Preschool classes are offered for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds. We provide Monday through Friday classes for all age groups. In addition, a Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1/2 day class for 3 year olds. We offer two sessions of programming: the school year (September - June) and summer camp (June - August).
Preschool instruction for 2 year old, 3 year old, and 4 year old programs is from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Enrichment activities include Spanish, Music, Yoga, Science, Starz Fitness, and Chapel. Parents are given the option for children to attend a full day or half day. Full day students may come as early as 7:00 AM and stay until 6:00 PM. Half day students may arrive no earlier than 8:00 am and leave at 12:30 pm. Hourly care is available to half day students who need occasional extended care if space and staffing permits.
Full day Kindergarten runs from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM with optional extended care available. Our Kindergarten encompasses a well rounded program preparing students to make a smooth transition to 1st grade. All Virginia Standards of Learning will be covered and mastered through curriculum. Our developmentally appropriate kindergarten program strengthens a child’s self esteem, encourages curiosity, fosters independence, and creates excitement toward future education.
After school care is offered for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade who attend Chittum Elementary, Western Branch Primary, and Western Branch Intermediate. Public school Kindergarten care is available before school (7:00-7:15 am) and after school (2:20-6:00 pm). Kindergarten care is not available during public school hours.
We also offer afternoon enrichment classes in soccer. There is a small fee associated with these programs.
Our two year old program follows the WEE Learn Curriculum and is play based and encourages children to learn through exploration.
Our three year old program follows the WEE Learn Curriculum and is play based and encourages children to learn through hands-on experiences. Handwriting Without Tears is used to help children get familiar with letters and gain the pre-writing skill needed for handwriting.
Our four year old program is a stepping-stone to Kindergarten. It is a theme-based curriculum, which gives children an academic foundation to build upon. We follow the Scholastic Big Day for Pre-K Curriculum. Handwriting Without Tears is used to help children develop their handwriting skills.
Our school age program offers students a friendly and safe place for children to come together after school to work on homework, play, and build lasting friendships, Our school aligns with the Chesapeake school calendar and offers full day programming during teacher work days. Pre-registration is required for teacher work days and limited space is available. We serve Chittum Elementary, Western Branch Primary, and Western Branch Intermediate.
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Our developmentally appropriate Kindergarten program equips children with the foundations of learning in math, science, literacy, handwriting, and social studies. Our small class size provides optimal one-on-one instruction and buiilds a unique classroom community. We use the Pearson Reading Street and EnVision Math curriculums.