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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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I have already read some threads on preschools in Fairfax county, but I want some more information. We will be moving to NOVA in April, probably to Vienna. My son is in a wonderful inclusive program here. It is a more structured program, which introduces students to early phonics concepts, math, music, etc.. I really want a preschool that has structure in it. Also, I want it to prepare him for Kindergarten. He will be in pre-k next year and has recently started reading. Please let me know which preschools you would recommend that offer more than just play. Of course, I know that play is important too! Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 AM
 
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How old is he? If he has already completed a 4's program, Dolley Madison Preschool had an afternoon Pre-K that is very structured.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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Most of the preschools I know in Vienna are play-based. The only one that I can think of that might be more academic is Appletree II which often has a long waiting list and is expensive. It's perfect for working parents, though since it offers care from 7 AM until 6 PM.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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I agree with michgc. Most of the preschools in Vienna are learning through play. Appletree II is a great suggestion. You might try Wesley United Methodist Preschool right in the center of town. While they highlight that they are a learning through play program, they also have a special Science Program in which you can enroll your children. Unfortunately, most of the preschools have had their Open Houses and Registrations this past Jan/February. It is always worth looking into each one, though. I know my son's preschool had several openings in the 3 year old classes this past year. The director said enrollment in all Vienna preschool (3 year old programs) was down this school year. Good luck!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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I agree with michgc. Most of the preschools in Vienna are learning through play. Appletree II is a great suggestion. You might try Wesley United Methodist Preschool right in the center of town. While they highlight that they are a learning through play program, they also have a special Science Program in which you can enroll your children. Unfortunately, most of the preschools have had their Open Houses and Registrations this past Jan/February. It is always worth looking into each one, though. I know my son's preschool had several openings in the 3 year old classes this past year. The director said enrollment in all Vienna preschool (3 year old programs) was down this school year. Good luck!!
Which preschool does your child attend that has immediate openings? I am looking for my 3.5 year old in the mclean tysons area.
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