Mayim Tamid Schedule
Follows the Needham Public Schools calendar for opening day, closing day, school closure days, and school vacation weeks.
Follows the year-round TBS Children's Center calendar for closures on Jewish holidays and professional development days, with three additional closures for K-12 professional development.
Optional programming available on some federal holidays, as well as February and April school vacation weeks.
Open Monday through Friday
Children may enroll for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week
2:45 pm - 5:30 pm (Monday-Friday)
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) - optional extended day “moadon” (lounge)
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm (Wednesday) - extended programming on NPS early release days
Sample Daily Schedule
3:00 pm Buses arrive from Broadmeadow, Eliot, Mitchell, and Sunita Williams
3:00 pm Flex Time (choice time, playground, homework)
3:20 pm Bus arrives from Newman
3:30 pm Kibbud (Snack) and Community Building
4:00 pm Hafsakah (Recess) or Explorations (Jewish Learning)
5:00 pm T’filah (Prayer & Song)
5:30 pm Optional Moadon (lounge) with flexible pick-up
*We ask that children stay until 5:30 pm at least one day per week and a second day until 5:00 pm in order to get the full learning experience. For additional days, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 5:30 pm pick-up is available. Transportation from Needham Public schools is included in the tuition. Early Release days, Moadon extended care and Vacation day coverage is available at an additional cost.
Fridays in Mayim Tamid include additional weekly rituals. Each child has an opportunity to braid an individual challah to be baked at TBS and taken home at dismissal. Friday kibbud (snack) includes a fresh challah roll and grape juice. During Friday T’filah, the children participate in lighting Shabbat candles and in Kiddush, and Shabbat music is included.
The Mayim Tamid children enjoy the special atmosphere of Fridays at TBS. Attending on Fridays allows them to be a part of real-time celebration of one of the most cherished holidays of the Jewish year.
Early Release Day Programming
Mayim Tamid offers additional coverage on Needham Public Schools Early Release Days (Wednesdays 13x/year). Enrichment programming includes a variety of choices that resemble camp activities, such as visual arts, dance and movement, sports, and music, as well as special theme days throughout the year. Optional pizza lunch is available for those who sign up.