WESTMINSTER WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL
Westminster Weekday Preschool
is a developmental program that encourages each child to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively at his or her own pace.
Our curriculum is based on an understanding of how children grow and develop and how they learn and attempt to make sense of the world around them. Our belief is that children acquire this knowledge about their physical and social worlds through play and interaction with other children, adults and objects.
Westminster Weekday Preschool accepts children of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including children with special needs. We strive to provide a rich variety of experiences for our students by sharing customs, ideas, traditions and meanings, and promoting understanding and acceptance of each other. We celebrate traditional Christian holidays while also welcoming the opportunity to learn about other traditions and holiday celebrations.
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, we are proud that the preschool has been recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top preschools in the area. The preschool is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of parents, church members, and staff.
For more information, contact Carolyn Burke, Director.
Learning at Westminster Weekday Preschool
Each day is structured so children know what to anticipate. The day includes a balance of fine- and gross-motor activities, group and individual activities, a snack, outdoor and circle times. To supplement the daily curriculum, the children are also exposed to special experiences in our classrooms, on our playground, and on field trips in the community.
Each classroom has a teacher and an assistant. Every teacher holds a degree in early childhood education, a child development associate’s certificate or a degree in a related field. In addition, a music teacher, an occupational therapist (OT), and two inclusive classroom assistants work with all classes.
Download our 2017 Brochure (PDF) for our 2017 hours, class sizes and schedules, payment schedule, and opportunities for learning.
The WWP school year runs from September through early June. Registration for the fall occurs in January of that year (for example, registration for the school year beginning in September 2017 was in January 2017). The Registration Period for the 2017-2018 school year is complete.
WWP holds two registration periods, an “In-House” Registration Period followed by an “Open” Registration Period. “In-House” Registration includes families of current or former WWP students and Westminster Presbyterian Church member families. To be considered under the definition of church member, at least one parent must have joined the church by December 31 of the year prior to registration (for example, December 31, 2017 for the January 2018 registration period).
WWP will hold two drop-in open house sessions during the Registration Period. For the 2018-2019 school year, they will be on January 10 and January 11, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
You may schedule a tour of the preschool on first and third Wednesdays and second and fourth Thursdays from 10-10:30 AM. If you would like to tour the preschool, please contact Carolyn Burke, Director to schedule.