St. Paul Preschool’s curriculum is thematic in nature with a Christian component integrated into it.  We present it with a multi-sensory, multi-level, hands-on approach in an age appropriate manner.  We use several resources for curriculum development, including "Handwriting without Tears", “Zoophonics”, and "Cross Connections for Early Learners".  Our curriculum has been developed based on guidelines defined by the Virginia Department of Education, and the US Department of Health and Human Services Early Childhood Head-Start Task Force.  Rather than spending most of their time doing book work, our students engage in activities designed to help them develop emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and academically. Our goal is to nurture the natural link between play, development, and learning. 


Toddler Program Goals Preschool Program Goals Pre K Program Goals


Small Classes 

We provide small class sizes with a maximum of 12 children per class.  This allows us to provide each child with the optimal care and attention he or she needs.  We maintain a 6-to-1 child-teacher ratio, which exceeds the requirements for the state of Virginia.

Sample Daily Schedules

Morning Schedule                                                  Afternoon Schedule (Extended Day)

9:00-9:30 Arrival Activities   12:15-12:45 Lunch
9:30-10:00 Circle Time   12:45-1:15 Gross Motor Skills (Recess)
10:00-10:30 Table Activities   1:15-2:30 Rest Time
10:30-10:50 Hand Washing/Snack   2:30-2:45 Hand Washing/Snack
10:50-11:20 Gross Motor Skills (Recess)   2:45-2:55 Closing Activity
11:20-11:50 Centers/Class Time   2:55-3:00 Pack Up/Dismissal
11:50-12:10 Music and Movement      
12:10-12:15 Pack Up/Dismissal