PreK Program

for the 2024-25 School Year

Full day program with nap time

Teachers generally start each school day with Bible instruction. We focus on academic instruction in phonics and mathematics during AM hours, taking regular breaks to ensure that our students are able to focus on these materials. After lunch, we engage students in extracurricular activities, reading time, additional recess time and review, before settling down for nap time and eventual dismissal from school.


ECS limits PreK class size to no more than 16 students and will hire a teacher assistant to partner with the lead teacher when there are more than 10 students in the classroom.

Hands-on activities

ECS teachers supplement our academic curriculum with a variety of hands-on activities to develop student fine-motor skills and stimulate social growth in their classrooms.

Student Requirements for Engleside’s K3 and K4 Program

  • All children must be bathroom independent
  • Children entering K3 must turn 3 on/before September 30
  • Children entering K4 must turn 4 on/before September 30
  • There is no entry testing assessment for children entering K3 or K4

Religiously Exempt Child Daycare Center Notice

ECS operates its PreK program for 3- and 4-year-olds in compliance with VA law as a religiously exempt child daycare center. We voluntarily comply with all VA health, safety, and student-ratio regulations. The entire staff at Engleside have been cleared by DSS and state background checks. All adult staff members are CPR and First Aid-certified by the American Heart Association. MAT-certified staff are available to administer medications as necessary.

Engleside Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.