Our staff for the school year of 2019- 2020
A Learning Sanctuary for All
October 31st Fall Parade at 11:30am.
The Parade will serve as our October Open House.
We still have slots available for our 2019-2020 school year.
Contact us via email, or text message.
Text to 540-522-8468
We accept visitors to have a personal one on one tour of our facility by appointment only.
Please let us know if you are interested in visiting. Only those who have contacted us and set up and appointment will be admitted into our building.
Make sure to check us out on our Facebook page.
Viewing of our Facebook GROUP page is private and only available to view by non-registered families as requested to the director.
Classes are Tuesday-Friday, 9am to noon.
A little about ourselves
Warrenton Christian Preschool is a ministry of the Warrenton Church of Christ. We are under Department of Social Service, religiously exempt, licensing supervision, as well as the supervision of the church leadership. Our insurance coverage is as part of the Warrenton Church of Christ policy.
We are a Christian preschool where our first priority to teach about the gospel message. Our mission is to help our students learn not only important Bible stories but also how to apply those messages to be strong believers in a chaotic world.
We prepare them for the broader world and specifically to be prepared for elementary school spiritually, academically and socially.
We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for everyone, children and adults.
Classes meet from September through May and consists of 10-12 students with at least one teacher and an aide. Classes of 6 or more students receive a dedicated aide, assigned just to that class. Classes of 5 or less students receive a rotating aide.
One of our most important philosophies is to teach the children, not only to be kind to one another, but also to advocate for themselves when others are not kind. As we are teaching tiny people, a lack of understanding of personal space is very common. Social skills are of prime importance. When we see a behavior that might be aggressive or beyond respecting personal space, we try to catch it in the moment as it is a teachable moment.
Our protocols are based on the following concepts:
1. Recognizing that we all have a right of personal space is key.
2. Recognizing that everyone has a personal "bubble" and it should be respected. Obviously, no hitting, pushing and the like.
3. Learning self advocacy for themselves as an important life skill.
4. Learning when and how to get help from a trusted adult.
5. Conflict resolution skills. See protocol below.
6. Preventing possible conflicts when needed.
7. The goal is to seek reconciliation with one another, not victory over another person, or punishment.
8. Redemption of any infraction is not only possible but an important goal.
Our protocol is as follows:
Upon seeing a conflict arise:
We bring the children out of the area of conflict, have the children face each other, look at each other and we say, "Tell your friend that you don't like _________." We make sure that the words are both spoken and heard, that the words are acknowledged and that there is a commitment spoken to refrain from what ever the infraction might be. The spoken words by the children are important.
The animal of the child who displayed inappropriate behavior will be moved down on their behavior chart, and they will move it down themselves. Depending on the time of day, they will have an opportunity to move their animal back up.
Repeat as necessary. Separation of those in conflict may be practiced until the principle of respect is learned.