Philosophy

It is the mission of St. Paul’s Preschool to create an environment that gives all children the opportunity to learn in a Christ- centered, safe and caring environment. St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is a Christian non-profit weekday ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. At St. Paul’s we believe that each child is a unique creation of God. In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. We believe in educating the whole child, encouraging not only intellectual and social growth, but spiritual growth as well. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued positive self image and seek to minister to both children and families.

Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities, which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work is planned with emphasis on the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet time.

Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time. We teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development and helping them to feel success without pressure.


Admission Process

ALL classes are full at this time. Please complete an application to be put on our wait list. Please Download an application. You are welcome to call our office to schedule a personal tour. (703) 573-0494. We schedule tours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-1 pm.

Teaching Staff

The teachers at St. Paul’s are Christians and are experienced in working with children. In addition they are kind, caring, nurturing and loving. They guide the children in developing spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. St. Paul’s staff celebrates and teaches Christian truths at all times.

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