What Does The Good Shepherd Preschool Offer?

Academics

What does The Good Shepherd Preschool have to offer?

Learning through Play

Young children primarily learn through play. Our preschool will provide opportunities for play-focused learning in a variety of imaginative settings. Examples might include domestic play activities such as cooking, playing house and cleaning; dress-up and dramatic play; sensory play, such as a sand and water table; and creative arts. These kinds of interactive activities are very important for a young child’s development and socialization.

Literacy prep

We will place an emphasis on reading at The Good Shepherd Preschool. Students will have ample time to “read” independently, as well as plenty of group story times as a class. One of the most important aspects of language development for young children is being read to, so this will be a significant part of our preschool program structure.

Large and fine motor skills development

Our preschool programs will feature opportunities for the development of both large and fine motor skills. Large motor skills can be worked on with lots of physical activity, such as a playing with balls, climbing, crawling through tunnels and working on balance. Fine motor skills will be sharpened with activities like stringing beads, assembling puzzles or building towers with blocks. 

Ample time to play outside

Time spent outdoors and away from screens is absolutely essential for early childhood development. Our preschool program will allow ample time for students to play outside, both in structured and unstructured settings. 

Early exposure to the sciences

Science in preschool might include planting a garden, taking care of a class pet, examining leaves and rocks, or going on an outdoor bug hunt. Science for a young child looks like exploring the natural world. An effective preschool will help nurture a sense of curiosity and a desire for exploration in your preschool child. 

Ask the Head of the School

2221 Jefferson Davis Highway Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

(540) 371-7662