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Pocahontas Preschool LLC

3152 Magic Hollow Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

(757) 368-7778


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4-Star Rated Program

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

Children learn and develop at their own rate. Learning occurs daily and can be stimulated with the appropriate activities and skills. Children learn by experiences and by exploring their environment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We provide Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Reading, Art, Music and Developmental Appropriate Practices. Spanish and Sign language are provided as other ways of communicating and as cultural awareness.

From the Director:

We provide an approprate develpmental and academic curriculum that gives your child the opportunity to explore and challenge the environment that surrounds them. In addition, we encourage children to learn skills through hands-ons activities.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers use assessment tools to determine the child's developmental needs. According to their findings they will create a set of goals that they will be used to practice skills with your child. One on one interactions with the teacher will occur daily to provide the best practices with rich environments for your child to explore and learn.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is "Children learn and develop at their own rate. Our mission is to provide a curriculum that identifies goals in all areas of development, social, emotional, cognitive and physical.
"The Creative Curriculum" helps implement a developmentally appropriate program that promotes children's social-emotional development and learning in the core areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and will give your child a successful start in school.

A Typical Day

During the school year from September to Mid-June we provide a rich learning curriculum that consists of Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Reading, Art, Music and Developmental Appropriate Practices. Daily schedules are followed according to the age group.
During the summer from Mid-June to August, we offer field trips, arts and crafts, bird and magic shows, superhero day and other great activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide a daily report of their child's day. Teacher and Parent Conferences are provided twice a year or more if requested. A report of their child's progress is send out twice a year. In addition we inform parents (through flyers and newsletters) of workshops and special events to be given by the preschool or community.

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
  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to attend our open house or to visit our school before their child starts school. We also, ask parents their child's likes and and dislikes to help with their child's transition. In addition, we ask parents to come in early the first day of school.