Binkley Preschool has been enriching hearts and minds since 1965

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. Most 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.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun

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The initial enrollment period is December 1, 2018
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Why choose Binkley Preschool?

Solid Experience

Binkley Preschool has been operating in the same location since 1965.

Our program is built upon a quality teaching staff. The staff averages 9+ years at Binkley and all teachers have First Aid and CPR certification. Teachers participate in at least 10 hours continuing education yearly. Each class has 2 teachers.

Age Appropriate Curriculum

Music, play and more.

In addition to our classroom fun, Binkley offers an introduction to music, physical education and drama. Four year olds classes have Spanish instruction. Also, each day features a dedicated block of unstructured, outdoor play.

Convenient Location

In the heart of Chapel Hill

We offer a central location with ample parking. Near University Mall in Chapel Hill, Binkley Preschool is on all major bus routes.

Commitment to Community

A quality preschool experience for all.

From its beginning in 1965, the school was conceived as a mission to the community by providing a quality preschool experience for all children within the community. With the support of Binkley Church, we are happy that this mission continues today.

Community Service

Each year, we sponsor a school-wide giving campaign.

Every year, we support our friends at Meals on Wheels with a “pennies” campaign and with cards to decorate their holiday meals. In the past, we collected items to help children in the Philippines and ran a clothing supply drive for hurricane victims in NC.

Quality Facilities

A loving, nurturing, play based environment.

Binkley Preschoolers enjoy large, natural playgrounds and light filled rooms.

Our History

The Binkley Preschool mission and philosophy is unchanged since our founding in 1965.

In the fall of 1965, Binkley Kindergarten was established as an outreach ministry of Olin T. Binkley Baptist Church.

The school was conceived as a mission to the community with the goal of providing a quality preschool opportunity for children of all backgrounds within the community. We are excited to be celebrating our 50 year anniversary this year and proud that we still uphold the goals of our founders.

8+


Years of Average Teacher
Tenure at Binkley

50+


Years of Operation
And Experience

Our Mission

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.

Our curriculum emphasizes challenging children intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally

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!

  • TWO YEAR OLDS

    Time with the Twos!

  • THREE YEAR OLDS

    Terrific Threes!

  • FOUR YEAR OLDS

    Fun with the Fours!

  • SPECIALS

    Music, Drama & PE

  • LUNCH BUNCH

    Let's Eat Lunch Together!

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