Best Methodist Daycares in Mount Vernon VA

Methodist Daycares in Mount Vernon VA

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Weekday School
Welcome to Mount Vernon Weekday School, located in Alexandria, VA. We understand that making the right preschool choice can be a real challenge and we're here to help you through this process. Our mission is to provide you with a quality preschool experience and peace of mind while offering your child a safe, loving, stress-free and educationally-rich environment. Our children are our future: let us help them grow through: Leadership Communication Critical Thinking Problem Solving Creativity Values and Ethics Empathy Citizenship Our Program Goals: To provide experiences which enhance each child’s social, physical, intellectual, emotional and creative growth. To offer a curriculum that is child-centered, open-ended, process oriented, and play-based. To create opportunities for exploration and experimentation. To help children understand their feelings and the feelings of others. To allow children choices and decision-making opportunities. To develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. To promote acceptance of diversity. To promote self-esteem, confidence, individuality, positive self-image, autonomy, and success. These goals are incorporated into the daily lesson plans through developmentally appropriate practices. All children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and according to individual needs and abilities. Our philosophy on caring for children Our curriculum encompasses methods prescribed by various teaching models such as Piaget, High Reach, High/Scope and Montessori. We incorporate what we feel are the best aspects of each model into our program; as they fit our philosophy of child development and early childhood education. Our school also follows guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Their standards require teachers to employ developmentally and age appropriate practices with each child. Although academics are extremely important, we believe that young children do not truly learn through a rote approach, employing techniques such as worksheets and drill skills. We believe that real learning happens when young children are taught an emphasis on process instead of product. In essence, we believe that children learn best through play. Each teacher facilitates learning through interesting and engaging planned activities. Children enjoy their "play" while they are meeting goals set for them. Teachers are sensitive to needed changes in curriculum, based on the needs and interests of the children. At MVWS, our goal is to equip children with the tools they will need to become successful students, such as critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, life skills and social cognition; as well as a values system based on respect. Our curriculum encompasses methods prescribed by various teaching models such as Piaget, High Reach, High/Scope and Montessori. We incorporate what we feel are the best aspects of each model into our program; as they fit our philosophy of child development and early childhood education. Our school also follows guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Their standards require teachers to employ developmentally and age appropriate practices with each child. Although academics are extremely important, Mount Vernon Weekday School believes that young children do not really learn through a rote approach, employing techniques such as worksheets and drill skills. We believe that real learning happens when young children are taught an emphasis on process instead of product. In essence, we believe that children learn best through play. Each teacher facilitates learning through interesting and engaging planned activities. The children enjoy their "play" while they are meeting goals that are set forth for them. Teachers are flexible and sensitive to needed changes in curriculum, based on the needs and interests of the children. At MVWS, our goal is to equip children with the tools they will need to become successful students. These tools must include critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, life skills and social cognition; as well as a values system based on respect.
Springfield United Methodist Church
The Director and teachers have developed a curriculum that incorporates language, mathematics, science and pro-social skills in a developmentally appropriate play setting. Many activities used to develop large and small muscle control, eye-hand coordination, verbal skills and creative play, will be part of the children's day. The program offers many opportunities for social interaction and seeks to strike a proper balance between responsibility and freedom, and comformity and individuality in a setting which is conducive to establishing a positive self-image. Throughout the day, the teachers strive to create a loving Christian atmosphere in which each child is a special individual. Weekly music class, monthly storyteller, either Bible or secular, and children's chapel are provided. OUR PROGRAM The Christian Weekday Program is located in the lower level of the Springfield United Methodist Church at the corner of Old Keene Mill Road and Spring Road, across from Garfield Elementary School and Springfield Plaza Shopping Center. CWP has a fenced playground with modern climbing units. The church’s Social Hall provides a spacious area for indoor play during inclement weather. CWP enrollment is limited to 120 children per day under our Fairfax County permit. The preschool offers classes for children 2 to 5 years of age and enrolls between 10 and 16 children per class. CWP enrolls students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin and strives to be inclusive of all children, including those with disabilities and special learning and developmental needs. AGES School hours are 9:15AM-12:15PM Class Days 2 days – Tuesday and Thursday 3 days – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5 days – Monday through Friday (Children may attend the 2, 3, or 5 day program, regardless of age.) RESOURCE CLASSES Imagination Station Imagination Station is an exciting, center-based dramatic play environment encompassing math, science, emergent literacy and speech/language. The curriculum consists of five themes per school year where children explore the world around them. Whether we visit the farm, take a trip to outer space or learn about insects, children are engaged in self-directed activities as they acquire knowledge about themselves and our enviornment. Music and Motion The Music/Motion Class focuses on Christian-based and secular music appropriate to the church calendar and weekly curriculum themes. With props and musical instruments, children act upon movement directions and sing and learn songs for Children's Chapel, the Christmas Musical and Child Appreciation Day. American Sign Language is taught with our song choices. Monthly Bible Storytelling provides an opportunitiy to acquaint young children with stories that have Christian significance. The teacher will use costume, props and song to help develop an understanding of Bible life and time. Early Literacy Program (Pre-K class) The Early Literacy Program will equip our children with pre-reading skills in a language and print-rich environment. Children are introduced to phonological awareness with instruction aligned with Virginia Kindergarten Standards of Learning. Students are exposed to a variety of language opportunities, rhyming, letter sounds and print. This program contains a take-home reading component. MORNING PROGRAM 24 months through Pre-K Class ratios range from 10-16 students per 2 or 3 staff, depending on enrollment. Toilet training is not required for the 2 year old classes.
Washington St. United Methodist Church
Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool's primary ministry is teaching God's unconditional love and acceptance, and learning to live lovingly. We provide a child-centered, nurturing environment that enables young children to develop to their fullest potential, socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and cognitively. Our Preschool was established in 1991 as a ministry of the Washington Street United Methodist Church and serves children two and a half to five years of age. The educational program reflects our philosophy of learning through play by using weekly themes to introduce and reinforce units of study. Using themes allows our teaching staff to convey subject matter in a concrete and creative manner to make your child's experience in school fun, interesting and growth providing. Monthly newsletters and lesson plans are distributed by classroom teachers to help you monitor your child's progress and joy of learning. A developmentally appropriate, hands-on program enables teachers to incorporate language experiences daily, allowing children to grow their vocabulary naturally. A balanced schedule is achieved through focused, quiet activities such as circle time, table activities, and story time. Quiet activities are then followed by opportunities for exploration during art projects, water and sand table activities, block play, music and movement, science center activities, and dramatic play. Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool accepts families of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a church sponsored program, Christian traditions are emphasized. However, our program also embraces and celebrates other cultural and religious tradition. By sharing customs, ideas, traditions, and meanings, we help promote understanding and acceptance. Washington Street UMC Preschool is program operated as a ministry of the Washington Street United Methodist Church. It operates under the supervision of the Preschool Board which is made up of church members, parent and teacher representatives, the Director of the Preschool, and the WSUMC Pastor. The Preschool Board makes policies, sets tuition and fees, and oversees the curriculum for the preschool. Our central message is one of God's unconditional love. We believe that each person is a child of God. Our ministry involves helping children to learn to live lovingly. Each child at our preschool will have every opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and intellectually to his or her fullest potential. To support spiritual growth, the Preschool holds Chapel on a monthly basis led by the Preschool Director. Chapel consists of age appropriate stories, songs, and prayer. As children play with each other - They learn to see other children's point of view and begin to become empathetic and caring. - They learn to use language in new ways to describe their play, express their needs and wants, and to interact with others. - They develop their muscles, balance, stamina and coordination. Special attention is given to each child's abilities and interests, using his or her strengths to foster development in all areas. Through art, music, drama, and play, children enrolled in our program are encouraged to expand their imagination, develop confidence in their abilities, and build a strong self-image.

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Other Methodist Daycares Near Mount Vernon VA

St. John's United Methodist Church

St. John's Center for Early Childhood Education General Information ... School Logo PHONE (703) 256-7748 E-mail:CECE@saintjohnsumc.org Kathy Boyt, Director Linda Meaney, Administrative Assistant St. John's CECE promotes the mental, physical and spiritual growth of our children through a program including instruction, work and play. We offer preschool classes for children two years of age to five years of age. Our after school care program is for our preschoolers. We invite you to learn about our program. We would love for you to come visit us and see our school. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. There is a teacher and an assistant teacher in every class. 2 year old classes up to 10 children 3 year old classes up to 14 children 4 year old classes up to 16 children Our School day is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We provide a snack and parents must provide lunch. All classes have scheduled time for a Rhythms class which is in a separate room with a Rhythms Teacher. Our program is for the preschool child age two through five years of age, based on age as of September 30 of the school year. Registration is available until the class is filled. All children in our preschool are eligible to attend our Child Care Center. Extended care is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We offer an extended summer program for current students that runs the last week of May through the first two weeks in June. We have specific themes and special activities every week.

Messiah United Methodist Church

Messiah is.. ...a United Methodist Congregation and part of the... Virginia Conference. We want all people to experience God’s grace and love and grow in relationship with Christ and one another! Our mission is to share the contagious joy of following Jesus Christ. Our vision is to be a community of contagious joy. Our motto is Serving God by Serving Others. Whether you are a first time visitor or a long time member, we believe there are ways that everyone can serve and be served at Messiah. We believe God calls each of us to use our gifts. The theologian Frederick Buechner said, ‘There are many voices calling you to many places in the world, the place where God calls you is where your deep passion and the world’s deep hunger meet.” We pray that in the bustle of all the business of the world, we all will hear God’s call and connect to our purpose. We care and serve one another in many ways, especially in our Outreach and Missions and our Congregational Care Ministries. We love children at Messiah! We have a vital Children’s Ministry offering Sunday School for ages 2 and up during both our 9:30 and 11 am hours of worship. We offer an excellent preschool for ages 17 months to 4 years at our Child Enrichment Program (CEP). We offer wonderful events such as Noah’s Ark Camp and Vacation Bible School every summer. We have Children’s choirs and a Children’s Musical each year. We offer professional childcare at any Messiah worship services, events, or meetings. At Messiah, our youth are not only the future, but the present! Our Student Ministry meets each Sunday evening from 5 - 7 pm for United Methodist Youth Fellowship UMYF and offers three active small groups during the week. Each Sunday, over 40 youth gather to worship, do mission, and have fun! We believe community is essential to life! John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, noted “the Bible knows nothing of solitary religion” and “there is no holiness but social holiness.” We gather as we nurture and care for one another, to fellowship in small groups and during our Wednesday night dinners, and plan for mission and discipleship, and most importantly to worship and praise God! Whether you are single, married, single again, with or without children, we want you to know that God loves you and so do we. We hope you will come and be part of this community of contagious joy! Our nursery is located on the lower level in the CEP wing. Members of our Welcoming Team will be at the front entrance to direct you and your family to the Nursery and Children's Sunday School classrooms. Nursery care is available all morning. We have vibrating pagers that we'll give you in case of an emergency. Children experience God’s love for them through a variety of ministry programs offered throughout the year. In a loving, fun environment, children have the opportunity to learn about God, the Bible, and what it means to be part of a Christian community. Read on to learn about special events for children. Sunday School Every Sunday at 9:30 am, from September through June, we have individual classes for children age 2 through sixth grade. Our curriculum is designed to introduce children to the Bible and a loving, caring God. Each hour is filled with hands-on activities and learning. We offer a class at 11 am for 5-year olds through 5th grade in Room 209 as well as a 2, 3, and 4 year old class in Room 165. Agape At 9:30 am, a Sunday School class for children with special needs is provided and “special buddies" are also available for children with special needs who can use assistance in the regular Sunday School classrooms. For Parents At 9:30 am, while your child is in Sunday School, come gather with other moms and dads for support and encouragement and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. We have two groups that meet during the school year - Families of Faith meets in Room 268 and Parents of Tweens and Teens meets in Room 266. Child care is provided during each of these meetings. Worship We encourage families to worship together. During the 11 am worship service we offer Kingdom Kids, a time of specialized teaching from the Pastor. Children are invited to sit in the front of the Sanctuary for a fun sermon and prayer. We have children’s worship bulletins and special worship bags with things for children to do that will enhance their worship experience. Nursery Nursery care for children up to 2 years of age is available every Sunday from 8:15 am to 12:15 pm. The nursery is in Room 163 on the lower level. When you drop off your child, you will receive a vibrating pager in case we need to contact you while you are in the building. Nursery care is also available for special meetings and functions. Child Enrichment Program (CEP) CEP is our preschool programthat runs weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Please call the CEP Director at 703-569-3033 to find out more about this wonderful program, or click on the blue link above. Music Music is an integral part of praising God. On Sundays during the school year, we provide children with an array of music activities. Groups start as early as 3 years of age and continue to youth. Click on the blue link above to see descriptions of all our music programs. Summer Noah’s Ark Camp Our annual “mini-Vacation Bible School” for 3 to 6 year olds is two days of water activities, games, music, crafts, and fun. In 2015 it is July 9 - 10 from 9 am to noon. Vacation Bible School This is a week in late July filled with exciting and fun Bible adventures for children age 4 through rising 6th grade. Rising 7th graders and above are needed as helpers. Children spend the week together learning God’s love, meeting new friends, learning new songs, making fun crafts and playing great games. In 2015, VBS is July 27 - 31 from 9 am - noon. Fall/Winter Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat is the Saturday before Halloween. This year it is October 24 from 5:30 - 7 pm. The children come in costume and trick or treat among the decorated cars in the parking lot. Then we watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" together. Advent Workshops Our Advent Workshops are part of our Christmas at Home ministry. Different crafts are available (e.g., advent wreaths, pillows, gingerbread houses) and then we have a potluck crock pot supper. Christmas at Home this year is November 28 from 3 - 7 pm. Breakfast at the Manger Come have breakfast with the animals! You can dress up as a shepherd or an angel and act out the Christmas story with live animals. This year it will be December 12 from 10 - 11:30 am.

Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church Shining Stars

The history of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church is one... rooted in faith. Since moving from the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC to Fort Washington, Maryland in 1983, the church has taken many steps of faith, and God has blessed it exceedingly and abundantly. It is a tremendous story of hope. Some people call it “The Miracle on Allentown Road.” The Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts (AAMES) is a denominational Scouts Association recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts United States of America. Scouting is one of the ministries of Christian Education in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Membership is comprised of individuals and AME congregations who support AAMES goals. Children’s Bible Study is an interactive praise service with teaching, praise and crafts for children beginning at age four. Children come together weekly to lead in prayer, learn about worship and study the word of God. The worship service includes “Praise Breaks” during which the children go “berserk” for God; games including “Bible Holy Man,” a spin on the traditional Hangman game; an Offering Time, during which children give talent and financial offerings, ranging from five cents to five flips; and, of course, a bathroom break. Following the interactive lesson during which children pretend to be Bible characters and engage props and costumes in bringing the Bible to life, each child participates in a craft project. On Friday nights, children are trained in the way they should go so that they will have a firm foundation and will not depart from the Lord when trials and questions arise in their lives. The Bible Study group takes periodic field trips on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons for children at 4 to 11. Cubs Scouts are from the age of 1st to 5th grade. Boy Scouts are from 5th grade and must complete prior to the age of 18 The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Meetings are located at Friendly High School 1st and 3rd Friday's from September until May at 7pm. (Website: Boy Scouts Only)

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