Serving the McLean Community for Over 40 Years!

Located through the back entrance of Trinity UMC at

1205 Dolley Madison Blvd.

McLean, VA 22101


Facebook: @trinitypreschoolmclean      


Email to learn more about the school or to schedule a private tour.


The 2024-2025 Enrollment Application is now open.

New applicants must schedule a campus tour and pay an application fee of $50, 

which will be credited towards enrollment should you be accepted at Trinity Preschool of McLean. 

The link to pay the application fee is included within the application form.

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Classes will begin on August 27, 2024 and end on June 6, 2025.

A full calendar of holidays and events will be released with enrollment documents.

  • Designed for toddlers ages 1.5 -2 years old to attend with a parent or caregiver, this class is led by our Director and occasional guest parenting and child development experts. This weekly one-hour class introduces young toddlers to a variety of play opportunities while educating caregivers on how to stimulate development through play, as well as touching on typical parenting concerns like tantrums, nap schedules and potty training. The playroom remains open for an extra hour after class for socializing and free play.


    This class meets on Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Tuition: $900 (9 payments of $100)

  • (Limited spaces are available for birthdates May 1, 2022 – August 30, 2022. A rolling start date may be recommended by the Director. Children born September-November 2022 may apply for a January 2025 start date, only as spots are available at that time.)


    Designed for children ages 2-3 years old, this class is an introduction to being part of a social group. Activities focus on social skills (i.e. learning to be away from mom/dad, sharing, taking turns, communicating needs, interacting peacefully with peers), basic self-efficacy skills (i.e. cleaning up, putting on a coat, opening/closing containers), and fine and gross motor development. The daily schedule includes a circle/story time, art and sensory play, active play, snack and lunch, and lots of time for play and exploration.


    Parents can choose from the Puffin 3-day (Tue, Wed, Thu) or the Penguin 5-day schedule for this program. 

    All class days are 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Penguin Class is eligible to attend the Night Owl Program to extend the day to 4:30 p.m.

    The Puffin Class is not eligible to attend the Night Owl Program.

    Puffin 3-day Tuition: $5,760 (9 payments of $640)

    Penguin 5-day Tuition: $9,630 (9 payments of $1,070)

    Penguin 5-day + Night Owl Tuition: $16,110 (9 payments of $1,790)

  • Designed for children ages 3-4 years old, this program continues a focus on gaining social skills while adding an academic component that is developmentally appropriate. Children participate in letter recognition activities and fine motor work to develop writing readiness. Pre-math skills are taught through fun sorting, counting, patterning and calendar activities. Skills and content are integrated through imaginative play activities and hands-on learning stations. The daily schedule includes a circle/story time, art and sensory play, active play, snack and lunch, and lots of time for play and exploration. Children attend a weekly Music class and Chapel Time. Children must be potty-trained to attend this class (please address any concerns to the Director).


    Parents can choose from a 3-Day (Tue, Wed, Thu), 4-day (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri) or 5-day schedule for this class. 

    All class days are 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    4- and 5-day students are eligible to attend the Night Owl Program.

    3-day Tuition: $5,760 (9 payments of $640)

    4-day Tuition: $6,750 (9 payments of $750)

    4-day + Night Owl Tuition: $12,330 (9 payments of $1,370)

    5-day Tuition: $7,785 (9 payments of $865)

    5-day + Night Owl Tuition: $14,265 (9 payments of $1,585)

  • Designed for children ages 4-5 years old, this program continues to offer a play-based program while increasing academic exposure.  Students begin associating letters with sounds and putting sounds together to make simple words, as well as exploring handwriting. Pre-math skills continue to be taught, while increasing the challenge with problem-solving activities. Skills and content are integrated through imaginative play activities and hands-on learning stations. As the year progresses, students are encouraged to accept more responsibility in the classroom, both for maintaining focus on their own work/play as well as for functioning together as a group. The daily schedule includes a circle/story time, art, sensory play, active play, snack and lunch, and lots of time for exploration. Children attend a weekly Music class and Chapel Time. Upon graduating this class, children will be well prepared for their next steps, be that another year of preschool, or moving up to Kindergarten. 


    This program meets 5 days (Mon – Fri), 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m OR 2:30 pm.

    5-day (9:30 -1:30) Tuition : $7,875 (9 payments of $875)

    5-day (9:30 - 2:30) Tuition: $10,035 (9 payments of $1,115)

    5-day + Night Owls (9:30 - 4:30) Tuition: $14,355 (9 payments of $1,595)

  • Designed for children ages 5-6 years old, this program is perfect for Summer and early Fall birthdays, as well as children who may need just a bit more growth before heading to a large class in elementary school. This class prepares children for the academic world, whether planning to enter another Kindergarten or 1st Grade* in the following year. While continuing to honor learning through play, this class helps children learn to tend to tasks longer and practice self-regulation skills through work in independent, small group, and whole group activities. The academic curriculum provides a solid foundation for literacy, math, social studies and science while the arts and French language are integrated into all aspects of the day. Lessons are guided by student curiosity and inquiry. Children are encouraged to be creative, try new things, and celebrate both successes and mistakes as equally important parts of the learning process. Children graduate from this class as confident, resilient, curious and creative lifelong learners. Children attend a weekly Music class and Chapel Time, as well as a twice a week French Immersion Art class. 


    *Children with birthdates October 1 - December 30, 2019 may not be eligible to head to 1st grade from this program. 

    This is a school-based decision that is up to your elementary school.

    This program meets 5 days (Mon-Fri), 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    5-day (9:30 - 2:30) Tuition: $10,035 (9 payments of $1,115)

    5-day + Night Owls (9:30 - 4:30) Tuition: $14,355 (9 payments of $1,595)

  • Designed to meet the demand for more hours of childcare, this program combines children from all classes in the preschool for a recreational care experience. Children can be dropped off before the school day starts, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., to attend Early Birds. In the Night Owls afternoon program, preschoolers spend the first hour in a quiet rest time, then Kindergartners may join them for an afternoon of fun. Children enjoy a snack, a daily specials activity (music, art, yoga, sports, or surprise) and lots of unstructured free play and outdoor time. Parents may pick children up between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.


    5-day Early Bird Tuition: $2,430 (9 payments of $270)

    4-day Early Bird Tuition: $1,980 (9 payments of $220)

    3-day Early Bird Tuition: $1,530 (9 payments of $170)

    Drop-in Early Bird Rate: $25/day

    Drop-in Night Owl Rate: $75/day

  • Children ages 3 - 8 (must be potty-trained) are invited to join us for a summer of fun. 

    Each 2-week session is packed with water and outdoor play, STEAM explorations, free play, and visiting field trips.

    $625 Morning Session (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)  /  $1,250 Full-Day (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

    Session One: Let's GO! Under the Sea! --- June 17-28 (No Camp June 19) 

    Session Two: Let's GO! Around the World! --- July 1 - 12 (No Camp July 4)

    Session Three: Let's GO! Into a Fairy Tale! --- July 15 - 26

  • Our Work Day Fun Day program is open to current and former Trinity Preschool students, as well as older siblings. This camp-style program offers childcare in a mixed age group for children from 2 years of age through 2nd grade on the following days when FCPS and Trinity are otherwise closed:

    • October 4
    • November 4
    • November 5
    • January 29
    • April 1

    Enrollment is for all five sessions, not a la carte. 

    The fee to enroll is $450 for the 8:30-12:30 morning session or $900 for the 8:30-4:30 full day. 

    Enrollment will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to 24 children.

About Us

Our Mission

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.


Our Vision

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.

Our Philosophy

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.

Our Ministry

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.


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.



Katie Randalls

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.

Whitney Stanko

Preschool Parent

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.

Leslie Vorndran

Preschool Parent

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.

Jessie Wolking

Preschool Parent