1205 Dolley Madison Blvd.
McLean, VA 22101
Emily Yosmanovich, Director
1205 Dolley Madison Blvd.
McLean, VA 22101
Emily Yosmanovich, Director
Preschool is currently enrolling for a limited number of openings.
contact us at 703-790-2767 for more information.
Registration materials and forms can be found at the bottom of this page.
The mission of Trinity Preschool is to cultivate a collaborative community of families and teachers to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for young children to develop physical, emotional, cognitive, creative, and social skills through play-based and discovery-led learning.
At Trinity Preschool, we believe that every child is a unique and special individual with unique and special abilities and needs. We believe that every child can experience the joy of learning, and such, we strive to develop active, independent and curious learners, who are ready to enter the academic world when they graduate from our program.
Trinity Preschool offers a high-quality Early Childhood Education Program (curriculum). Teachers are carefully chosen for their love and compassion for all children, as well as their knowledge of child development and instructional skills. Teachers nurture and celebrate each child’s individual gifts and interests, while also lovingly encouraging children to develop other skills sets and interests. Teachers use positive techniques, based on Conscious Discipline, to develop emotional, social, and self-efficacy skills. Each day is filled with opportunity and hands-on experiences, from French language immersion to art to cooking, from science investigations to storytelling, from music and movement to letters and numbers, from puzzles to pretend play, and blocks to books and beyond! At Trinity, we strive to engage each child’s sense of wonder and prepare them to utilize it for growth and life-long learning.
Trinity Preschool operates as an outreach ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church. It is open to teachers and children of all faith backgrounds. There is a weekly chapel time during which the pastors share age-appropriate Bible stories. Children also learn to say a blessing before mealtimes and learn the act of praying for guidance and for others. Teachers are encouraged to extend love and acceptance to all children by being faithful stewards of their education and celebrating their individual backgrounds.
The Penguin Class is for children 2 1/2 - 3 years.
Teachers: Ms. Karima Badawi and Ms. Kim Elkas
Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eligibility: Children must be 2 years old by March 31. 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. A limited number of class openings are offered to children aged 2, but not yet 2.5. Enrollment of a child who is that young is subject to the Director’s discretion.
Class size: Two teachers with 12-13 children.
The Manatee Class is for children 3-4 years old.
Teachers: Ms. Janine Whitfield and Ms. Regina Kano
Meets Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eligibility: This class is for children who turned 3 by September 30 and are potty trained. (No exceptions)
Class size: Two teachers with 14-15 children.
The Panda Pre-K Class is for children 4 - 5 years.
Teachers: Ms. Kayna Newman and Ms. Delphine Delquie
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.
We also have a Floater Teacher who assists in all classrooms to greater meet the needs of our students.
Dear Miss Janine,
In February, I brought you a child struggling with transitions, craving knowledge and friendships. Enrolling her in your class was simply the best choice we could have made for Siobhan. She has flourished and loved every minute. She has thrived. In such a short period of time, she has learned letter sounds and days of the week but to hear Siobhan talk about school, she will tell you that she sings songs, paints and plays with her friends. I am most impressed with the subtle method you incorporated educational tasks into activities the children love. Every activity has a purpose. Successful people make their hard work appear easy. Janine, your success is my child’s success. While Siobhan and I both are sad that her classroom time with you is coming to an end, I am profoundly grateful for your stabilizing, consistent, loving presence. You will truly be missed.
Since 2014, both of my kids have been fortunate to attend Trinity Preschool. 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 Preschool! I'm confident that because of your guidance my kids will be off to a great start in elementary school.
Trinity 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.
When looking at preschools for my twins, my first reaction to Trinity Preschool 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 Preschool to anyone considering preschool for their child.