Preschool classes are for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. All incoming preschoolers must be toilet trained. Classes are half-day, Monday-Friday, from 8:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. To “see” our classrooms in action, please visit our Scenes from our Classrooms photo album.

Before-care is available at 7:30 a.m. and after-care is available until 6 p.m.

In an atmosphere of affection and warmth, preschoolers learn to function in structured group settings within a framework of nurturing social and emotional support. The preschool program prepares children for kindergarten and subsequent academic challenges by emphasizing fine and gross motor skills and speech and language development, all in accordance with each child's learning pace. Each preschool teacher enhances lesson plans with many thematic and creative activities.

An indoor multipurpose room and modern high quality play facilities provide opportunities for safe recreational activities every day.

Field trips and special in-house presentations are an important part of the preschool curriculum. Preschoolers typically visit local nature centers, science centers, pumpkin patches, petting zoos and George Mason University and the Kennedy Center for age-appropriate presentations. Pinecrest invites campus visits from local fire departments, dentists, puppeteers, story-tellers and more.

Pinecrest School offers preschool before-care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after-care until 6 p.m. for preschoolers who are currently enrolled in the school for an additional fee.

Visit Applying to Preschool to learn more about the application process.