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McNair Farms Children's Center

2487 McNair Farms Road
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 713-0093


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is to create learning opportunities for our children in an environment of unconditional love, support, and respect. We consider it our job to help parents begin to prepare their children to be happy and successful in life in general, and for their school years in particular.

In designing our programs, we have drawn on the educational methods and philosophy of Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, and Rudolf Dreikurs. We emphasize the importance of the quality of teacher-child interactions. Teachers are seen as important role models for children.

Two major elements of our program are the context and the content. Context refers to how we do what we do with children. Content refers to what we do, such as classroom activities and academic subjects. A great context is the most important element in nurturing a child's love of learning and love of school!

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Pick-Up