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Preschool Programs

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 Preschool School Year 2018/2019

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The City of Fairfax offers two Preschool Programs which are held at the Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy Fairfax VA 22030. These two programs are the Little School Preschool Program, and Michuchutren - Spanish Immersion Program. Programs begin at age 2 years and 6 months and go until age 4 years and 11 months. 

Find out more about both of these programs below!


Registration for new students in the Little School and Mi Chu Chu Tren for the School Year 2018/2019 began on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Sherwood Center and is on a first come, first served basis.


Please see the fees for each program.  A deposit of $100* is due at the time of registration, in addition to the first month’s fee for the specific program.  Beginning on Oct 1st, 2018, an automatic payment will be charged on the first of each month until the last month of the program.  Please see the specific details below.  All participants will be required to provide a credit card number on their account for these transactions.

*The $100 deposit is refundable in June 2019 if the child stays enrolled in the program for the entire school year.  If the child withdraws from the program before June 2019, this deposit is non-refundable. 

Policies and Procedures:

A parent handbook will be provided at registration for this program and the parent must agree to abide by all policies and procedures set forth by the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department.  Parents must complete an Emergency Contact/Medical Forms before the start of the program.  Information on Inclement Weather cancellations and delays will be listed in this book.   

 Children must be potty trained, and if in the process, they are able to use pull ups, but parents will need to stay nearby in case they need a change.   Teachers will not change diapers.

Little School

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Little School  

Instructors: Becka Allan and Cassie Nabti

Location: Sherwood Center Activity Room

Little School is a fun recreational preschool program for the busy little ones!  This interactive class will prepare them for school while learning and having fun.  Each day they will enjoy circle time, story time, art, music, singing, games and snack time.  Different themes will be incorporated into the program.

Little School

Age 2 years, 6 months -  3 years, 6 months at the start of school
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 4, 2018 – May 30, 2019, 9:30am -11:30pm

Little School is a wonderful first step for young children getting used to leaving parents/caregivers for the first time and beginning to follow directions. We will enjoy free play, circle time together and art and music and gently increase a routine to the children as they learn to share, take turns and work towards developmental milestones.

Fee:  $190/month   REGISTER!

Little School Too

Age 3 years -  4 years, 11 months at the start of school
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, September 5, 2018 – May 31, 2019,  9:30am -12:30pm

Children in Little School will focus on learning ABC's, numbers 1-20, learning to write their names, as well as working towards other pre-k developmental milestones. Teachers will incorporate arts, crafts, music, science, snack and active play into this fun and enriching morning program. 

Fee:  $360/month  REGISTER!



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 Michuchutren - Spanish Immersion Program

Ages: 2 years, 6 months – 4years, 11 months
Instructor: Human Advance  LLC
Sept 4, 2018 - Jun 21, 2019
Location:  Sherwood Center Art Room

Michuchutren is your starting point for a wonderful life experience: bilingualism. There are people who learn a language and there are people who “love” the language. Michuchutren wants to foster in our students and their families LOVE for the Spanish language, respect for diversity and proudness of being bilingual.

Knowing more than one language not only opens the doors of the world to our children in the future, it also teaches them to understand and respect other cultures and ways of thinking, opens their minds to new worlds and, in the process, their cognitive, social and emotional development also grows incalculably. Our students will maintain their natural curiosity for learning and explore their world while developing skill

s required to succeed in a global world.  To foster this, we surround our children in a full Spanish immersed environment where they can learn the language in their natural way, through enriched, play-based daily activities.

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Two Day Program 

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  $270/month    REGISTER!

Three Day Program 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays   REGISTER!   OR 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays   REGISTER!
$380/month  A 10% discount is available for siblings.

An additional activity fee of $120 per child each year, which covers all materials
and workbook. This fee is collected the first week of school and is paid directly to Michuchutren.

The Lunch Stop – NEW!
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mi Chu Chu Tren students can extend your day with a more fun with their friends and teachers!  Children need to bring their own lunch. If interested, please sign up for the “Lunch Stop” program separately.

Lunch Stop 2 days a week:  $100/month  REGISTER! 
Lunch Stop 3 days a week:  $150/month   REGISTER!