Back to Crozet Preschools

Hillsboro Christian Preschool

6356 Hillsboro Lane
Crozet, VA 22932

(434) 823-5342


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We believe that children learn through play.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We work at identifying children who seem to be lagging, need a bit of extra attention, or need more challenging activities. We endeavor to provide one-on-one attention to help prepare these children for kindergarten. We provide a variety of activities that inspire learning. We often encourage advanced children to help other children in their class.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of the Hillsboro Christian Preschool is to provide a place where children can be well-prepared for school, where they can make and build friendships with other children, where they will know they are loved and accepted, and where they will learn about God's world and God's love for them. We provide personal attention for each child, challenging learning opportunities, fun crafts and recreation, and interesting games and play activities. And it is part of our purpose to provide resources and encouragement to meet the needs of parents, too.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Early arrival activities
Group time - theme info, jobs, Bible story, prayer time
Free play - includes art activity and other activities to choose from
Snack time
Outdoor play
Story time - stories related to the theme, games, songs, etc.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our teachers send home a newsletter and calendar with upcoming themes each month. Our director also keeps parents up-to-date on school wide activities and issues such as illness outbreaks. If a problem arises with an individual child, the parents would be contacted by the teacher or director. A lot of our annual information is related in our orientation held the week before school starts in September and is distributed in our handbook.


Handling Separation: From the Director

We always want to do what is best for the child. So if a child needs Mom/Dad to stay for a while, then we encourage them to stay as long as needed. If a child is crying when we take them inside, the director usually will call the parent to let them know that the child has settled in and is happily playing. We don't want parents to worry all morning.