Centreville Day School is a non-profit, child focused Christian preschool providing developmentally appropriate experiences designed to foster your child’s cognitive, spiritual, social, and physical growth.
Centreville Day School (CDS) serves a large group of preschool children ages 2 1/2 to 6 and is licensed by the state of Virginia. Centreville Day School employs a large staff: including a director, an administrative assistant, classroom teachers, classroom aides, and a music teacher. Our school year runs from September through May.
Each day, all of the children experience a variety of planned activities, free play, and a snack. Weekly, all 2.5’s, 3’s, PK4’s, and PK5’s have a special music class, and monthly our 3’s, PK4’s and PK5’s have the opportunity to experience chapel time. Family support, interest, and involvement are essential to any successful program for children. Centreville Day School enjoys and encourages family participation. Families are welcome to visit any time. Centreville Day School welcomes all children from the church and community to be a part of this special preschool program.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
CDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CDS. CDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
2019 - 2020 Registration Information
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 2019. Forms are available below, the CUMC Welcome Center, or in the preschool office. Register early to avoid the wait list as classes fill quickly.
Priority Registration (CUMC church members and current CDS families): January 14 – January 18, 2019
Open House: January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
General Registration: Opens January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Please contact the preschool office to set up a tour of the preschool. Tours are scheduled during regular preschool hours so you can see our special program in action.
2 1/2 Year Old Program
This nurturing program is designed for children 2 ½ to 3 years old. The daily routine includes theme based circle time activities, art projects, stories and songs, as well as daily playground or indoor gym time. In addition, there is weekly music time in the classroom with the music teacher. Manipulatives, puzzles, books, and both block and dramatic play centers are provided to enrich your child's learning environment. Each class has 8 children with a teacher and a teacher’s aide. Potty training is not required. Classes are offered two days per week.
3 Year Old Program
This program fosters positive feelings about school and friends. Theme based circle time activities, art projects, songs, stories and child-choice free play are all a part of each school day. In addition, daily gross motor activities are provided including playground or indoor gym time, weekly music classes are provided by the music teacher, and monthly Chapel Time emphasizes Christian themes and offers mission opportunities for the children. The curriculum encourages the development of self-expression, self-regulation, and independence. Preschool skills such as alphabet, number, color, shape, and name recognition, as well as fine motor development, are emphasized. Each class has 14 children with a teacher and a teacher’s aide. Potty training is required. Classes are offered two or three days per week.
Pre-K 4 Year Old Program
While fostering positive feelings about school, this program focuses on self-confidence, independence, and social development. Theme based circle time activities, projects, stories, songs, creative play, writing center activities, and playground or indoor gym are part of each school day. As well, weekly music classes are provided by the music teacher, and monthly Chapel Days emphasize Christian themes and provide mission opportunities for the children. The Pre-Kindergarten language arts, mathematics and science curriculum is designed to expand on basic preschool skills and prepare students for the kindergarten classroom. Emphasis is placed on writing, letter knowledge, pre-reading skills, number sense and logic and reasoning skills. Each class has 16 children with a teacher and a teacher’s aide. Potty training is required. Classes are offered three or five days per week.
Pre-K 5 Year Old Program
This program provides a transitional bridge from the preschool to kindergarten classroom and is designed for Kindergarten eligible children who would benefit from the gift of time. Theme based circle time activities, projects, stories, songs, creative play, writing center activities, and playground or indoor gym are part of each school day. As well, weekly music classes are provided by the music teacher, and monthly Chapel Days emphasize Christian themes and provide mission opportunities for the children. A permanent science/nature center is a part of the classroom and field trips are planned to coordinate with the units. The language arts, science and mathematics curriculum focuses on solidifying preschool skills while using cross curriculum integration to further develop problem solving, reasoning, logic, pre-reading and comprehension skills in a small group setting five mornings per week. The class is limited to 16 children with a teacher and a teacher’s aide. Potty training is required. * This class may include older PK4s depending on enrollment.
Extended Day Programs
The Lunch Bunch program is a 1 hour and 45 minute lunch extension open to CDS preschool children aged 3 and older currently enrolled in the 3’s, PK4’s, and PK5’s morning session. Following their regular morning class at preschool, children enrolled in Lunch Bunch will enjoy their healthy packed lunch from home and extended program activities. Registration for Lunch Bunch is separate from the CDS registration for the fall, winter, and spring sessions.
Inclement Weather Policy
Centreville Day School will follow Fairfax County School decisions for school closings due to inclement weather. These school closing decisions are broadcast on all major radio and television stations. To receive emergency announcements via internet, sign up at www.fcps.edu
Inclement Weather Policy:
Centreville Day School will follow Fairfax County School decisions for school closings due to inclement weather. These school closing decisions are broadcast on all major radio and television stations and on Cox Cable channel 21. To receive emergency announcements, sign up at www.fcps.edu
If FCPS is closed, CDS is closed.
If FCPS opens 1 or 2 hours late, the morning session at CDS will be from 10:00-12:15, and the afternoon session will be from 1:00-3:15. Lunch bunch pick up is 1:30 PM.
If FCPS closes early, please pick up children from the morning session immediately. The afternoon session at CDS will be cancelled.
If a decision is made to close the CUMC Building due to dangerous conditions and FCPS is open, we will communicate this information as soon as possible via email.
NOTE: School days missed due to inclement weather will not be made up.