Touching Hearts and Minds for Tomorrow

Manassas Baptist Preschool (MBP) will offer classes for three and four-year-olds, year-round, excluding the weeks of Independence Day and Christmas.

Our program is based on the developmentally appropriate practice position of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and encompasses learning and engagement that are important to children’s school readiness. Self-regulation, literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional and language development are areas included that reflect the latest research and recommendations of early childhood experts.

MBP incorporates Biblically integrated themes about God’s world and how we live in it. Activities which embrace physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual development are included under each theme topic. The themes are designed to help lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, Church, self, others, and the natural world. Teachers create lesson plans for individual, small group, and large group activities. Lessons and activities incorporate and develop fine and gross motor skills.

Classroom Structure

Our program for 3-year-old students develops visual and auditory discrimination as a foundation for more structured learning situations. We encourage self-expression in music, art, and speech development. Learning to respect the rights of others, sharing, and accepting responsibilities of one’s own behavior are goals of our program. In addition, each child is introduced to the phonetic sound of letters and encouraged to visually recognize them.

Our program for 4-year-old students continues developmentally appropriate practices in preparation for kindergarten. Social skills are an important focus. Your child will work on talking through big feelings and resolving conflicts with words. Shapes, numbers, letters, and phonics are taught in a fun and exciting way. The class structure allows for the development of the whole child. Expressive writing and drawing on lined and unlined paper are encouraged as a way of helping children develop the proper writing techniques.

Specialties of Manassas Baptist Preschool

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum approved by VDOE with the incorporation of Biblical Integrated concepts
  • 3-year-old class and 4-year-old class size limited to 16-18 students
  • Secured facility with large, well-equipped classrooms
  • Professional Staff: One teacher and an assistant teacher for each class, in addition to aides and an administrator present in the building during school hours
  • Teachers who not only love what they do, but love the children and their families
  • Once a week chapel for our students, with parents and grandparents welcome to join the students during worship time
  • Large and secured playground
  • Large indoor play facilities for inclement weather
  • Christmas and Spring Christian Programs

What Makes Our Preschool Different?

 

Faith-based

Manassas Baptist Preschool (MBP) is a ministry of Manassas Baptist Church. Regularly, our preschool worships in our chapel where the children meet different members of our ministry team who share songs and Bible stories. From time to time, church members involved in international mission trips or who serve as missionaries share their experiences with our children.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 
Proverbs 22:6


International

We​ believe God loves people from all countries and ethnic backgrounds. On any given Sunday, our church services have many diverse groups worshiping together as the body of Christ. Our preschoolers have the opportunity to meet various church members who were born in another country and learn about that country’s cultural heritage. These guest speakers share items such as flags, musical instruments, and photos. They talk with the children about the Christian church in their country. They teach either a song or a game from their country, also. As a follow-up to these enrichment experiences, teachers show the country’s location on the map, and discuss its weather, language, and other exciting details. Depending upon the age of the children, this information may be charted on a poster for the class and community to see.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:24


Health Focused

MBP follows CDC guidelines and all health regulations from the Virginia Department of Health. MBP is a nut free campus. A healthy (nut-free) snack is provided daily; monthly menus are posted online. Students are expected to bring their own healthy lunch. Throughout the day, students will be provided multiple opportunities to consume water in lieu of sweet drinks. We​ help our preschoolers prepare for kindergarten with routines and the practice of healthy behaviors.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
I Corinthians 6: 19


Love for Learning

Manassas Baptist preschoolers have successfully transitioned to schools all over our area since 1972. MBP classes have a small teacher to pupil ratio, so each child receives personalized attention. We also provide additional resources to families and continuous training for our teachers, so they are updated on state requirements and early childhood best practices that are evidence-based. MBP has an excellent reputation for making children’s first experience in school a positive one.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 

Questions? Contact Us!

Larissa Procter,
MBC Preschool Director
preschooldirector@manassasbaptist.org
703-361-2146 x290

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