Cooperative Preschools in Reston VA

Cooperative Preschools in Reston VA

Hunters Woods Preschool
Hunters Woods Preschool is a child care center in Reston, VA. At Hunters Woods Preschool, we enroll children ages 3-6. We are a small center. We value the active involvement of parents in our program, both through committee and classroom participation. Helping-parent days enable the children to see their parents as important and concerned members of the school environment, while providing parents with opportunities to observe the child with teachers and other children. Parents may gain valuable insights and techniques from the expertise of the staff, and, at the same time, share their own talents and interests to maintain the excel-lent quality here at HWPS. School becomes a shared family experience, which hopefully will continue throughout each child’s education. In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for pre-schoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting. Sensory, motor, perceptual, and language skills are introduced through materials and activities, which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride. Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed to balance structure and free-choice, as well as active and quiet times. Recognizing that children develop at their own pace, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward one step at a time. We teach a love of learning by allowing children to explore their own interests and helping them to feel success without pressure.

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Other Cooperative Preschools Near Reston VA

Christ Evangical Lutheran Church

At Christ Lutheran we understand children. They are an important part of the the Christ Lutheran family. If you prefer, we have a full nursery... available upon request that provides child care for infants and toddlers. Each Sunday children are invited to come forward for a short Children’s time where they will get a brief explanation of the week’s lesson. Speakers in the nursery and the lobby (Narthex) allow you to listen to the service even if you need to take your child out of the Sanctuary. Christ Lutheran Preschool is a small nonprofit Christian preschool. As an extension of the Christ Lutheran Church we seek to provide an atmosphere of Christian love and understanding. These pages are intended to answer your questions regarding philosophy, procedures and policies. Please keep this handbook for future reference. Goals and Philosophy Our emphasis is on social development. We feel the total development of the preschooler is far more important than the acquisition of factual knowledge. The child’s social development and self-concept are most important at this point. Basic to this development is consideration and love for others… lessons which cannot be learned with rigid rules and regulations, but require a relaxed and loving atmosphere. The following list of basic goals have been derived from the philosophy stated above. During each child’s time with us, we hope that he/she will learn to do the following: learn to interact with others learn to share in work and play learn to assume responsibility for one’s actions learn to take pride in achievements and, by the same token, acknowledge mistakes learn to express ideas and feelings learn to make choices learn to compromise and contribute within their group learn to finish started projects In addition, while our emphasis is on social development, we do recognize that the preschool years are a time for growth and learning in many areas. For this reason, our curriculum will include appropriate experiences with these activities: Free-play and group sharing Stories, puppets, and drama Alphabet Numbers and counting Arts and crafts Music Fine and gross motor development Outdoor play Field trips Mid-morning snack Bible-based weekly chapel Family activities Preschool Programs TWO-YEAR-OLD CLASS: This class is a play-group-type program for toddlers who will be two years old by September 30. THREE-YEAR-OLD CLASS: Three-year-olds have a choice of attending two days a week or three days a week. To be in the three year old class, a child must be three years old by September 30 and must be toilet trained (no diapers or pull-ups). FOUR-YEAR-OLD CLASS: The four-year-olds have a choice of attending three days a week or four days a week. Children must be four years old by September 30th to register for a four-year-old class. Children must be toilet trained. SCHOOL SCHEDULE The two-year-old classes meet twice a week — one class meets on Tuesday and Thursday and the other meets on Wednesday and Friday. Classes will be from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. All other preschool classes will meet from 9:15 am to 12:00 noon. There are two classes for three-year-olds: Tuesday/Thursday mornings, and Monday/Wednesday/ Friday mornings. We recommend that young threes enroll in the Tuesday/Thursday program. There are two classes for four-year-olds: Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings and Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday/Friday mornings. We recommend that the young fours enroll in the Monday/ Wednesday/Friday class. School is in session from September through May. The preschool follows the same general schedule for holidays as the Fairfax County public schools unless a specific exception is scheduled by the director and a notice is given to the parents.

Merrifield Child Development Academy

-The Merrifield Child Development Academy has been operating since 1991. The Merrifield Child Development Academy is conveniently located in Falls... Church near the Dunn Loring Metro stop. The Academy provides stimulating and rewarding learning experiences for a diverse group of children wo range from ages 16 months – 5 years old. -Our very affordable costs allow parents peace of mind by taking their children to a place that offers a quality education program without exception. We are an Approved Provider with Child Care Aware of America Military Fee Assistance, which allows us to receive payments for any military family eligible for our Operation Military Child Care program. Operation Military Child Care is a reduced fee assistance program for deployed Service Members that are unable to attain child care on a Military instillation. -Our philosophy is to develop a child’s social, emotional, and physical development. In addition, we focus on the intellectual growth, early literacy and language skills, and creativity by using a variety of hands-on strategies, resources and techniques, so that children become positive young thinkers. -Our mission is to provide a high quality preschool education program where children engage in meaningful learning and play. -Our Director, Sedinam Bruce, has been working in early childhood education for over eight years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and a Minor in Business Administration. She is also pursuing a degree in Education Management. Miss Sedi loves working with preschool children because it is very fulfilling and rewarding. Her bright smile will quickly put parents and children at ease. Toddler I Program ( 16-24 months) In the toddler program we begin to introduce more routine and structure to children’s activities and daily schedule. Your child will build vocabulary, learn functional numerical skills, and will be encouraged to use simple reasoning to explain everyday occurrences. Our daily activities continue to reinforce age-appropriate social development. Toddlers have many opportunities to physically explore their world inside the classroom and on the playground. They also begin more structured activities, such as learning centers and circle time. Your toddler will begin learning concepts of color and size, and will build their vocabulary. We have experience in helping them adjust to the give and take of the classroom environment. Toddler II Program (24 months - 3years) Your child will learn to recognize letters and some letter sounds add two groups of concrete objects by counting and begin to understand the concept of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This well-rounded program includes Physical Fitness program and a Christian Curriculum. Skills learned during this period include recognizing letter names, catching a bounced ball and beginning to understand the concept of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Preschool Program (3-5 years) This is an all-important developmental year for the emerging learner. In Pre-K, your child will gain the final skills to be prepared for kindergarten. Our Pre-K program includes foundational literacy and math skills derived from the Common Core State Standards. Some of the skills Pre-K children will learn include letter-sound relationships, how to sound out unfamiliar words, and how to read and recognize sight words. They will learn math concepts such as greater than, less than and equal to, and their number sense will grow. Extended Day Program (School Age) Merrifield Child Development Academy provides childcare services both before and after school services. Transportation is provided to and from selected local schools in the Falls Church area. On-site extended care is from 6:30 am - 8:30 am, and after school from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Typically, the students participate in the following schedule: AM: Quiet play activities, Team time, Breakfast and center-based play, group games PM: Snack and center based play, outdoor play, group games, homework and quiet play activities, center based play Extended Day Services is also open on FCPS school closure days, and winter and spring breaks, from 6:30 am-6:00 pm if space is available. Please contact the Director at (703) 204-0203 for information on registration and fees.

Centreville Preschool

Your child comes first in the warm, caring atmosphere of CPI. The primary goals of our program are for your child to feel good about himself/herself... and to enjoy school. CPI’s teachers enthusiastically support your child’s curiosity and creativity while teaching skills such as listening, following directions, getting along with others, sharing, making choices, and following classroom rules. Each day your child will explore and create by participating in art, sensory, science, music, dramatic play, free play, outdoor play, manipulatives, and blocks. CPI encourages balanced growth by placing equal emphasis on each of the four main phases of a child’s development: physical, intellectual, social and emotional. This philosophy is the guiding force behind planning the daily schedules and activities. CPI’s daily planned activities and play provide enjoyment and learning through exploration and experimentation. Good teaching involves providing guidance and direction and reinforcing positive development of each child at CPI. It is accomplished at CPI through the cooperation of parents and teachers in creating the best possible environment for this critical period of development. CPI policy dictates that our teaching staff handles behavior problems with a mixture of time outs and positive reinforcement for good behavior. Children are always spoken to with respect in a calm voice, and the striking of a child is never permitted under any circumstance. The teaching staff will notify the Vice President of any serious behavior problem that they feel is beyond their reasonable ability to control and of cases where other children’s safety is in jeopardy. In these cases, the Board will determine when and if the child should be removed from the program.

Lee Center Cooperative Playgroup

The Lee Center Cooperative Playgroup is a parent-run program for children ages 1 to 4. It is licensed for child care by Arlington County and the... state of Virginia. Parents supervise children during play sessions on a rotating basis. In addition, they constitute an administrative body that handles finances, enforces regulations, and handles day-to-day running of the program. PLAYGROUPS Playgroups are limited to 12 children. A minimum ratio of one parent per three children is always maintained. Mon/Wed AM — 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ages 1 to 3) Mon/Wed PM — Noon to 2 pm (ages 2 to 4) Tues/Thurs AM — 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ages 1 to 3) Tues/Thurs PM — Noon to 2 pm (ages 2 to 4) Tues/Thurs Late PM — 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm (ages 1 to 3) Fri AM — 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ages 1 to 3) MEMBERSHIP To get on the waitlist, fill out the LCCP Enrollment Form and submit it with a check for $10. For information, you may contact the membership coordinator at leecenterplaygroup (at) Priority is given to current members, siblings, alumni, and Arlington County residents. Spaces are offered to potential members throughout the year whenever they become available. COOPERATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES Each parent is scheduled to work 1/3 of the total session days per enrolled child and is assigned one of four duties on a rotating basis: To coordinate an arts and craft activity; To provide a nutritious snack; To clean up the playroom; and To lead a circle time segment. In addition, parents are required to hold officer positions, attend membership meetings, and fulfill CPR, First Aid, and health certifications.

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