NLC - The Neighborhood Learning Center

NLC - The Neighborhood Learning Center


We have online classes launching on Monday, April 6th! These classes are geared for 3-6 year olds. You can purchase a 7 week session or pay per class. Our online videos replicate the classroom setting so your favorite artist can create at home! Register at Open to ALL! If you can't find your school you can register under OPEN - Wee Little Arts AT HOME! contact Meghan Silverstein at [email protected] with questions!
I signed my kiddos up for the next PNO and now I can’t remember the date 😂! Is it tomorrow, 9/14 ? Could someone remind me please? 🙏 Thank you!
Wee Little Arts begins on Thursday, September 12th! To register please go to
Lost Lambie! Bailey lost her beloved lovey somewhere at NLC today. Will reward with lots of hugs and three year old art projects if found!
Thanks for the fun Acrokids!

A childcare center serving infants aged 6 weeks and older through 5th grade. Offers Preschool, Before and After School Care with transport to/from school.

The Neighborhood Learning Center strives to provide a loving Christian environment in which children can grow and mature spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. We know that a child’s early years provide a critical foundation of growth and development for the rest of the child’s life. Children are challenged to achieve their full potential through an academic curriculum and structured activities. The preschool program emphasizes academic preparedness while keeping in mind that children learn better when they are happy and having fun. The after-school program maintains the same high academic expectations, with tutoring and enrichment activities available. The Center’s programs are all based on a belief that the seeds for creativity, tolerance, neighborliness, and acceptance are all planted early and must be nurtured through a program that continually models these values. All the staff of the Center recognize that they are not just teachers, they are models.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

We invite to join us for our Holy Week live-stream services online starting this Thursday, April 9 at 6:00pm with Maundy Thursday as we walk with Jesus into the Resurrection and remember His final meal with his disciples.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

We invite to join us for our Holy Week live-stream services online starting this Thursday, April 9 with Maundy Thursday as we walk with Jesus into the Resurrection.

National Crayon Day

Did you know that the scent of crayons is the 18th most recognizable scent for adults in the U.S.? Today is National Crayon Day, so get out some crayons and color away...with or without the kids! Observed annually on March 31st, National Crayon Day is a day to celebrate the invention of crayons and the joy of coloring. While this unofficial holiday is a perfect day to dust off your crayons and spend the day coloring, it can also be sort of a sad day for some people. That’s because Crayola ...

NOTE: the daily threads will be posted in our Active in the Neighborhood group for current families and staff. If you haven’t joined yet, come on over!

Pastor Dave going Live for NLC Chapel at 10:30 today. Say hi in the comments on live video and he will respond as best he can. Video will be on St Andrew page and

Amelia Blair

If you have not yet had the chance to watch these music videos check them out! One of our fabulous preschool lead teachers put them together with her adorable side-kick for our families to enjoy! We miss you all and hope you are well. ❤️ Just a teacher of three year olds and mom of six year old, trying to bring some fun and community in this crazy time!

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Children & Youth -Children Service starts this Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 am.

[03/19/20]   CURRENT NLC families and staff, please join our Active in the Neighborhood group. We will be posting fun ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained at home (and help you keep your sanity!), and will enjoy a virtual community of love and support - what we have come to expect from our NLC. Come be active in our neighborhood!

It's no blarney! Some of our toddlers had loads of fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day today! 💚🍀💚

Leprechaun shenanigans happening at the NLC today! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 💚💚💚

The handiwork of a very naughty leprechaun in the Busy Bee Hive today! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 🍀

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Hello friends, as we work through the technology issues, we will be posting videos and content, including the services that we record to a new YouTube channel.

Because it's a new channel, it's difficult to find using the YouTube search feature. Here is the direct link! Please "subscribe" to the channel so that it becomes easier to find for all of our community!

Generally speaking, we are hoping to have the services reposted within a few hours of recording them!

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew Response to Coronavirus Covad-19

Dear friends,

This morning’s 5 a.m. wake-up call from the Loudoun County Public Schools actually woke me up, but it also heightened how awake all of us should be with regards to the public health threat of the Coronavirus COVID-19. Yes, I had been tracking it like most all of you, considering what precautions to take, praying for the health of beloved family and friends and for our public officials who are guiding our response so that we can mitigate the sickness and hurt that is ominously present. With the members of the Session at St. Andrew and in conjunction with the Neighborhood Learning Center Board, we play a smaller public role, seeking how to best make decisions for our church and school. In consultation with the Loudoun County Health Department, we have decided to worship together online for the next two Sundays and to keep the school open for our children – at least until further notice from the NLC Board. Additional information from them is forthcoming.

We believe this is the right decision for now but recognize that it may be best to change it in the near future. We want to be vigilant, and we make these decisions with some strong caveats.

First, we recognize that many of our congregants have compromised immune systems and/or are sixty years old or more. Since we do not wish to jeopardize the health of anyone associated with St. Andrew, we will provide a feed for our services so that you can be with us virtually. As we start this streaming service, you will need to “like” our St. Andrew Presbyterian Church page in order to join us. We hope that we will soon be able to make the feed available on our St. Andrew web page, both as a live feed and to be watched later as a recording. We want you to worship with your friends and family as the St. Andrew congregation – even when we cannot gather physically.

Second, for those present at the school, we encourage vigilant hygienic practices. Don’t ask me for a hug over the next little while. I’m going to model the kinds of spatial distancing that is healthy for all of us to practice. I will be washing my hands thoroughly and frequently. The NLC will require a health screen of every child and staff member coming into the building daily so that we are clear that those with raised temperatures, coughing, sneezing and the like return home. We feel that we can be together in small groupings, especially as we practice these strict standards. When I asked the Loudoun County Health Department employee why the public schools have closed but we are not asked to do so, she said that it was a matter of effected population. The schools are attended by 85,000; our school has approximately 150. That said, a rising threat level may lead us to change this decision and to close school.

Having said all of that, we also want to continue to be a worshiping, caring, serving congregation. The Session members and I will be calling all of our members over the next few days. We want to hear from you about how you are faring. Are you concerned about shopping and would appreciate someone getting groceries for you? We can make sure that happens. Did the church somehow lose or not get your latest email address and other contact information? We will set you up again. Would you like to continue meetings such as the Brunch Bunch or the Book Club or various committees remotely? We have a Zoom service that will allow us to arrange for meetings like that. We also want to spend time talking with you just so that we don’t leave members feeling isolated and lonely.

I’ve also been in touch with our mission partner organizations like Loudoun Hunger Relief and Mobile Hope. They could use our help with foodstuffs and the like. Also, many of their volunteers are over 60 and they would very much appreciate those who are younger to help with food distribution and other outreach efforts. The same Jesus who touched and healed the leper wants us to keep in touch with others so that we live out his calling to be a loving people who build trust and good will while serving each other. And while we may not see each other face-to-face for a bit, we also ask that you continue your support of our church by giving online or by mail.

We know that the seeds of ideas we have are but a small beginning to the other insights our congregation members will also have. So, when we call, tell us your ideas and needs. Join with us as we use this time to practice and demonstrate our faithful following of Jesus. Let us be vigilant in our promotion of health in our world and in our community together. But also let us find ways to bless others as essential to our calling.

Blessings to you and thank you for your continued faithfulness.


Pastor David Milam

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Weekend Reminder March 14 & 15 - COVID 19 Precautions.

Plant a Flower Day

Today is Plant a Flower Day! Few things on the planet are more beautiful or fascinating than flowers—with over 400,000 flowering plant species in the world, there is definitely something every one of us would fall in love with. Flowers have served numerous purposes over the millennia, from decoration purposes to medicinal one...

Friday, the last day of Dr. Seuss week. What better way to end the week than with "Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book?" Send them to school WEARING PJS OR COMFY CLOTHES.

Dr. Seuss week continues with...."Fox in Socks!" Send them to school in WACKY SOCKS today!

The Wednesday of Dr. Seuss week just has to center around his book, "Wacky Wednesday!" To help the kids celebrate, send them to school wearing their clothes BACKWARDS, INSIDE OUT, OR MISMATCHED!

Some of our Pre-K Owl friends rocking their favorite hats today in recognition of Dr. Seuss week! 😍

Our babies are helping Ms. Wilma celebrate Dr. Seuss this week!

We are so proud of our teachers! ❤️ They attended a Virginia Quality Early Learning program this past weekend to learn more about creating enriching classroom environments and outdoor play and learning opportunities.

To honor Dr. Seuss on Tuesday we are celebrating "The Cat in the Hat," so SEND THEM WEARING STRIPES OR THEIR FAVORITE HAT!

You are off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss this week: Wear stripes or your favorite hat on Tuesday; your clothes backwards, inside out or mismatched on Wednesday; silly socks on Thursday; and your PJs or comfy clothes on Friday!

LCPS is closed tomorrow - school age parents, have you signed your child up yet for the School's Out Drop-In Day? See your child's teacher or give us a call!

It's Dr. Seuss week! Each day this week we are wearing something fun to celebrate a different Dr. Seuss book! Monday is One Fish, "Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" so SEND THEM WEARING RED & BLUE!

Happy International Polar Bear Day!

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We are looking forward to a visit from Purcellville Pediatric Dentistry at 10 am today! They will be teaching the children about our teeth and how to take care of them!

What is Staff Development Day at the NLC? Lots of cleaning, training, eating, visioning, and team building fun. We look forward to seeing all of our children back tomorrow.

The NLC is CLOSED today in observance of Presidents Day. Our staff will all be working for a Staff Development Day.

[02/16/20]   REMINDER: The NLC will be CLOSED tomorrow in observance of Presidents Day. The NLC staff will be here for a Staff Development Day

NLC - The Neighborhood Learning Center

[02/14/20]   REMINDER: The NLC will be CLOSED on Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Our staff will come in on Monday for a Staff Development Day.

Happy Valentine's Day! Send them to school wearing RED today, and don't forget the Valentine's Class Parties for our Frogs through Owls! REMINDERS: if you're bringing valentines to share with classmates, be sure there's one for everybody.

Tomorrow is WEAR RED Day in celebration of Valentine's Day!

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711 W Main St
Purcellville, VA

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Tuesday 06:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:30
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