Curriculum

st josephs preschoolSt. Joseph’s offers a safe and secure learning environment that is fully licensed to provide daycare services in Fairfax County. We have currently modified our classrooms to make them more developmentally appropriate. There are separate areas for Dramatic play, Literacy, Building blocks, Analytical skills, Art, and Fine and Gross Motor skills. Religion is also offered. St. Joseph’s also boasts a large fenced-in playground with areas of play for all age groups. The center is located on Falls Church’s popular W&OD bike trail and midday walks with small groups of children is always a great way to discover nature up close.

As early childhood educators, we know that children who are in a safe, supportive and child friendly environment learn better and show more interest in learning. That said, children also need structure and predictability. To this end, each classroom has it’s own weekly lesson plan based on knowledge of child development and assessment of individual needs and interests. Although activities vary day by day, the basic classroom schedule remains consistent. This allows parents and children to have a general idea of what is going to happen during the day.

Here at St. Joseph’s we have a Hands-On Creative curriculum with many influences from the Reggio Emilia approach. Reggio Emilia is child-directed and keeps children’s interests in mind while planning lessons. This approach, along with our Creative curriculum, allows children to be more involved with their learning and have the activities be more child directed. We respect and are constantly amazed at what children are capable of doing. The following areas of focus are  addressed in our daily lessons:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Religious development
  • Analytical skills

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