Our Philosophy

We have provided excellence in preschool and day care services since 1975. We offer a carefully planned day tailored to meet the educational and social needs of children from birth through 6 years old. Our warm welcoming classrooms are bright, open and appeal to the imaginations of our children. We have a fabulous playground offering mature trees, wide grass spaces, sand boxes, climbers and much more.

We believe that the key to a great preschool experience is the quality of the teaching staff. Teachers and aides have been hired and trained with the goal of nurturing your child both academically and socially. Our staff turnover is very low. Our staff will work collaboratively with you to help your child reach their highest potential. You will come to know and love your child’s teachers as you watch your child grow.

Finally, the health and safety of your child is our utmost concern. As you read more about our programs you will see that we offer the highest level of programming through carefully planned environments and well trained, motivated, experienced staff.

We welcome you to explore more about Bethlehem Preschool. Please feel free to contact us at 518-463-8091.

Our History

Bethlehem Preschool, Inc. was established in 1975 by Eleanor Howell and Patricia Swanson. Bethlehem Preschool has been located in the Bethlehem Center School Building since 1976. The Preschool has grown and changed with the needs of the community, adding care for infants in 1982 as well as the recent expansion of our pre-kindergarten programs.

Mrs. Swanson retired in June of 1992, and Mrs. Howell retired in January of 1995. The present director is Tara Rinckey.