Mount Olivet Weekday PreschoolWelcome to Mount Olivet Weekday Preschool. We believe that our developmental philosophy allows us to provide children in the community with stimulating experiences consistent with the best principles and purposes of early childhood education. We do this in a safe, loving, and Christian environment with qualified and experienced teachers and staff. Our low teacher/child ratios and our teaching team approach enable us to nurture each child as an individual. We strive to prepare all children for the next step in their preschool or elementary school experience and to provide them with the skills they need to live happily and cooperatively in the larger world outside the home. We work to ensure a close partnership with parents at all times.
Classes for children aged three months through five years meet from 9:15 a.m. until
1:15 p.m., mid-September through the first week of June. All children are placed as of their age on September 30. Infant/Toddler classes (for children under the age of two) meet one day a week; Twos classes meet either one or two days a week; Threes classes meet either two or three days a week; Fours classes meet either three or five days per week; our Fives class meets five days per week.
Some of our dedicated and caring preschool teachers
Mount Olivet Weekday Preschool offers children a progression of knowledge and skills at an age-appropriate level in the following areas:
Physical well-being and fine and gross motor development through movement and coordination games and activities, outdoor free play on our playground (weather permitting) or indoor play in the Fellowship Hall, pre-writing, cutting with scissors, use of manipulatives, and practicing self-help skills to promote fine motor skills;
Social and emotional development through individual and group social situations such as story time, sharing, small group play, one-on-one meaningful work with classroom teachers, cooperative play with classmates, taking turns, learning to be a good friend, and expressing feelings;
Art appreciation through exposure and a creative process approach wherein children are introduced to different media, given choices, provided opportunities to create and express themselves (even if getting messy is part of the process!), and encouraged to display their projects;
Language development through effective communication, daily stories, poems, rhyming, songs, fingerplays, a print-rich environment, and the teaching of age-appropriate emergent literacy skills in reading and writing; our 5-day Fives use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.
Cognitive development through special relationships, sequencing, one-to-one correspondence, mathematical and science reasoning, cause and effect, problem-solving, and visual discrimination.
We also offer a variety of Specials classes during the preschool day. They include: Science Wonders, Music and Movement, Food Fun, and Chapel time. The Threes, Fours, and Fives have at least two off-site field trips each year; the Fives have additional opportunities for field trips. Parents are encouraged to join their children on these trips. All classes spend from 40 to 60 minutes daily playing outdoors on the playground or indoors in the Fellowship Hall (during inclement weather). The school provides all children with a mid-morning snack; children bring their lunch from home. Note that we are a nut-free school.
5-Day Fives Class: This class is a wonderful pre-kindergarten option for children whose parents choose to delay kindergarten for one year. All students in this class must be 5 years old by September 30. With a small class size of 10 – 12 students, our curriculum offers a balance between giving children an opportunity to learn through play and exploration and offering them more structured learning experiences to prepare them for the academic challenges of kindergarten. We try to provide children with tools in pre-reading, writing, and mathematics while at the same time help them develop the social and emotional skills they will need to make the transition to kindergarten a smooth one.
Mount Olivet Weekday Preschool has a very active Parents’ Group that works closely with the Preschool Director. This is a great way for parents to support the preschool. Opportunities include fundraising, outreach activities, educational seminars, social events, room parenting, and substitute teaching.
Registration for the 2013 – 2014 school year has been completed, and all classes have been filled. If you are interested in placement for 2014 – 2015, you must go through registration in February 2014.
If you are no longer interested in enrolling your child at MOPS, we would appreciate your letting us know so that we can adjust our waiting lists accordingly. Thank you.
Tuition figures for 2013 – 2014 are summarized below:
Class Annual Tuition Activity Fee
Infant/Toddlers & Friday Twos $1400 NA
2-day Twos $2150 $ 70
2-day Threes $2350 $150
3-day Threes $2800 $150
3-day Fours $3150 $165
5-day Fours $3850 $165
5-day Fives $4150 $175
Annual tuition fees can be divided into 10 equal monthly payments.
Partial tuition scholarships are available; see the Director for more information.
For additional questions about registration at Mount Olivet Preschool,
please call the Preschool Office at (703) 527-5508 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in Mount Olivet Preschool.