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Westminster Presbyterian MMO & Preschool

301 E. Whitaker Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27608

(919) 832-8888

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

We are a hands on preschool that follows a theme based curriculum while also allowing for free play and individual time. Some activities are teacher-led. At other times the children are allowed to choose their activity. "Play" plays an important role in our curriculum as we feel that children learn best through their experiences.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our classroom sizes are small therefore allowing a great deal of one on one time with the children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that every classroom should provide the children with endless opportunities to learn and grow. We believe that preschool should be educational, engaging and exciting. We want to provide a loving, nurturing environment that will allow each child to be successful and grow as an individual as well as learn how to function as part of a group.

A Typical Day

Welcome time
Morning work...alphabet reviews, numbers, colors, etc...
Craft time/Storytime/Music time
Outside play
Free play or activity as determined by the teachers...

Each classroom's schedule is based upon the age of the children.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We believe that preschool should be a positive experience. We will hold, love, comfort, distract and do anything else possible to ease your child's fears. We believe that separation anxiety is a normal part of preschool life and that it requires alot of patience on our part. We never allow any child to be miserable while in our care. We will be very honest about your child's experience when they are with us and we will offer any advice to help get you and your child through the situation.