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Limited spaces are available for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact the office at 703-790-2767

to inquire about availability and waitlists. Enrollment for school year 2023-2024 opens to the public on February 1, 2023.

    School Year 2022-23 Offerings

    All classes will begin on August 30, 2022 and end on June 9, 2023.

    A school calendar of holidays and events will be released in June 2022.

     

    *Bilingual French Note: Skills and content are instructed in both English and French. This model of language immersion is ideal for young children to not only gain second language skills, but also open neural pathways for divergent thinking as they develop into young problem-solvers.


    Click on the + to learn more about each class.


    If you have more questions, please contact the school at the email or phone number listed above.

    • 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: $720 (9 payments of $80)

    • (Limited spaces are available for birthdates May 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020. A rolling start date or January 2023 start date may be recommended by the Director. Children born September-November 2020 may apply for a January 2023 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 a 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day schedule for this class. All days are 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      2-day Tuition: $3,600 (9 payments of $400)

      3-day Tuition: $4,500 (9 payments of $500)

      5-day Tuition: $7,200 (9 payments of $800)

    • Designed for children ages 3-4 years old, this class 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).

       

      This class meets 4 days (Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri) 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      4-day Tuition: $6,300 (9 payments of $700)

    • Designed for children ages 3-5 years old, this class offers flexibility for student and family needs. Children are instructed at their level of development and academic readiness, using many of the same components of the Manatee and Panda classes. The multi-age environment encourages social skills, strong self-confidence and leadership skills, alongside individualized academic instruction. Children can attend this class for one year or two consecutive years, giving parents and children the opportunity to maintain a familiar teacher and class over the preschool years for optimal growth and development. Upon graduating this class, children will be well prepared for their next steps, be that another year of preschool or moving up to Kindergarten. Children must be potty-trained to attend this class (please address any concerns to the Director).

       

      This class meets 5 days (Mon-Fri), 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      5-day Tuition: $7,200 (9 payments of $800)

    • Designed for children ages 5-6 years old, this class is perfect for Summer and early Fall birthdays and 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 must be potty-trained to attend this class (please address any concerns to the Director).

       

      *Children with birthdates October 1 - November 30, 2017 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 class meets 5 days (Mon-Fri), 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

      Kindergarten Tuition: $10,035 (9 payments of $1,115) + $800 Curriculum Fee

    • 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 and lots of unstructured free play and outdoor time. Parents can pick children up between 3:30 pm and 4:30 p.m.

       

      5-day Early Bird Tuition: $2,250 (9 payments of $250)

      4-day Early Bird Tuition: $1,800 (9 payments of $200)

      3-day Early Bird Tuition: $1,350 (9 payments of $150)

      2-day Early Bird Tuition: $900 (9 payments of $100)

      Drop-in Early Bird Rate: $15/day

       

      5-day Night Owl Tuition: $5,850 (9 payments of $650)

      Kindergarten Discount: $5,400 (9 payments of $600)

      4-day Night Owl Tuition: $4,950 (9 payments of $550)

      Kindergarten Discount: $4,500 (9 payments of $500)

      3-day Night Owl Tuition: $4,050 (9 payments of $450)

      Kindergarten Discount: $3,600 (9 payments of $400)

      2-day Night Owl Tuition: $3,150 (9 payments of $350)

      Kindergarten Discount: $2,700 (9 payments of $300)

      Drop-in Night Owl Rate: $45/day

      Kindergarten Discount: $35/day

    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.


    If you have more questions, please contact the school at the email or phone number listed at the top of this page.



    Testimonials

    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.

     

    Fondly,

    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



    If you have more questions, please contact the school at the email or phone number listed at the top of the page.