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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)

Little Lambs Village Preschool

More information about Little Lambs Village Preschool can be found on their website.

You can also find more information on their Facebook page.

Contact our director Karen Ramirez at 703-754-9673 or preschool@churchoftheword.net

LLVP NEWS Fall 2016

Classes start after labor Day, we have 11 staff and 72 or more little lambs. Lets pray for Gods blessing on our year.

Little Lambs Village Preschool Mission

Our MISSION is to prepare each child to be socially and academically ready for Kindergarten. We fulfill this mission by mentoring and nurturing each child in   developmentally appropriate learning experiences. We allow each child to explore and bloom, being actively involved in  hands on creative learning, structured routines, and in a non-structured play settings for social skills development.

As prescribed by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we give attention to the two dimensions of developmental appropriateness in our program- 1) the age appropriateness and 2) the individual appropriateness.

Overview of the Program

We follow  the guidelines of the Creative Curriculum Philosophy and Approach to Early Childhood Education in facilitating developmental appropriate learning experiences.  We also add a Spiritual aspect which emphasizes character.

 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

To experience a sense of self-esteem

To exhibit a positive attitude toward life

To demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior

COGNITIVE & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT:

To acquire learning and problem-solving skills

To expand logical thinking skills

To acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world

To demonstrate skills in make-believe play

To expand verbal communication skills

To develop beginning reading skills

To acquire beginning writing skills

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT:

To enhance gross and fine motor skills

To use all senses in learning

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

To have an basic knowledge about and develop a personal trust in God

To have an early start of prayer life

To experience being a part of a faith community

CURRICULUM

LLVP implements a graded curriculum. There are two grades for our youngest group – older 2’s and Young 3’s and the older three year olds .  There are three grades for our  for four-year olds tract:: the basic curriculum  in  MWF class, intermediate curriculum  in the Tuesday to Friday class, and advanced curriculum in the five day program (pre-K).

LLVP academic goals and objectives are aligned with the State of Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. The Personal Growth & Development Assessment  checklist  follows  the guideline from the  American Academy of Pediatric Developmental Milestone Standards.

ENROLLMENT

To enroll in Little Lambs, a child must at least be 2 years & 9 months old by September 30.  It is expected that a child has already acquired independent  toileting skills, is fully potty trained, and able to verbalize needs to the teachers.

Student/ Teacher ratio per class

10 students to 2 teachers (in the two day class)

16 students to 2 teachers

1 lead teacher and 1 teacher assistant

 

Class Hours

Morning class                      9:00 – 12 noon

Full Day                                9:00 – 3:00 pm (Lunch is from 12:00-12:30)

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