- Whom do I contact to schedule a tour or enroll in the school?
Email the VP of Membership or call 703-250-6101, select Option 2 on the menu, and leave your name and number for the VP of Membership to return your call.
- Where are you located?
Our address is 9019 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031. We rent our space from the Providence Presbyterian Church on Route 236, between Pickett and Guinea Roads. Here is a Google Map of our location.
- Is toilet training required?
No. Toilet training is not required for any of our classes.
- Is parent participation required?
Yes. Parents co-op in the classroom, have a family job, complete 8 volunteer hours, and participate in clean-up and fundraising activities. View our summary of member responsibilities.
- What is your registration fee?
Our nonrefundable registration fee is $75.
- Do you have field trips?
Yes. Our 3s, 3/4s, and 4s classes take field trips off school grounds. CDO and 2s do not have field trips.
- Do you offer after school day care?
No. We do not provide any childcare beyond the preschool classes listed on this web site.
- Are you a licensed pre-school?
Yes. We are fully licensed by the State of Virginia. Our facilities are regularly inspected by the Fairfax Regional Licensing Office to ensure compliance with state regulations regarding safety, record-keeping and health matters. For more information, please contact the Fairfax Licensing Office at 703-347-6345.
- Are snacks and/or lunch provided for students?
No, students bring a nut-free snack from home each day. We are a Nut-Aware facility. Parents are encouraged to send a healthy snack which includes a starch and vegetable or fruit. For Lunch Bunch, students bring a packed lunch from home.
- Are you accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)?
No. To be NAEYC accredited, you must have a director of the preschool. We are a small, parent-run school. We are fully licensed by the State of Virginia (see question 8) and an active member of the Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council (VCPC).
- Do you offer summer school?
Yes. We offer a two-week summer camp program for ages 3-5 after the end of the regular preschool year. Learn more about our summer camp.
- Can you accomodate students with allergies?
Yes. We are a Nut Aware school and work within Virginia State guidelines for storing epi-pens.
- Do you administer medication?
We can only administer epi-pens in life-threatening situations. All requests to store epi-pens at school should be submitted at the time of enrollment.
- What is the difference between the 2s class and the Child’s Day Out (CDO) program?
The two classes are very similar. Parents co-op or help in the classroom on a rotating schedule in the 2s class. Co-oping is not required in CDO. CDO also generally has a slightly younger group of children as it covers a broader age range from 20-35 months. By the end of the year both groups have accomplished teacher-directed activities and are ready to move on to the next level class.