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From Richmond, take 64 West to exit 124. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow 250 West towards Charlottesville. Turn left onto Hydraulic Road. Go through the light at 29 N and continue on Hydraulic past the high school. Turn right onto Whitewood Road. The center is on the right at 107 Whitewood Road.

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Lily absolutely adores Ms. Coco! She always takes the time to greet her with a big smile and a hug in the morning, which helps her get settled in. I really feel like she cares about her and knows her so well. Lily always is excited to "go show Ms. Coco" her new toys or tell her about her weekend."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Yleana "Coco" Sabogal

I Teach: Preschool

Teaching Since: 2012

I love teaching children because: While I am teaching them lifestyle skills, they are teaching me how to be patient and the value of friendship and time.

Favorite Children's Book: Wacky Wednesday

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Learning at Home

Houseplants

You Will Need:

A hardy houseplant (ivy, aloe vera, etc.), a small watering can

Directions:

Help your child choose plants to care for. When you are watering your plants, your child can care for her plants. Talk about how much water the plants need. Have your child measure that amount of water into the watering can. Let your child decide where the plants will get the best amount of sun and fertilize the plant. “What do you think the plant food will do to the plant? What does food do to you? (it makes you grow). What would happen to your plant if you didn’t feed or water it? Do you think your plant looks any greener?” Dust the leaves when needed – “Can your plant get air with dust on it? What happens to you if you can’t breathe?”

Tip:

Use nonpoisonous plants. Some common plants - poinsettias and philodendrons - are mildly poisonous. Other plants - shamrock and dieffenbachia - are highly poisonous.


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