Falls Church Merrifield Preschool


Where Learning is Fun!


The Daily Routine


The typical schedule for Preschool and Pre-K classes is:



07:15-08:10 Free Play, Check-In


08:10-08:25 Morning Gymnastics


08:25-08:35 Morning Circle Time


08:35-08:45 Wash-Up Before Breakfast


08:45-09:10 Breakfast


09:10-09:30 Free Play


09:30-10:05 Morning Structured Activities (Shift 1)


09:15-10:30 Outside Play (weather permitting) (Shift 2)


10:30-11:05 Morning Structured Activities (Shift 2)


10:30-11:45 Outside Play (weather permitting) (Shift 1)


11:30-12:00 Free Play, Wash Up for Lunch


12:00-12:40 Lunch


12:40-01:00 Wash Up after lunch, preparation for Nap


01:00-03:00 Nap Time


03:00-03:35 Dress- up, Wash- up, Afternoon Snack Preparation


03:35-04:00 Afternoon Snack


04:00-04:15 Free Play


04:15-04:45 Afternoon Structured Activities


04:45-06:00 Free Play, Small group activities, extra Curriculum activities


Pick-up



The typical schedule for Toddler classes is:



07:15-08:10 Free Play, Check-In


08:10-08:20 Morning Gymnastics


08:20-08:30 Toileting and Wash-up before breakfast


08:30-09:00 Breakfast


09:00-09:15 Free Play


09:15-09:35 Morning Structured Activities (Shift 1)


09:35-10:30 Free Play (Shift 1)


09:15-10:30 Outside Play (weather permitting) (Shift 2)


10:40-11:00 Morning Structured Activities (Shift 2)


10:30-11:45 Outside Play (weather permitting) (Shift 1)


11:00-11:50 Free Play, Wash Up for Lunch


11:50-12:20 Lunch


12:20-12:50 Wash Up after lunch, Toileting


12:50-03:00 Nap Time


03:00-03:35 Dress- up, Wash- up, Afternoon Snack Preparation


03:35-04:00 Afternoon Snack


04:00-04:15 Free Play


04:15-04:45 Afternoon Structured Activities


04:45-06:00 Free Play, Small group activities, extra Curriculum activities


Pick-up




Daily Curriculum Topics:


Language Arts/Literacy


Reading and Writing (age appropriate)


Math/Science/Manipulatives


Arts and Crafts



Specials Each Week:


Russian Language and Culture


French Language and Culture


Music, Instruments, and Dance



By the age of 3, our preschoolers can normally read and write their own name. By the time they graduate from Pre-K, they can read and write simple sentences and books.



They say everything you ever need to know you learned in kindergarten. In our case, they learn it at Falls Church Merrifield Preschool. In addition to the rich academic curriculum, the children are taught good hygiene, how to take care of themselves, and good social skills. During nap time, children change into their pajamas and sleep on Angeles cots with private linens. Teaching the children to take care of themselves, such as using the potty, putting away their toys, changing clothes and shoes, brushing teeth, washing hands, etc, is an important part of their education, creating a foundation for success in the future stages of their lives. We also teach good social skills and citizenship - how to share, how to take turns, how to communicate and negotiate, how to sit quietly during lessons, how to wait until the teacher calls on them, and so forth.








Address: 8111 Gatehouse Rd, Suite 120City: Falls ChurchZip code: 22042State: VACountry: USA
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