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Miss Christin's Day School

305 Westfield Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 906-0608


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • sorting, shapes, tactile numbers
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • songs
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • crafts and creations
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Introduction to Spanish and Sign Language

From the Director:

Because children have a natural curiosity and eagerness to explore, skills are introduced not through drill but through fun and exciting activities. The curriculum will cover language arts, social studies, science, math, music, art, and physical education.

Day in the Life

General School Mission


Miss Christin's Day School strives to contribute to all aspects of your child's learning: physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional. We will provide a nurturing and supportive environment for your child to grow and learn. We believe that children learn best through playful interaction with their environment. Through weekly themes and letters and daily learning centers your child will experience the joy of learning while gaining the skills needed to help transition to kindergarten.

A Typical Day

Daily Schedule

9:00 Arrival, Learning Centers
9:30 Morning Circle- Calendar, Weather, Thinking, Planning and Talking
10:00 Music and Movement
10:20 Snack
10:40 Learning by Doing
11:00 Recess
11:20 Storytime
11:30 Crafts and Creations
11:50 Closing Circle Time
12:00 Dismissal