Temple Beth Israel Preschool is how Temple Beth Israel nurtures the youngest in our community. We provide safe, warm, and high-quality care where discovery and growth are fostered through play and creativity. We value the uniqueness of each child and nurture their development cognitively, emotionally, socially, ethically, and physically. Through experiential, hands-on activities, based on our expertise in early childhood development, our curriculum encourages growth of the whole child and prepares them for future education. As part of Temple Beth Israel, we celebrate Jewish holidays, cultivate Jewish ethics, and foster a celebration of Jewish identity in a way that is inclusive and respectful of all.
Experiences are provided to encourage children’s growth in the following areas:
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Social emotional development
- Fine and gross motor coordination
- Sensory integration
- Cognitive and adaptive skills
- Language development
- Moral growth and development
TBI Preschool is committed to serving the needs of all families. We joyfully offer Jewish experiences and we welcome children and families from all cultural and religious backgrounds. TBI Preschool does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or beliefs. We work to ensure that all have access to our community, including children with special needs. We believe inclusiveness is an ethical imperative and we are committed to an anti-racist curriculum. Our goal is that every child and family feel accepted and valued as part of the TBI Preschool community.
TBI Preschool seeks to provide a schedule of care that meets the needs of TBI members and the broader community, including full-time working families. In balancing these needs, the TBI Preschool offers a range of schedule options including full-time care. We are currently planning to re-open in September of 2021. Our calendar includes a 9 month school year and an additional summer program.
Enrollment & Registration:
Enrollment is dependent upon teacher child ratios, space availability, and family scheduling needs, and may vary each year. We are currently in the process of determining class sizes and enrollment numbers for September of 2021. Members of Temple Beth Israel and returning families will receive enrollment priority. If you are interested in the program, please complete the contact form. We will contact you as soon as we have information. Families who were previously enrolled, on the waiting list, or have contacted us, (and still have Preschool age children) will be contacted when we have information.
Discounts for TBI Members:
TBI members receive a 5% discount on Preschool tuition. This discount is not available in conjunction with other discounts (staff or multiple child discount.) Members must renew their TBI membership by August 1st in order to be eligible for the discount.
School Holiday Observance:
Major American Federal and Jewish holidays are observed.
TBI Preschool is a program of Temple Beth Israel and is licensed by the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division.