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Olam Tikvah Preschool (OTPS), established in 1973, is a child-centered, play-based Jewish preschool welcoming all children ages 2 through 5 (Pre-K). We offer a warm, inclusive environment led by caring teachers. Established in 1973, we have a play-based curriculum designed to encourage independence, enhance social skills, and develop problem solving abilities. Along with colors, shapes, numbers and letters, the children are also introduced to Jewish holidays, family relationships, nutrition, and seasons. The children have a garden where they grow vegetables that they enjoy at snack time. Our lead teachers have an average tenure of 17 years and our assistant teachers are quickly catching up. We offer this and so much more.

OTPS offers discounts for synagogue members. To learn more about OTPS, or to schedule a tour or obtain an application, please contact the Preschool Director at or (703) 425-1886. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into the OTPS family!

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Preschool Reunion2023-24 School Year | Employment | Baby & Me

Preschool Reunion

Olam Tikvah Preschool Reunion (for adults), Sunday, May 19, 2:30pm. Embrace your inner preschooler as we celebrate Olam Tikvah's 60th anniversary and 51 years of fun with OTPS! Click to register.

2023-24 School Year

Our play-based curriculum encourages independence, enhances social skills, and develops problem solving abilities. Experiential learning allows the children to become participants in the Jewish and secular holidays they learn about and the gardens they grow.

We offer a 3 or 5 day program for our 2-3 year old class and 3-4 year-old class and 5 days for our 4-5 year-old (Pre-K) class.

For more information contact: Debbie Howard, Preschool Director at (703) 425-1886 or

MoEd Hebrew Enrichment

OTPS partners with MoEd Fairfax at Olam Tikvah, which offers a Hebrew program in the morning before preschool and after school. To learn more about MoEd, contact MoEd Director Ilisa St. Pierre at

Work for OTPS

Teachers, Assistants and Subs Needed
for the 2023-24 School Year

OTPS is looking for a Pre-K lead teacher, assistant teachers/aides and substitute teachers for the 2022-23 school year.

For more information or to apply, contact Preschool Director Debbie Howard at (703) 425-1886 or

Family Programs

Baby & Me Playgroup, Thursdays, 9:15–10:00am. Connect with other Jewish families at this free, informal gathering, where we play, share a snack, and attend a music class. Parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers bring children ages 0-3. You do not need to be an Olam Tikvah Preschool family to attend. For more information, please contact the Preschool Director.


Debbie Howard, Preschool Director


Phone: (703) 425-1886

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784