Contact: Martha Carter – Administrator (540) 960-1616
Margaret Moss, Lead Teacher
First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Due to the pandemic, the Preschool will not meet during 2020-21. It will resume as soon as it is safe.
FPC Preschool expanded its innovative preschool program last year when offered the opportunity to participate in the community-wide University of Virginia’s new pilot preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. Based on this year’s experience, the preschool will continue with the curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year. The STREAMin3 curriculum was developed at the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) based on what CASTL has learned about early childhood education – both in terms of the latest developmental and early education research and what they have observed to actually happen in early childhood classrooms and settings.
The STREAMin3 Curriculum focuses on five Core skills that form the building blocks for later learning and six STREAM skills (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) to help children prepare for the academic demands of Kindergarten and beyond.
All daily activities and routines are play-based and child-led with a focus on problem-solving, curiosity, active engagement and exploration. A few spots are available in the class that will meet Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:00 am – noon each day. Children from ages 2 ½ -5 years are eligible to attend the preschool. The preschool is scheduled to begin its fifth year on Wednesday, September 9th. An open house for all 2020-2021 families will be on Monday, August 31st. To learn more or schedule a visit, please call Martha Carter at (540) 960-1616.