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Christ Church Episcopal Preschool

5000 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

(804) 364-5905


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our program introduces developmentally appropriate preschool skills such as letters, letter sounds, and number recognition using a multi-sensory approach. The curriculum includes free and directed exploration to encourage and develop a love of learning. Our curriculum will offer a balance of free play, creative art, dramatic play, physical movement and recreation, story times and music within both small group and whole class experiences. Our school's aim is to develop the young child intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially while integrating Christian values into the curriculum to introduce a spiritual awareness.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We administer P.A.L.S. Prek screening in the fall and spring. PALS is scientific based and was developed by UVA with the Dept. of Education. PALS PreK is not an achievement test, but is a diagnostic tool designed to guide the planning and delivery of early literacy instruction. All children that are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of the following school year are screened.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool will endeavor to provide a nurturing, developmentally appropriate Christian environment for children as they begin their journey to become independent lifelong learners.

A Typical Day

A typical day:

9:00 - 10:00 Free Centers
10:05 - 10:25 Circle
10:30 - 10:45 Snack
10:50 - 11:20 Outside
11:25 - 11:55 Small Group Activities
12:00 Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Staff emails monthly calendars pertaining to classroom activities. Daily activities are posted outside each classroom and will be updated each morning. Communication between teachers and parents is valued to ensure success for each child. Parent/Teacher conferences take place in January. Teachers are always available to conference with parents when needed.

The director emails a monthly newsletter to parents providing pertinent information about events and matters regarding the preschool.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a transition week for our 3 year olds during the first week of school. Children attend for one hour the first day of school, two hours the second day of school, and 3 hours the third day of school. If children need more time to transition into the classroom, we will adjust their schedule until they are comfortable and happy in their preschool classroom.