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 2018 Brochure (PDF) for our 2018 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 2018 will be in January 2018). WWP holds two registration periods, an “In-House” Registration Period followed by an “Open” Registration Period. Classes will be available for children who have reached the age of 2½ as of December 31, 2018, and ages 3 or 4 as of September 30, 2018.
In-House Registration for the fall of 2018 will begin on January 10, 2018, and will end on January 19 at noon. 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). Pick up an application in the preschool office beginning January 10 or download it below. In-house applications are due by noon on Friday, January 19. If necessary, a lottery will be held at noon on January 19 for open spaces.
Open Registration for the fall of 2018 will begin on January 10, 2018, and will end on January 26 at noon. Pick up an application in the preschool office beginning January 10 or download it below. Open applications are due by noon on Friday, January 26. If necessary, a lottery will be held at noon on January 26 for open spaces. Spaces will be announced by phone or email on Wednesday, January 31.
WWP will hold two drop-in open house sessions on January 10 and January 11, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Director and Board members will be available to answer questions as you tour the preschool and observe classrooms over our classroom dutch doors. There is a gathering area in the nursery where you can meet Board members and other prospective preschool families. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by parents at all times. (Babysitting is not available.)
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.
Becky Bailey Conscious Discipline Class
January 18 & 25, February 1, 8 & 15, 2018
7-9 PM in Haverkamp Room
WWP teacher Pam Beard and Director Carolyn Burke lead this DVD series and group discussion. Cost: $95/family includes book Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline.