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Francis Asbury Preschool

1871 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

(757) 376-8394


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We are a half day preschool. We offer hands on activities to extend the learning process.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

One of the most important aspects about our program is that we have the ability to work with each child at their own level. The teachers work hard to differentiate their lessons so that the children who need to be challenged are and those who need a little extra time and attention are given that as well.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

As members of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, we seek to provide a warm and nurturing Christian preschool in the heart of Virginia Beach. It is our belief at Francis Asbury Preschool that each child is a unique individual created by God. We have created an environment that encourages children to explore the world around them. We do so by exposing children to the process of learning through play. We see every experience as a learning opportunity in which a new skill can be taught.
It is important that the children gather together for Chapel to celebrate the joy of living in God's world. Students of all faiths and denominations worship together to explore common bonds, create awareness of the needs of others, and develop a relationship with our Creator.
Francis Asbury Preschool children will become well rounded individuals by encouraging them to explore their natural sense of wonder; discover their creative spirit; learn problem-solving skills; develop lifelong morals and values; build a positive self image; develop self-control and consideration of others; increase coordination and balance; and know that learning is fun!

A Typical Day

8:30 – 8:40 – Arrival and Greet (tables will have activities for children to begin)
8:40 – 8:55 – Morning Stretches
8:55 – 9:10 – Circle time
9:10 – 9:25 – Small group activities
9:25 – 9:35 – Potty Party
9:35 – 9:55 – Outdoor/ Gross motor activities
9:55 – 10:00 – Wash hands & get ready for snack
10:00 – 10:15 – Blessing & Snack
10:15 – 10:45 – Art, Centers and Individual work time
10:45 – 10:55 – Potty Party
10:55 – 11:10 – Story Time
11:10 – 11:20 – Exercise/ Music and Movement
11:20 – 11:30 – Journal
11:30 – 11:45 – Circle time
11:45 – 11:50 – Wash hands & get ready for lunch
11:50 – 12:15 – Blessing &Lunch
12:15 – 12:25 – Review the day
12:25 – 12:30 – Pack up and Goodbyes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Both the teacher and the director communicate with all parents on a daily basis. During these conversations we discuss their child's day and positive experiences at school, as well as up coming events. Parents also receive a weekly newsletter, via email, from the classroom teacher informing them of their child's weekly events. In addition parents receive regular emails from the director reminding them of upcoming events and ways to help out within the school. Lastly we have a private facebook page where parents can view pictures of their child's day.

Parents and teachers meet twice a year to discuss their child's developmental milestones and goals for the year. Additional conferences are made on a case by case basis.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • 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