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Reynolda Presbyterian School

2200 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27106-5135

(336) 723-7451


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our curriculum is designed to suit children of many different needs. We have a lot of structured play built in to our daily routine which allows teachers to design learning stations for a variety of learning styles and levels. Our small class sizes at every age gives teachers ample opportunity to learn about children's individual strengths and design curriculum goals for each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Reynolda Preschool and Kindergarten is a weekday ministry of Reynolda Church, EPC, for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. We love Jesus, love to play, and love to learn about the world!

Whether you are looking for a "Mother's Morning Out" for your 3 month-old, a comprehensive Kindergarten program, or anything in between, Reynolda is the place for you! Our half-day program and small classes are perfect for children who are first entering school. In all we do, we want our students to grow in confidence, walking with the assurance that: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" (Philippians 4:13)

A Typical Day

Each of our classes follows a daily routine appropriate for children in their age group. All of our classes include lots of time for play, music, art, pre-reading skills, math, and social skills.

Sample Schedule:
9:00am Welcome and Settle In, Free Play
9:20am Opening Circle Time (Calendar, Story, Songs, Rhymes)
9:40am Learning Block and Centers
10:15am Snack
10:30am Playground
11:00am Music/Storytelling
11:30am Closing Circle (Story, Songs, Movement)
12:00pm Dismiss
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Bunch (optional)

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We hold an Open House at the beginning of school to allow parents to see their child's classroom and meet teachers. Throughout the year, teachers communicate with parents through monthly newsletters, email updates, phone calls, and conversations in the classrooms or in the carpool line.

School wide emails are sent each month to keep parents updated about current curriculum, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and ways they might connect the school curriculum with their home activities.

Parents are invited for conferences in January and are welcome in our classrooms anytime.

We hold parent seminars each spring on parenting topics of interest to our current parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have an open door policy and encourage parents to come to school as much as needed to help their children feel safe and calm at school. All families are invited to visit the school before school starts to allow children to get acquainted with the space and teachers. For children who have separation issues we encourage parents to start with an abbreviated schedule at the beginning of the year (e.g., 1 hour at the beginning of the day) until the child is ready to stay for the full morning. We find that it does not take long for children to get acclimated to our fun program!