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Nationally Recognized • Progressive • Play-Based • Reggio-Inspired

We are currently closed for on-site programming due to the pandemic.   We wish all of our families, children, faculty, and extended members of our community continued health during this time.

Even though we are physically closed, TSNS has remained engaged with children and families through a variety of distance learning strategies, seeking to support ongoing connectedness between teachers and children in fun, developmentally appropriate ways.

Every day, TSNS faculty members are sharing varied learning experiences with children and families, including storytelling, science projects, art explorations, song sessions, movement activities, and more!  TSNS is committed to nurturing development through play even when we are unable to be with one another.

The above video was compiled by Joanna Finnegan, our Investigation Room Specialist, and shared with families on our private TSNS Community Facebook page.  Screenshots of just a few of the fun activities that have occurred virtually at TSNS appear below.


»Click here for information about our future virtual tour schedule

Please contact the Nursery School office by phone at 202-362-3836 or by email at nurseryschool@templesinaidc.org and we will be happy to make arrangements for you to join a virtual tour.

At Temple Sinai Nursery School, nurturing relationships provide the context for learning…

Through gentle facilitation, attention to individual needs, respect for unique learning styles and temperaments, our children grow in self-confidence and in the ability to relate to one another. In a safe and secure learning environment our children develop their curiosity and learn to experience the world in an expansive way. At the core of our program is a belief in the importance of developing strong social-emotional skills during these magical years of early childhood.


A glimpse of life at Temple Sinai Nursery School through the lens of Rainbow Days, our afternoon program for three year olds. This video highlights our school’s values of children’s social-emotional development through investigative learning, and our commitment to providing each child opportunities for hands-on exploration with authentic materials.


Select photos by Judy Licht