Trinity United Methodist Church
Friday, October 31, 2014

MOPS Preschool

 

Trinity MOPS Preschool and Child Development Center

Together We: OBSERVE - REFLECT - RESPOND
2911 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 549-7422     mopsdirector@trinityalexandria.org

 

    
     The faculty, staff, governing board, and church leaders thank you for considering our school for your child. 
 
 

Our Philosophy

 
At Trinity MOPS Preschool, we believe that children learn best through play. We believe that each child is capable, engaged as a researcher, takes initiative, and represents knowledge in a variety of ways. All activities are designed to provide learning experiences, with the individual child in mind, that are interesting, fun, and  hands-on.  Our teachers provide an environment that:
  • supports the growth of the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways
  • helps children learn respect for themselves, each other, and the whole world around them
  •  encourages children to acquire self-esteem, concern for others, a sense of community, and a spirit of sharing
  •  fosters creativity, exploration, self-discipline, and a love of learning 

Our Curriculum

We believe "curriculum" is everything that happens.  We teach the way each child learns and develops, individually, and as part of a group.  Our curriculum is based on:

  • Milestones of Child Development- Learning from Birth to Kindergarten
  • Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds, developed by Virginia Department of Education
  • The Creative Curriculum - with 38 objectives for child development and learning     
  • A daily schedule which includes large group activities, small group activities, individual activities, snack time, chapel time, school-wide group time, and outside time.
  • Learning Centers that include: literacy, science and discovery, dramatic play, toys and games, the fine arts, music and movement, blocks, and library.       
 
Trinity MOPS Preschool and Child Development Center accepts children of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.  As a ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity MOPS Preschool incorporates a spiritual domain into our curriculum.  Cultural and religious traditions of our families are integrated into our program.  The sharing of customs and ideas, traditions and their meanings, help to promote understanding and acceptance of each other.
 
 
Trinity MOPS Preschool and Child Development Center is composed of a director, administrative assistant, qualified teachers and assistant teachers.  Music and movement, physical education and science in incorporated in all we do.  Our Faculty partcipates in on-going child development and curriculum trainings to keep abreast of the most recent developments in early childhood education.  Faculty meetings are held throughout the year for the purpose of information gathering, reviewing policies and procedures, brainstorming, planning, and evaluation.  Trinity MOPS Preschool is participating in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative program.  Trinity MOPS Preschool is a program of Trinity United Methodist Church, operating under the guidance of the governing board which serves as a liason between the church and the school.  Trinity MOPS Preschool and Child Developement is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
 
OUR PROGRAMS:
 
Morning Pre-School Program (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) September through May
Jump Start (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) September through July
Play-Date with Friends (12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) September through July
Lunch Bunch (12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.) September through July
Winter Enrichment Classes (1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) December through February 
Spring Enrichment Classes (1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) March through May
     
 
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year:
Open House Days were January 15th and 16th 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
If you are interested in learning about our school and placing your child on our waiting list, please email the director at mopsdirector@trinityalexandria.org.
 
A 2014 Spring Open House will be scheduled in April for all registered families.  During the Open House the Director and Faculty will present our curriculum goals for the 2014/2015 school year for each age group that we serve.
 
Summer Camp Registration:
 
Summer camp registration begins March 1, 2014 for community families.