Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center

The Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center was founded in 1984 to provide daily care for infants and young children. From its fledgling origins, the school has evolved into a multi-level day care and learning center for pre-kindergarten children.

The focus of our programming:

  • Emphasizes Judaism, its customs and culture
  • Builds language skills
  • Develops gross and fine motor skills
  • Fosters critical thinking
  • Encourages positive social interactions
  • Nurtures creativity and curiosity

Our program also offers:

  • Music classes taught by a certified teacher
  • Mousercise, a floor-based gymnastics program
  • Annual speech, hearing and vision screenings
  • Visits from the fire department, zoo, library, dentist and others
  • Parent education nights
  • Daily reports and photos sent to your email or phone via Preschool2Me app

The Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center provides a healthy functional physical environment, a structured, progressive, developmentally appropriate curriculum and skilled, knowledgeable teachers.

From infancy to preschool your child will engage in exciting learning activities specifically designed to meet their needs and help them develop in all areas.

Donate to the Dottie Smith Memorial Fund A fund to support the Rayner Center's Mission

The Rayner Center’s former director, Dottie Smith, passed away on Jan. 31, 2021. Dottie dedicated her career to the Rayner Center and served as its director until her retirement in 2018. She had a deep love for children and always put their health, safety and well-being first. To honor her memory and in accordance with the wishes of Dottie’s family, we have established the Dottie Smith Memorial Fund to be used to support the Center’s mission.

If you would like to give, click the Donate button, select PayPal donation, make your donation and then fill out the form (you may have to click a link to return to the Beth Shalom website), being sure to select “Rayner – Dottie Smith Memorial.”

Thank you.

Contact the Rayner Center

Director: Monnette Pittman
Address: 9111 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-924-6772
Fax: 225-924-3697
Email: rayner@bethshalomsynagogue.org