Preschool

Welcome to Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool

Learning to Live Lovingly since 1991

2024-2025 School Year

We currently have a few  spaces in our 2 year old class  and one space available in our 3-4 year old class for Fall 2024. 

Please contact us with your enrollment questions or to schedule a tour.

Preschool Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:10pm

Extended Day: Mondays & Wednesdays until 2:00pm*

For registration information, please click here.

* For students 3 years and older

Washington Street UMC Preschool is a half-day preschool program that serves children ages two to five years old. Small class sizes, experienced and loving teachers, and large and bright classrooms enable Washington Street to maintain an environment where children feel welcome to learn and explore. The educational program reflects our philosophy of learning through play by using the Creative Curriculum Goals and Objectives as the framework for our approach to teaching young children.

Learning through play provides young children the opportunity to:

  • Develop higher level thinking
  • Strengthen language and social skills
  • Cultivate empathy and make sense of their world

As children play with each other they:

  • Learn to see other children’s points of view and begin to become empathetic and caring.
  • Learn to use language in new ways to describe their play, express their needs and wants, and to interact with others.
  • Develop their muscles, balance, stamina and coordination.

Special attention is given to each child’s abilities and interests, using his or her strengths to foster development in all areas. Through art, music, drama, and play, children enrolled in our program are encouraged to expand their imagination, develop confidence in their abilities, and build a strong self-image.

Religious Exemption

As a mission of Washington Street United Methodist Church, WSUMC Preschool is a non-profit entity. Although exempt from state licensing mandates due to our religious affiliation, WSUMCP complies with basic health and safety standards established by the Commonwealth of Virginia for programs serving young children, and annually passes health, sanitation and fire safety inspections. The Virginia Milestones of Child Development and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines are used for curriculum, assessment and professional development. Additionally, Virginia Star Quality Initiative’s high standards for environment and interactions also are followed. Learn more about worship at Washington Street UMC.