Enjoy the freedom of choosing within our two day programs, three day programs or five day programs. Winfree Memorial Preschool offers full time, with extended day, and half day programs. We strive to grant all scheduling changes and accommodate parents with unique work schedules.
We are conveniently located minutes from route 288 and Powhite parkway in the town of Midlothian VA. Easy and quick drop off and pick up with our car pool drop and pick up system, for most ages. Winfree Memorial Preschool has a natural shaded large play yard with a spacious deck area where the children can play and picnic. The play yard backs up to a large natural lot with various kinds of wildlife for the children to observe.
Newly renovated Winfree Preschool has beautiful, spacious classrooms with natural inviting color schemes. Each room has multiple windows providing natural lighting and a view of the playground or the wooded area surrounding our building. Sometimes the children can see various birds, turtles, or groundhogs and other wildlife from the windows in their classrooms! We have age appropriate playgrounds, an outdoor field for sports, and an indoor gross motor room (when weather does not permit outside trips!)
The role of play is essential in children's learning and development. Play is how children learn to socialize, to think, to solve problems, to mature, and more importantly, to have fun. Play connects children with their imagination, their environment, their parents and family and the world. As a result, Winfree Memorial Preschool has embodied an Indoor Discovery Play Area. We created this indoor play area as we understand and recognize play is an essential element of children's development and it has an overwhelming number of benefits.
Children gain knowledge through their play. They learn to think, remember, and solve problems. Children increase their problem solving abilities through games and puzzles. Children involved in imaginary / dramatic play can strengthen their language skills by modeling other children and adults. Play with other children helps a child to learn the skills of negotiation, problem-solving, sharing, and working within groups. Children practice decision making skills, move at their own pace, and discover their own interests during play.
Winfree Memorial Preschool is operated under the supervision of a Preschool Oversight Committee. The Committee is a group of responsible church members and serves the weekday school board.
The Director, Jessica Morrissette, is responsible for the overall management of the Preschool. She holds a BS Degree in Family and Community Studies from Liberty University. She has over 25 years of experience in Early Childhood Care and Management.
The teaching team employed are experienced, committed and dedicated to their profession. Each teacher holds a current certification in Pediatric First Aid and CPR. Our teachers also hold qualifications in specialized training in Medication Administration for use of an epi-pen for children experiencing any allergic reaction, also safe food handling, hygiene asthma management and child protection, as well as daily health screenings.
Each member of our teaching team holds their degree in the education field or a plan in place to achieve certification in education. Every teacher will complete the Virginia State background check as well as a Virginia Child Abuse back ground check.