Winfree Memorial Preschool is committed to helping each child attain their developmental and educational objectives.
Our WEE Spiritual curriculum is used to guide our spiritual lessons. We use this curriculum to help children develop as Jesus did physically and mentally, spiritually and socially. (Luke 2:52) Each lesson provides guidance and activities appropriate to the child's stage of development that provide language, reading, writing, and math skills and phonological awareness. In addition, the curriculum is developed to provide opportunities for each child to learn about God's world and how to live in it. It is designed to help lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, self, community and world, and creation.
Our educational goals are based on the Virginia Department of Education’s publication, Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive standards for Four-year olds and the Virginia smart beginnings/milestones of child development a guide to young children’s learning and development from birth to kindergarten. Both of these publications provide learning standards for children which prepare them for kindergarten. The goals and objectives cited throughout Winfree Memorial Preschool lesson plans are derived from these sources, which are the most credible and highly respected curriculum tools developed specifically to align preschool work and play with Kindergarten requirements and standards of learning (SOL) in Virginia.
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Winfree Memorial Preschool is a Nationally Accredited School through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.
What does accreditation mean? This achievement acknowledges that Winfree Memorial Preschool has met exemplary standards for a program providing early care and education for young children. It is one of the many steps towards excellence. NAC accredited programs demonstrate a "NAC” for excellence in everything we do from building partnerships between teachers and families to planning engaging curriculum activities that nurture, support, and encourage children’s healthy growth and development. We believe that the family unit is the most important factor in a child’s life. Therefore, building strong relationships with parents is very important to us and we take a partnership approach to teaching. You are always welcome at any time to participate in your child’s learning experience here at Winfree Memorial Preschool.