FAQ


Q: What are your hours?
 

We are here from 7 am to 6 pm, five days a week and offer many flexible options to parents.  Your child can attend our full program either 2, 3 or 5 days a week, from 9 am -1 pm, 9 am -3 pm or 7 am -6 pm. We also have a Beth El Babies program, where parents or caregivers can attend an hour-long class along with their child.  As opportunities arise, we offer many specialty classes like Music Together, Parenting classes or Psychology of Childhood.


Q: Do you have to be Jewish to attend?
 

No. We have had families of many faiths, as well as atheist and agnostic.  Families choose Beth El Learning Center for its educational philosophy, nurturing environment, friendly atmosphere, wonderful teachers and outstanding facilities. Judaism is part of the curriculum primarily through Jewish values, Jewish holidays and Tot Shabbat, and parents of all backgrounds find that to be a valuable aspect of their child’s early education.


Q: What are your fees? 
 

Our fees are competitive with area pre-schools and childcare centers. There are many options of days and times from which to choose, as well as sibling discouts, early registration discounts and more. Call for information for your specific needs, and to arrange a tour. 561-391-9091.


Q: What holidays are you closed for?
 

We are closed for national legal holidays including Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Labor Day. Jewish holiday closings include 2 days of Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and the first day of Passover. On the Jewish holidays of Shavuot, Simchat Torah, and the 7th day of Passover, we are opened and provide special holiday programming included in our tuition.


Q: Do you provide lunch?
 

Preschool children bring their own lunches, and healthy snacks are provided during the day.  Parents provide the infants with all necessary bottles and food.


Q: Do you have any food restrictions? 
 

We are a nut-free facility. We are not strictly kosher, but restrict the use of seafood and pork products. Dairy and meat are not allowed to be consumed together.


Q: How do I know my child will be safe?
 

We pride ourselves in being a very safe and secure campus, with the children’s safety our utmost priority. All visitors including parents must sign in or swipe their identity card at the front desk when entering the campus. Security officers check to ensure that each car has entering the campus has a Beth El car decal. If not, the security officer must call in each visitor to the front desk and gather vehicle and identity information. There are security cameras installed throughout the grounds. Children are never left alone in a classroom. We participate in fire drills and emergency response drills. Our gated campus has only one entry which is guarded by security at all times. Our teachers are trained in CPR and first aid. Our staff is screened according to the Palm Beach County health department regulations and will only be hired after meeting our high standards.


Q: Do you have to be a temple member to attend?


Temple Beth El believes in community and provides Temple membership while your first child is enrolled in preschool.  We strongly encourage families to get involved and take advantage of the amazing opportunities to build family connections to the community and for personal spiritual growth.