Since 1982, Temple Beth Or Preschool, a five-star program in a Reform Jewish synagogue
on Creedmoor Road, has provided exceptional early-childhood education to children in
the Raleigh / Cary area. We offer a safe, loving learning environment designed to foster
children’s creativity, self-expression and independence. While the preschool teaches
about Jewish traditions and holidays, children of all faiths are welcome and frequently
enroll with us.
Temple Beth Or Preschool is the only Jewish preschool in the
Raleigh / Cary area with the five-star designation, the highest
license rating issued by North Carolina’s Department of Health
and Human Services, Division of Child Development.
Our teachers are experienced professionals that recognize
and appreciate the individual spark that makes each child
unique. In fact, our staff is part of what makes Temple
Beth Or Preschool special, as all lead teachers have a
degree in early childhood education or a related field.
The school maintains the highest level of safety standards,
and for an optimal classroom experience, we are
committed to maintaining low teacher/child ratios well
below what is allowed by the state:
Class level TBOP Teacher/Child Ratio
Beyond the Classroom
We also offer an exceptional music program and a weekly
Hebrew language music class led by Zemer Lexie Hallman,
music director at Temple Beth Or. Shabbat and the Jewish
holidays are celebrated with Rabbi Lucy Dinner, and the
children enjoy special programs and field trips as
appropriate to their age.
Partnering with Parents
Parents – who are welcome in the classroom at any time –
play an active role in the life of the preschool, organizing
social and educational events, as well as serving on the
board of directors and numerous volunteer committees.
Additionally, conferences are scheduled throughout the
year following individualized student assessments, giving
teachers the opportunity to share feedback with parents
and discuss how the class curriculum will meet the child’s
Ultimately, at TBO Preschool, parents and teachers support
each other’s efforts and work together to ensure each