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Huguenot United Methodist Pre School

10661 Duryea Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

(804) 272-1704


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We combine a strong academic curriculum with Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Kindergarten Readiness, and the research results of Piaget and BRAIN.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Huguenot UMC Preschool program offers your child the opportunity to grow and develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically within a nurturing atmosphere where “Learning and Fun Become One”.

A Typical Day

Self-selected play at various learning and play centers throughout the classroom
Large Group Instruction - Circle Time
Small Group Instruction
Snack Time
Music/Movement Class
Gross Motor Play - outdoors or in the "Big" room

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on