Our Approach

“When I think of Beth Israel Preschool, the words that come to mind are wonderful, amazing and life changing. The quality of instruction at Beth Israel is exemplary. The teachers, administration and support staff put in countless amount of hours in promoting an environment conducive to learning, diversity and student success.” — Annette Hall

Over the course of our forty year history, Beth Israel Preschool has come to be known as one of the leading pre-academic institutions in the greater Jackson Metro area. At Beth Israel Preschool we know that the student’s first three years of school are critical in creating positive feelings toward learning. We hope that every child will find many areas of success and enjoy learning, as well as beginning to develop cognitive skills. What and how they learn during these crucial years has great influence on how they perform later in their scholastic career.

Our approach is simple and effective: combine academic learning, the arts, and play with lots of personal attention. This combination has proven itself over time to create an environment which allows children to be engaged and makes learning fun. When learning is fun, the child succeeds!

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Beth Israel Preschool’s Four Pillars of Learning

  • Academics: This may be the area for which we are best known. Our goal is to have your child equipped with basic reading and math skills prior to their entrance to first grade. Every day a set portion of class time is devoted to working with age-appropriate academic study. For the youngest students, this includes letter, shape and color recognition, while the older children utilize more age appropriate activities. Reading is a part of every student’s day, either being read to or working on their own skills.
  • Arts: Recent studies have shown that exposure to the arts (art, music, dance, drama) has a positive influence on a child’s learning. We at Beth Israel Preschool have known this for some time from our thirty five years of experience. Every day the children are exposed to the arts: drawing, music, dance, drama, or field trips for appreciation of the fine arts.
  • Play: We believe in the developmental learning theory that play promotes a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative development. Children need to play and play adds to their enjoyment of the overall learning experience. By making the overall learning experience fun, children look forward to their time at school, further reinforcing their appetite for scholastics.
  • Personal attention: Beth Israel Preschool maintains low student to teacher ratios. Our teachers are caring, nurturing individuals who understand that each student needs to feel special. A large part of the learning process is the one-on-one relationship of student and teacher. We strive to assure that each child receives this needed personal attention.


  • Proven language and reading programs
  • Daily exposures to the arts, reading, math and science
  • Extracurricular programs include Ballet Mississippi, SkyHawks Sports Camp, Stay-N-Play Tennis, Soccer Shots, Drama Kids & Computer Explorers, Bricks for Kidz & Art with Ms. Shannon
  • Licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Health

Beth Israel Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, cultural heritage, marital status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, scholarship and other school administered programs and activities.

Program Hours

  • Preschool hours are 8:30 AM through 11:30 AM
  • Daily Lunch Bunch until 1:00 PM
  • Weekly Lunch and Play
  • Extended Care hours are 7:40 through 6:00 PM

Does my child really need to be toilet trained before school starts?
Absolutely, all children should be trained prior to the start of school. Teachers are expected to be in the classrooms teaching curriculum and watching all the children. They are not expected to change children.