TrinITY PDO Preschool Now Enrolling for the 2017-18 School YEar


Friday, March 10

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you're looking for a preschool for your child, please plan to attend our Open House to tour the school, visit the classrooms, and speak with the teachers.

Trinity PDO preschool has been part of the McLean community for over 30 years. We are a small, non-denominational school that strives to maintain a close relationship with the families we serve. Trinity PDO preschool encourages learning through imaginative play in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Read what parents have said about Trinity PDO at the bottom of this page. Call the school directly at 703-790-2767 to learn more.

our curriculum

At Trinity PDO preschool, our children explore the world around them by participating in a variety of experiences including Art, Music, French, dramatic play, cooking and field trips. Our French teacher visits each classroom three days a week to read stories and sing songs in French. The children learn to work and play cooperatively within a group. The values taught in the classroom are reinforced by the inclusion of a daily lunchtime blessing as well as weekly chapel time. Our teachers are chosen not only for their early childhood experience but for their warmth and caring. They regularly participate in professional development classes and workshops. All our teachers are First Aid, CPR and MAT certified.

2016-17 Calendar

Our CLasses

The Penguin Class is for children 2 1/2 - 3 years.

Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eligibility - Children must be 2 years and 6 months by the first day of school. This class is for younger children and is usually a child's first preschool experience. Children in this class do not need to be potty trained.

Class size: Two teachers with 12-13 children.

The Manatee Class is for children 3-4 years old.

Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eligibility - This class is for children who turned 3 by July 30 and are potty trained. (No exceptions)

Class size: Two teachers with 14-15 children.

The Panda Pre-K Class is for children 4 - 5years.

Meets Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eligibility - This class is for children who are 4 years old by September 30 and use the toilet independently. (No exceptions)

Class size: Two teachers with 16-17 children.

Our philosophy

The people of Trinity United Methodist Church recognize and strive to meet the needs of McLean families with young children. Trinity PDO preschool is an outreach ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church. Our mission is to help children grow, support families, and to serve our community.

At Trinity PDO Preschool, we believe that every child is a unique and special individual with unique and special abilities and needs. Our goal is to help each child develop to his or her fullest potential. We believe that each child can experience the joy of learning and grow at his or her own pace.

To learn more about our preschool program, please call our Director, Janine Whitfield at 703-790-2767 to arrange a personal tour.

Registration Materials

Registration Application

VA Health Form

Family Information Form

Emergency Form

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Since 2014, both of my kids have been fortunate to attend Trinity Parent's Day Out. All of the staff is fantastic and created a fun, welcoming environment to prepare our children for a lifetime of learning. Both Ms. Janine and Ms. Delphine have made lasting, positive impacts on our lives. My daughter, now in Kindergarten, still takes French lessons with Ms. Delphine. On a play date with a work colleague a few weeks ago, she got to "test" her French with a young, native speaker. I was so impressed with her ability to communicate small things with her French speaking peer. Thank you Ms. Delphine! We also owe a huge thanks to Ms. Janine and the staff at Trinity for help with my son. He showed some early signs of fine motor delays and Ms. Janine was a huge help in walking us through the process to get additional services and creating a learning environment that would benefit his needs. He has improved so much with the help of all the staff at Trinity and benefited from their loving, positive approach. Thank you Trinity PDO! I'm confident that because of your guidance my kids will be off to a great start in elementary school.

Whitney Stanko

PDO Parent

Trinity PDO preschool has been a place of joy and growth for our daughter. The nurturing environment and loving teachers have instilled in our child an innate sense of confidence and trust in teachers. We see this played out at church, sports lessons, and camps as she quickly adheres to instruction from various leaders. We've watched her grow from a toddler into an experienced student ready to learn. We feel confident our child will enter kindergarten reading and writing at an age appropriate level. One of our favorite aspects of the school is the extended family we have gained. The children love and care for one another deeply, welcome new students readily, and ask after one another's welfare; the teachers are equally as caring and warm to our entire family. Indeed, although our daughter will be launched into an academically rigorous program for which she is well prepared we will always long for the years of playful learning and loving embraces at Trinity preschool.

Leslie Vorndran

PDO Parent

When looking at preschools for my twins, my first reaction to Trinity PDO was how warm and welcoming they were. It was important to me that my kids feel safe, nurtured and stimulated and Trinity checked those boxes and more.

My twins are now in their final year at Trinity and they have cherished their time there. Reflecting back, I can clearly see how much thought has been placed into each activity they do. From developing fine motor and language skills to now learning science, music, art and French, learning is made fun. My children are not only ready for kindergarten, they are excited to learn. Without hesitation, I would recommend Trinity PDO to anyone considering preschool for their child.

Jessie Wolking

PDO Parent