Classroom of Discovery is a not-for-profit, NAEYC accredited preschool located in Sterling, Virginia. We offer a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio with a maximum of 10 students in each class.
Our primary mission at Classroom of Discovery is to offer a self-paced learning program for preschool children that provides a rich and open environment for children to engage in imaginative play and to bring out their creative genius.
At Classroom of Discovery our motto is, “Learning begins with play.” Through play, children use their imaginations to express and work through emotions and to interact with the world around them. Encouraging creative talents is a fundamental building block of childhood development, helping to establish skills and confidence that are invaluable as children progress socially and academically. Children’s imaginative powers are essential to problem solving and the development of innovative approaches and resolutions to life’s tasks. Imaginative play is the foundation for future learning. We encourage children to use imaginative play and their creative talents to promote:
- Language and Literacy Development
- Gross and Fine Motor Development
- Social and Emotional Development
- Cognitive Development
CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT
Our preschool program is licensed by the state of Virginia (Department of Social Services) and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We also borrow from, HighScope, Conscious Discipline, and the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool (PALS-PreK) in our daily curriculum planning and assessment.
We are proud to be featured as a TOP PRESCHOOL in Northern Virginia Magazine. We attribute this honor to our dedication in providing children with a developmentally appropriate, research-based educational experience that focuses on all domains of child development.
COMMUNICATION AND PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
At Classroom of Discovery, communicating via email is our preferred mode of communication. Parents receive weekly emails from their child’s teacher detailing the morning activities and stories enjoyed by their child as well as any special information about upcoming events.
We emphasize that communication is an important element to a successful program and welcome communication between family and staff. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the director at any time.
Parent-teacher conferences are held twice yearly. A phone conference will occur in the fall to discuss your child’s experiences and adjustment to school. In January, an in-person conference is scheduled and narrative style progress reports are provided (Jan & May) to discuss and celebrate your child’s progress in all areas of development.