We believe that children learn best through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. At Harmony Preschool, children are exposed to numerous skills which prepare them for Kindergarten through music, stories, art, manipulatives, learning centers, and directed play.
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Harmony Preschool follows a Learning Center approach to curriculum. The cornerstone of this approach is Active Learning. Each child is able to develop at his/her own pace through various activities and choices they are given.
In addition to classroom activities children are given the opportunity to explore and learn in our Centers Classroom. This area incorporates Science, Math, Imagination Play, Building, Hands-on Art and Free Art. Weekly themes provide a variety of fun and educational experiences that encompass all areas of the curriculum.
Chapel & Music Classes
Chapel and Music are taught weekly by our dedicated Music Teacher and the children will have several performances throughout the year.
Harmony Preschool exceeds the Virginia State regulations for a child care center operated by a church. Monthly fire drills are performed and regular inspections by both the Fire Marshal and the Health Department are conducted. Staff members are required to have background checks and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Checks. In addition, all staff receive CPR and First Aid training, as well as, Medication Administration Training.
12 students per class will be enrolled in our three-year-old classes and 14 students in our Pre-K four-year-old classes. Each classroom will have a Lead teacher and an Assistant Teacher.
Our Lead Teachers have Bachelor’s or Associate’s degrees in Education with experience working with children. All Harmony Preschool teachers have a genuine love and interest in working with young children.
A playground is located on the east side of the church and children go out for recess each day, weather permitting. We also use the large fellowship hall to play in the cold winter months and rainy days.
Techniques used at Harmony Preschool include reinforcing acceptable behavior, ignoring unacceptable behavior, offering choices, redirecting behavior, setting limits and learning to express feelings with words instead of actions.
We are an allergy sensitive school and we provide a peanut free environment. Parents provide snacks for their child’s class on a rotating basis. A list of recommended snacks will be provided at the start of the school year.
Harmony Preschool will take every necessary precaution to ensure we provide a safe and healthy environment for our students. Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected daily and health checks will be performed to look for symptoms of sickness or fever.