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
The school year runs from September to early June, and all classes are from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. There is an optional two-week Summer Camp in mid-June for currently enrolled students.
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.
2018-2019 Registration and Preschool Tours
Initial Registration for the 2018-19 school year was held in January 2018. There currently are openings in the 2-day 2½s classes, and the 4-day 4s class. There is a wait list for the 3-day 3s classes.
Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be in January 2019. Information on registration and open houses will be available soon.
If you are interested in applying for one of our current openings, you may schedule a tour of the preschool on first and third Wednesdays and second and fourth Thursdays from 10-10:30 AM. Please contact Carolyn Burke, Director to schedule a tour. Please note: no tours will be scheduled in September 2018.
You may pick up an application in the preschool office or download it below.
Becky Bailey Conscious Discipline Class
Every January and February, WWP teacher Pam Beard and Director Carolyn Burke lead this DVD series and group discussion. Check back in September 2018 for information on our 2019 class!