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St Francis Creche Preschool

9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066

(703) 759-2522


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Developmentally appropriate theme based program. Small classes.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Small classes allow for time for teachers to give every child individual attention.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Francis Creche offers a developmental preschool program that promotes the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of young children. We are an Episcopal preschool celebrating Christian instruction within the tradition of the Church. We respect all religious and cultural traditions and encourage diversity in our enrollment practices.
Our program is built on a strong foundation for learning and character development. Our students are offered the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential by participation in prayer, play, the arts, and cognitive exercises. We know all children are created in the image of God and recognize each one's individual potential to learn, participate, and contribute to the needs of our world."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"� Play independently and in groups
� Sit, listen, and participate in a group
� Complete projects designed to teach them skills and
concepts appropriate for their age
� Listen to stories
� Read books
� Learn Bible stories, prayers, and songs
� Participate in music and physical movement activities
with specially trained instructors
� Participate once a week in Chapel"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school