Joy. Discovery. Respect.

BT PreSchool celebrates and cultivates joy, discovery, and respect in our youngest students. Inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood educational philosophy, our curriculum prepares children for Kindergarten by igniting their curiosity and stretching their imaginations through both self-initiated learning and developmentally appropriate teacher-guided activities.

Our warm, nurturing teachers encourage our PreSchool students to engage their intellect, develop linguistic and problem-solving skills, and express themselves as explore the world around them. Our PreSchoolers discover a love for their Jewish heritage and traditions and build the foundation for a positive lifelong Jewish identity. 

The Emergent Curriculum
Our developmentally appropriate Emergent Curriculum, inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia schools, challenges children to think and take initiative in both academic and social situations. Children are encouraged to use freedom of expression and to develop their intellect and vocabulary to problem solve as they learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. This nurtures the developing self-confidence our youngest students, helping them to internalize a sense of control over their surroundings, laying a foundation for positive social-emotional well being. Additionally, our program fosters a love for our Jewish heritage and traditions, creating a positive Jewish identity.

The PreSchool curriculum is interwoven with a rich variety of Judaic and secular units that includes:

  • American and Jewish holidays
  • Physical education
  • Music education
  • Early literacy development
  • Language arts
  • Hands-on math
  • Hebrew language
  • Field trips
  • Cooking instruction
  • Art class
  • Science class

Our Program

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  • Challah Tots (Infants & toddlers + adult)

    Challah Tots is a free Friday morning program that brings together parents/guardians of infants and toddlers to connect in a warm, nurturing space for interactive songs and stories, and to welcome Shabbat. View details and register here
  • Little Me (15-23 months + adult)

    Our Little Me at BT program provides our youngest students with a positive and nurturing experience during their first exposure to a school environment. The class is designed for children between 15-23 months along (must be walking) with a parent or other adult. Sessions meet one morning weekly, with a choice of days. The class is designed to be interactive with activities including art, movement, music, Judaic activities, snack and stories. This is an excellent way to introduce your child to his/her first preschool experience.
  • Twos, Threes, and Fours Programs

    The PreSchool curriculum is interwoven with a rich variety of Judaic and secular units that includes Jewish and American holidays, physical education, arts education, early literacy development, English and Hebrew language, hands-on math and science, field trips, and cooking instruction.

    Two Year Old Program - For children who turn two before September 1 
    2, 3 or 5 days: 8:30 am-1 pm OR 8:30 am-3:45 pm 
    2 days: November Twos/February Twos: 8:30 am-1 pm OR 8:30 am-3:45 pm

    Three Year Old Program - For children who turn three before September 1 
    3 or 5 days: 8:30 am-1 pm OR 8:30 am-3:45 pm
    Four Year Old Program - For children who turn four before September 1 
    5 days: 8:30 am-1 pm OR 8:30 am-3:45 pm 
  • BT Plus: Extended Day Option

    To supplement our enriched curriculum, the PreSchool's "BT Plus" Program provides flexible options to enable parents to extend their child's school day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both before-school and after-school Extended Day Options are available for children ages two, three and four, with a choice of one or more days per week.

Start Your Beth Tfiloh Journey

To schedule a personal tour and meet our Beth Tfiloh PreSchool community, contact Bri Genter, 410-413-2348 or email

Learn about PreSchool

Beth Tfiloh PreSchool is accredited by the State of Maryland and has been awarded special recognition as a Maryland EXCELS school. Beth Tfiloh PreSchool is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and Middle States Association of College and Schools, and is affiliated with the Center for Jewish Education (CJE). 

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Learning together. For life.
Baltimore’s only Jewish independent preparatory school serving PreSchool through Grade 12.