Touching Hearts and Minds for Tomorrow
We offer a variety of classes for 2 1/2-year-old through 4 years old. Manassas Baptist Preschool is in session from the end of August through the end of May.
We use a combination of academics, gross motor skills and purposeful play allowing for the development of the whole child.
Due to COVID-19, we are not conducting in person tours of the school at this time. We hope that you have an opportunity to watch our virtual tour and read all about the wonderful offerings of our school. We hope to hear from you! For additional information about our program, please call Stephanie Roland at 703-361-2146 ext. 290 or you may email Stephanie.
Our program for 2 1/2-year-old meets three mornings a week. It provides positive social-emotional and learning experiences for the child. This program emphasizes play with developmentally appropriate toys and activities. It also includes a first introduction to letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and the world around us.
The aim of our 3-year-old program is to continue to develop 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 4-year-old program continues stressing social, developmentally appropriate practices, and physical development in preparation for kindergarten. Shapes, numbers, letter, 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
- 2 ½- year-old class size limited to 10-12 students
- 3-year-old class and Jr. Kindergarten class size limited to 16-18 students
- Secured facility with large, well-equipped classrooms
- Well-trained staff and teachers; teacher and aide for each class. We have the best teachers who not only love what they do but love the children as their own and look forward to getting to know children and their families. We have a very low turn-over rate with many of our teachers being here for 10-19 years!
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum with center-based approach.
- Once a week chapel for our M-F students and once every other week for our M/W/F and Tu/Th students.
- Large and secured playground
- Large indoor play facilities for inclement weather
- Christmas and Spring Programs
- Kindergarten graduation
- Mid-morning snack
- Notification of any incidents that may occur such as bumps, scratches, and bruises. Should your child require medical attention, you will be notified immediately.
What Makes Our Preschool Different?
Manassas Baptist Preschool (MBP) is an Extension Ministry of Manassas Baptist Church. Twice a month our preschool worships at 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 also share with our children.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We not only believe God loves people from all countries and ethnic backgrounds but on any given Sunday in our church services we have between 25 to 45 ethnic and national groups worshiping together as the body of Christ. Once a month, preschoolers will get the opportunity to meet various church members who were born in another country and learn various aspects of that country’s cultural heritage. These guest speakers will alternate on Wednesdays and Thursdays and share items such as flags, musical instruments, photos, and more. They will talk with the children about the Christian church in their country. They will also teach either a song or a game from their country. As a follow-up to these enrichment experiences, teachers will 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. Chapel and guest speakers will alternate so all M-W-F and T-TH children can participate.
Galatians 3:24 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
We help our preschoolers prepare for kindergarten with routines, practice of healthy behaviors, and purposeful play (structured and unstructured). Play in the preschool years enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as to use and develop their imagination and creativity. Lego Foundation- Learning Through Play
I Corinthians 6: 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
Love for Learning
MBP operates under the auspices of a religious institution pursuant to Section 63.2-1716 of the Code of Virginia thus complying with the requirements of the Virginia Department of Social Services, Local Health Department, and the City of Manassas Fire Marshall. Required paperwork is up to date and on file, and various inspections are done annually. Licenses, regulations, and approvals will transition over to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) effective July 1, 2021, or on License Renewal Date (November 19, 2021). 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 research. MBP has an excellent reputation for making children’s first experience in school as positive as possible.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Parent Handbook 2021-2022
Contact Manassas Baptist Preschool Director
703-361-2146 ext 290