Enrichment

At Washington Street Preschool we strive to make the childhood journey full of wonder and joy by providing a variety of experiences. We are diligent in our efforts to provide a high quality half-day program and offer meaningful enrichment activities.

Regular Enrichment Opportunities Include:

Extended Day/Lunch Bunch 

The preschool’s Lunch Bunch program is offered to students 3-years and older. On Lunch Bunch days, children will bring a lunch to school and stay until 2 pm. The program is particularly helpful to children who will begin Kindergarten the following fall as it allows students to experience a slightly longer day and have more peer interaction over lunch, which is a big developmental step for young children. Lunch Bunch will be offered two days per week in the 2024-2025 school year. 

Music and Movement Class 

Every week we welcome Ms. Abby into our classrooms to play instruments, sing and dance.

Science Seed

Twice a month a qualified teacher from the Science Seed program will come to the school to provide additional science instruction. Children will learn about a specific science topic and participate in hands-on experiments. 

Chapel 

To support spiritual growth, the preschool holds Chapel on a monthly basis. Chapel consists of age appropriate stories, songs, and prayer.

Additional Enrichment Opportunities Include:

Special Events

In order to introduce our students to a variety of experiences throughout the year the school partners with various community programs. This year the children have enjoyed visits from a local nature center, the Alexandria Archeology Museum and a puppet show, to name a few.

Walking Field Trips

The Owls class takes regular chaperoned walking field trips to the Barrett Branch Library on Queen Street. Other walking field trips in Old Town are incorporated whenever possible in order to enhance our theme units.

Hatch-a-Chick Unit

A school favorite! In the Spring, all classes are provided chicken eggs from Three Bags Wool Farm in Purcellville to observe and learn about the life cycle of a chick. Once the chicks hatch, they are kept in the classrooms for a week for the children to observe and then sent home to the farm.

Community Outreach

Our preschool participates in a variety of outreach and ministry programs, such as Thanksgiving Food collections, Christmas Giving Programs and much more.