Washington Street UMC Preschool, a ministry of River Oaks Church, is a leading faith-based preschool providing exceptional early childhood education to children in Alexandria, VA and its surrounding areas. With a commitment to fostering spiritual, academic, and social growth, our preschool offers a warm and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
Exceptional Programs for Early Childhood Education
At Washington Street UMC Preschool, we believe in the power of education to shape young minds and lay a strong foundation for future success. Our programs are designed to promote holistic development in children aged 2 to 5 years, incorporating both academic and character-building elements.
Our Toddler Program focuses on providing a safe and stimulating environment for children aged 2 to 3 years. Through age-appropriate activities and structured play, we encourage social interaction, language development, and motor skills enhancement.
In our Preschool Program, which caters to children aged 3 to 4 years, we emphasize a play-based approach to learning. Our dedicated teachers foster a love for learning, while also introducing essential educational concepts, such as early literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program at Washington Street UMC Preschool prepares children aged 4 to 5 years for a successful transition to Kindergarten. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on academic skills, social-emotional development, and nurturing a love for learning.
A Nurturing Environment to Support Growth
At Washington Street UMC Preschool, we understand the importance of providing a nurturing environment that promotes growth and development. Our spacious and well-equipped classrooms are designed to engage young learners and encourage exploration. We maintain small class sizes to ensure individual attention and personalized instruction.
In addition to our indoor facilities, our preschool boasts a secure outdoor play area where children can engage in physical activities, develop gross motor skills, and experience the wonders of nature. Safety is our topmost priority, and we have implemented measures to ensure a secure environment for all our students.
Highly Qualified and Caring Faculty
Our passionate team of experienced educators at Washington Street UMC Preschool is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and education to our students. Our teachers possess extensive knowledge in early childhood education and employ strategies that foster creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.
We believe that a strong partnership between teachers, parents, and the community is essential for a child's success. Regular communication and parent involvement opportunities are encouraged, allowing for a collaborative approach to your child's education.
An Enriching Curriculum for Holistic Development
Our curriculum at Washington Street UMC Preschool is carefully crafted to foster holistic development in children. We combine academic learning with character-building activities to create a well-rounded educational experience.
Our early literacy program introduces children to the joys of reading, while also developing phonics skills and vocabulary. Math concepts are taught through hands-on activities, encouraging children to explore numbers, shapes, and patterns.
We believe in nurturing the whole child, and our curriculum includes art, music, and movement to foster creativity and self-expression. Through play, children learn vital social skills, problem-solving abilities, and develop resilience.
Enrollment and Contact Information
Enroll your child at Washington Street UMC Preschool today and provide them with a strong foundation for lifelong learning. We offer flexible enrollment options, including full-time and part-time schedules, to accommodate the needs of families.
For more information about our programs, curriculum, fees, and enrollment process, please visit our website or contact us directly. Our friendly staff members are available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the enrollment process.
Join the Washington Street UMC Preschool family and give your child the best possible start in their educational journey. We look forward to supporting your child's growth and development!