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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on several early childhood principles:

  • The High Scope curriculum is founded on the belief that young children learn best through active learning, children learn by doing.
  • The Creative Curriculum is based on the idea of organizing the classroom in interest areas or centers.  The strength of this curriculum lies in its emphasis on the teacher's role in creating and maintaining these areas to facilitate preschoolers' learning.
  • NAEYC Developmental Appropriate Guidelines is the largest professional organization of early childhood educators. This organization published position statements in the 1980's to help schools who were failing due to the use of more formal and academic instruction for children. In these guidelines NAEYC emphasizes the role of the teacher in supporting children's developmental and learning; the importance of meaningful and contextually relevant curriculum and the significant role of families in early childhood education.
  • Lastly our curriculum is based on simple Bible truths.

Some Features of Celebration Preschool

  • Monthly Chapel service along with weekly Bible verse/stories/songs and classroom visits from our Senior Pastor
  • Children are involved in school-wide mission projects
  • Low teacher/child ratios - Twos - 2:10, Threes - 2:12, Fours 2:16
  • Teachers are CPR, First Aid and AMAT (Allergy Medication Administration Training) trained
  • Most of our lead teachers have a degree in early childhood education/development. Others have degrees in related fields with early childhood coursework. Most assistants have college degrees. All lead and assistant teachers have years of experience.
  • Each classroom is equipped with an air purifier and are professtionally cleaned each day
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting through the Virginia State Police and child abuse/neglect check through the Department of Social Services are made on all teachers
  • Teachers are required to participate in 8 hours of continuing education each year in the early childhood field
  • "Back to School Night" in late August
  • Parent workshops and lending library
  • Fenced playground on wooded lot and rainy day room
  • Large preschool classrooms with windows
  • Pre-K classes participate in special music programs
  • Open door policy - we encourage our parents to be a part of their child's preschool experience by helping out in the classroom
  • Security system in the preschool area