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Country Kids Family Day Home & Preschool

7079 Ivy Hill Drive
Warrenton, VA 20187

Phone:
(540) 347-5389

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

We provide developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children's interest and the skills needed to enter either Public or Private Kindergarten.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
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
  • Tricycles
  • 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

From the Director:

THEY LEARN Large Motor Skills: climbing, jumping, skipping running etc. Fine Motor Skills: grasping, picking up toys, twigs, leaves, rocks (very popular) Social/Emotional: interacting through creating and playing games, learning to take turns, following rules and learning how to treat their friends; Learning how to walk around someone else’s work; How to work out problems; The difference between their indoor and outdoor voice and how to sit quietly when needed. Cognitive: exploring how things work, counting and sorting toys when putting them back in the proper place and problem solving Language: talking to their friends about issues that are important to them, learning how to tell other children how they feel. Learning to talk “nice” Science: exploring weather, nature and critters. Music and movement

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We do individualized and group teaching. This is done so no child gets left behind. If a child is advanced, we move that child at a faster pace. With group activities, they all participate together. This allows the children to help one another as well.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Welcome to Country Kids Family Day Home & Preschool. We are located in beautiful Warrenton, VA in the C.M. Bradley Elementary School district of Fauquier County.

This is a well-run and very organized facility with over 50+ years combined experience. Throughout the day, we teach every day manners, conduct and values, with an emphasis on respect for ourselves, one another, our belongings, the animals, environment and Mother Earth.

A Typical Day

This is a well-run and very organized facility with over 50+ years combined experience. Throughout the day, we teach every day manners, conduct and values, with an emphasis on respect for ourselves, one another, our belongings, the animals, environment and Mother Earth.
We provide developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children’s interest and the skills needed for kindergarten.
We teach academics; phonics, number and letter recognition, shapes, colors and writing and reading readiness.
We strive to teach the children about the world they live in with an emphasis on Montessori Practical Life and a Christian attitude of following the golden rule.

Separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

There is a two-week trial period.
If the child is not showing signs of progress with separation anxiety with that time, we try a different approach which sometimes involves changes in parental communication with the child. Most children have separation anxiety because the parent is unsure about a new situation. We work with child and parent to resolve this issue so everyone grows and is excited about coming to school!