Binkley Preschool is a half-day preschool centrally located in the heart of Chapel Hill, serving children ages 2, 3 and 4.
Our mission and philosophy is unchanged since our founding in 1965. Binkley Preschool was founded on the belief that all children in the community can benefit from a high quality preschool experience. Our unparalleled scholarship program helps make this possible for many families.
At Binkley Preschool, we have always believed that children learn best through play. We strive to foster a loving, nurturing, environment that is challenging, stimulating, and age appropriate. Our goal is to give our preschoolers a solid foundation upon which to build their education.
Our fine teaching staff is the heart of our school. The average teacher tenure at Binkley is 9+ years. All of our teachers have children who are Binkley 'graduates.' These teaching professionals offer a wealth of experience to our children and to everyone in the Binkley Family.
Binkley Preschool believes that all children regardless of ethnic, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds, deserve a high quality preschool experience. At Binkley Preschool, we believe that children should be allowed to be children. We foster a loving, nurturing, play based environment that is challenging and stimulating, but not frustrating. Our goal is to give children a solid foundation upon which to build their education.
Teachers set the stage for hands-on learning in a stimulating manner that will instill excitement, curiosity, problem solving, sharing and freedom of expression. It is the role of the teacher(s) to act as a facilitator - answering questions, offering encouragement, redirecting problem situations and helping children focus on tasks. Binkley aims to foster, in each child, a sense of independence and a positive self image. Children learn best by doing!