We offer the following classes:
3 Day (2.5 - 3.5 year olds)
4 Day (3.5 - 5 year olds)
5 Day (4.5 - 5 year olds)
There are five preschool classes and a total enrollment capacity of 78 children.
All classes are held from 9:15 am-1:15 pm with an optional, extended care program, The Barnyard Club. See more information in Program Description.
Enrollment Cutoff Dates
For the 2019/2020 School Year:
To enroll in Silo Center Preschool your child must turn 2 by March 31, 2019
To enroll in the 4 day, 3.5 year old class, your child must turn 3 by March 31, 2019
To enroll in the 4 day, 4 year old class, your child must turn 4 by September 30, 2019
To enroll in the 5 day, 4.5 year old class, your child must turn 4 by March 31, 2019
For the 2020/2021 School Year:
To enroll in Silo Center Preschool your child must turn 2 by March 31, 2020
To enroll in the 4 day, 3.5 year old class, your child must turn 3 by March 31, 2020
To enroll in the 4 day, 4 year old class, your child must turn 4 by September 30, 2020
To enroll in the 5 day, 4.5 year old class, your child must turn 4 by March 31, 2020
The Barnyard Club
We offer an optional, extended care program three days a week called The Barnyard Club. Our Barnyard Club is for 3-5 year olds who are successfully potty trained. Barnyard is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:15 pm-3:10 pm. The children have extra time to socialize and play and you have extra time to accomplish tasks. You may register your child with a permanent reservation at a rate of $13.00 a day or a drop-in reservation at a rate of $15.00 a day. You are billed monthly for any Barnyard Club charges. Permanent reservations are billed prior to each month regardless of usage. Drop-in charges are billed after usage.
Class assignments will be determined in August. Each confirmed registration will receive a Class Assignment Letter via email August 27, 2020. NEW FAMILIES ONLY will need to drop by for Parent Packet Pick-Up Day during the hours of 10 am and noon on Thursday, August 27, 2020. You will receive forms to complete and clothing bags to fill. You will return the forms and filled bags during Orientation on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, each preschooler must have on file:
Virginia School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by both the parent and the physician, including immunizations. You may download the Health Form by clicking here .
A copy of your child’s original birth certificate or passport. We will make a copy of the document and return the original immediately. We must verify that the original certificate was presented.
Your child will not be permitted to attend preschool without the above documents on file within the preschool office.
Curriculum & Schedule
We do not allow ourselves to be confined within a box and only follow the parameters of a single curriculum. Although we rely heavily upon The Creative Curriculum, many other valuable resources are housed within the Silo Center that we use on a regular basis. We are constantly consuming the latest research in child development and benefit from partnerships with surrounding schools’ liaisons to ensure we are staying abreast of developmentally appropriate practices which ensure kindergarten readiness.
Each week all classes attend Kids' Church together for a lively, interactive time of worship and praise. The teachers are encouraged to integrate that story or use any other Bible stories in their daily activities. We pray before snack and lunch. All the teachers and teachers' aides are Christians from varying denominations. They are comfortable with teaching that God created us and loves us all and that Jesus is God's son. A relaxed and natural reference to God's teachings will be a normal part of our everyday practice.
Activities & Special Days
In addition to the classroom activities, we include other special activities such as Music & Movement, Science and Imagination Station. Seasonal events on campus are scheduled throughout the year as well. These include, but are not limited to: Teddy Bear Day, Fall Fun Festival, Costume Parade, Christmas Celebration, Pancakes & Pajama Day, Splash Day. Special celebrations, some traditional, others only known to our preschool world of fantasy, add much anticipation to our school year.
Orientation & Start Dates
Orientation will be Thursday, September 3, 2020. You will be notified more specifically in your August Class Assignment Letter. Staggered start times for different ages will be offered to accommodate parents with more than one child in the program. The first day of preschool for all five classes is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Inclement Weather Policy
Weather closings follow that of Fairfax County Public Schools. Emergency weather conditions that call for a change in school hours will be announced on local television and radio. You will also receive messages on your smart phone. No fee adjustments or refunds will be given, regardless of the reason for school closure.
Silo Center Giving Initiatives
Throughout the year, our Silo Center Programs partner with Hope For Help, the umbrella organization for all giving initiatives and community outreach at New Hope Church. The volunteers for Hope For Help are heavily invested in knowing the needs of those struggling to provide for their families both here in our community and around the world. We all believe that helping others in need is not just a religious issue; it is a humanitarian issue for which we are all responsible. At The Silo Center, we unashamedly strive to educate our children and families on both hunger awareness and other basic needs for which we can help provide. We believe that we can be and should be the solution to help meet the needs of the truly needy people in this world that simply don’t have the resources to provide the basic necessities of life such as food and clothing. To that end, we hold a number of giving initiatives throughout the school year. It is important to us that you know our initiatives are never about getting more stuff for our facility or programs, but rather they are always about giving to help others.
We thank you in advance for allowing us the opportunity to partner with you in teaching your children the core value of helping others in need. Our hope is that we would all fully embrace both the desperate needs of those in our community and those across the globe and understand the opportunity we have to help them. The result will be the joy of seeing our children develop as selfless individuals as they learn to put others' needs ahead of their wants. When each of us gives just a little, it is multiplied and has a great impact. This is an incredible lesson for children and adults alike.
The drives are scheduled as follows:
September: Change for Change
November: Local outreach project
December: Coat Drive