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St Johns Preschool

1716 N Augusta Street
Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 886-1500


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is a unique gift from God. Our mission is to nurture each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually with a goal toward readiness for Kindergarten.
The Pre-School day incorporates Free Play, Outside Play, Snack and Group Time. During Free Play, children use table manipulatives, games, blocks, clay, rice and water play. Dramatic free play areas are changed monthly and may include kitchen, dress-ups, Pilgrim and Indian villages, Santa's workshop, the Bethlehem stable, and a complete St. John's Town. Crafts, such as easel painting, play dough, cutting and gluing are also offered and under teacher supervision.
Group Time may included story telling, big books, finger plays, Bible stories, music, science experiments, and many other teacher-oriented activities. Snacks are provided by the Pre-School. The Pre-School plans a good variety of foods that often relate to the skills and concepts being presented.
Large motor skills are encouraged through Outside Play. The playground consists of a fenced in, grassy and mulched area that includes a large swing set, tunnel slide with climbing rock wall, geodome, regular slides, castle, pirate ship, playhouse, and sandboxes. The school also has many types of riding vehicles. During inclement weather, large motor skill work is done in one of the social halls, using balls, hoops, scooters, a parachute, balance beams, tunnels, etc.
Excerpted from the preschool's website