United Christian Parish Preschool

United Christian Parish Preschool


Hi! I was playing with my son in the library today and I think I may have left my phone in there. Did anyone find it? I've emailed and had someone call the preschool office for me. Thanks.
Our preschool will be marching in the Annual Reston Holiday Parade on Friday November 29 (day after thanksgiving). This is a super fun way for us to get the word out about our amazing school and meet and connect with members of our school family. Please see the below for more info: Parade planners ask that ALL children under 5 be secured in strollers or wagons to insure that the parade can keep its pace. The parade lineup will be staged in Hyatt Park (the grassy area with trees in front of the Hyatt Hotel). Our group is number 16 in the lineup and we are asked to arrive NO LATER than 10:30AM. Our group will be holding two banners so you can find us easily. Family and friends visiting from out of town are more than welcome to accompany our preschool families in marching in the parade! Please contact Kate Tylenda at [email protected] with any parade questions
Does anyone know If this evening's Easter egg hunt is still on?
Tonight!!! Chipotle fundraiser! 🌮🌯🥑 New location this year at the Sunset Hills location, behind Chik Fil A. Stop in anytime between 4-8 PM and mention UCPP’s fundraiser at check out. Dine-in or carry out. Online orders are not valid. This is a big one for the scholarship fund. 50% of our sales go to our fundraiser. See you there!
Does anyone know who is collecting for the yard sale? I know Jane put it in a newsletter but I can't find it now.

Part day, play based, NAEYC accredited, Christian preschool program for ages 2-5 years of age. We believe that each child deserves an enriching environment to learn and grow.

All are welcome in our Preschool family! The UCP Preschool provides a safe and loving Christian atmosphere where all children share a variety of age appropriate experiences and learn to play and work with others. Our children experience a safe environment that focuses on wholesome development. We are a part day preschool program that serves children ages 2-5 years in 2-, 3- and 4-day/week classes. United Christian Parish Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.We operate as a ministry of United Christian Parish Church.

We are currently offering limited enrollment for pre-k children in our adapted OUTDOOR only program.

Mission: We believe that each child deserves an enriching environment to learn and grow.

Operating as usual

The day is finally here!! It’s Visiting Day for our amazing outdoor program that begins next week! Our staff has been working so hard with so many agencies to make our program, not only safe, but exciting and new! Still the same high quality curriculum, emotional literacy focused and exploring the forest school concept! Stay tuned!

This is an excellent visual and explanation to support your Safe Place at home!

The Safe Place is a sacred space where children are instructed, encouraged, and supported in attending to their emotional upsets through self-regulation skills we have taught them during teachable moments. The journey from unconscious emotions to managing our feelings involves five steps: I Am, I Calm, I Feel, I Choose, and I Solve. #iHeartCD

Our pre-k virtual students have been outside exploring nature and making the most amazing creations! The Moose class are given fun activities weekly and are able to share safely with each other via zoom circle times and the Class Dojo platform. This is just a sample of our everyday fun! Each day brings a new adventure!
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Conscious Discipline: Transformational Social-Emotional Learning


It can be super challenging to practice our Conscious Discipline skills when we can't do the basic elements of eye contact, touch, presence and playfulness with our families in person. However, the company has developed many resources for us to use at home, even without the premium membership! We encourage everyone to take a look at the website and start your journey today. Reach out to us for help!

consciousdiscipline.com Free videos, printable and other resources to help families and educators navigate COVID-19.

We love Pastor Beth and Pastor Marcus! They make chapel oh so fun!

Lots to celebrate today, including Pastor Appreciation Day. We are grateful for the leadership of Pastor Beth and Pastor Marcus!


Virtual Blessing of the Animals

Come one, come all!

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Our first two weeks of virtual preschool has gone so fast! The children have worked very hard on many fun activities, engaging in zoom circle time, and preschooling at home with their special grown ups. Their strength and perseverance to stay connected during this difficult time is extraordinary and we are so thankful. We had a special Tinker Box parade mid week and it was so fantastic to see our school family, even through glass windows and masks. When we are all healthy and safe, we can go back to school. And we can’t wait!


Home | Conscious Discipline

We are so proud to be a school that values emotional literacy and self regulation skills in not only children, but the adults that care for them. Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers adults and children with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families. We highly encourage you to explore the Conscious Discipline website. Along with a library of resources, there are dozens of videos and helpful articles to support hard at work parents! https://consciousdiscipline.com/

consciousdiscipline.com Conscious Discipline is an innovative social-emotional learning and classroom management program with a proven track record of sustainable results.

WOW! Our first week of virtual preschool was so fun! Along with fun activities and videos posted to our private platform, Mr. Nick ended the week with a interactive Zoom circle time! We will continue to grow and learn as a School Family to make this preschool option as high quality as our in person program has always been! Thanks for your support! Go UCPP! We got this!

As so many children are participating in virtual learning, many as the only option for school, this is a simple, helpful practice to eye health!


The wait is over! The “20/20/20 rule” is a great reminder as we learn from home, teach from home, and work from home! Every 20 minutes using a screen, look away at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Your eyes will thank you later!

Today is the DAY! We begin our virtual preschooling journey together until we can be together safely! Our teachers will provide weekly lesson plans, activity posts and videos to our private ClassDojo virtual school, support on our Facebook family page, along with a weekly group Zoom meeting. Our goal is to provide a high quality learning experience working as a team with the hard working parents of UCPP! We got this!

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You are invited to a Blessing of the Devices during online worship today. Pastor Beth will pray over students and teachers and their devices that they are using for school. Online worship begins in one hour!

We are so fortunate to have Mr. Nicholas Black leading the way for our first ever Virtual School experience that begins next Monday! Along with the support of our administrators and teachers, Nicholas has developed an at home program that reflects our high quality preschool program using the Class Dojo platform. We will stay connected until we can be together in person!

Nicholas Black graduated from George Mason in 2016 with a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Music Composition and a Minor in Music and Technology. He has been teaching students for more than 8 years and it is one of his greatest passions! In addition to teaching here at UCPP, he teaches private viola and violin lessons. He loves drawing, writing music, and creating art through many different mediums. His hope for the year is that all our wonderful students will be able to express themselves through art, music, and nature and discover the world around them. Our goal is to relate these mediums to math, literature, science and more! Mr. Nick was the lead teacher in the Moose class and the assistant teacher in the Monkey Class last year. Fun Fact! Nicholas attended UCPP as a preschooler! He still has fond memories of his teachers and has returned to pass those memories on to your children.

Thank you for your trust in UCPP! We can't wait to get started!

On this unique #LaborDay, we recognize the hardworking people who keep our country moving forward. A special shout out to the dedicated FCPS educators who embark on an extraordinary school year tomorrow.
We will continue to show our gratitude for all the essential workers on the front lines of this public health crisis by taking steps to stay safe and healthy. We wish you well!
#preschool #fcps #earlychildhoodeducation #laborday2020 #lakeanneplaza #ucp #reston #herndon #greatfalls



We have chosen Class Dojo as our virtual learning platform! You may want to take a look and learn a bit about it before our school year begins mid September! If you haven't decided on virtual learning for your child, this may help with that decision. Please email [email protected] for further information!

classdojo.com Build wonderful classroom communities with parents and students


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We love getting recommendations! If you love UCPP, please let your neighbors know! Thank you!

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These are the Best Day Cares and Preschools in Northern Virginia of 2020

The August Issue of Northern Virginia Magazine is on sale now! Although we won’t be starting school in person, we are still providing a high quality learning program supported at home. Email Amelia Clark today at [email protected]


northernvirginiamag.com From Alexandria to Prince William County, here's the need-to-know information on 105 day cares and preschools recommended by fellow readers.

Please see the letter below that explains our decision regarding reopening in the fall. You may contact Amelia Clark directly at [email protected]. As always, wishing you well through this challenging time!

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Wolf Trap Field Trip Fridays | Wolf Trap

You know how much UCPP loves their relationship with Wolf trap Artists! Join their Field Trip Fridays!!


wolftrap.org Wolf Trap Field Trip Fridays are performed and recorded by Wolf Trap Teaching Artists to provide children and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to experience stimulating live arts experiences from the comfort of their home. These interactive performances are accompanied by a handout that has....

Happy Fourth of July to our School Family and all those who have continued to support our amazing preschool. This holiday will feel different but some traditions can still be celebrated today...being with the people who take care of us everyday, maybe a backyard cook out, sprinklers in swim suits, smores and popsicles to just name a few! Enjoy this sweet summer day!
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Mud Day – World Forum Foundation

Did you know that today is International Mud Day? It’s not too late to make a mud kitchen like we have at preschool! Just grab the hose, some black dirt, and kitchen tools! We’d love to see your creations!!


worldforumfoundation.org Gillian reflected on the lack of mud as Perth is situated on a sandy plain and also the reluctance of the culture to ‘get dirty.’ Bishnu on the other hand had lots of mud but many children did not have enough clothes to be able to get them dirty or soap to wash them. On her return to Australia, ...

Don’t forget all the FREE resources you can get for your home! These resources are in all our classrooms and the children know how to use these tools. Let them show you how!

Free Resource Friday! 🎉 Your students can still access the Feeling Buddies they've come to know and love during the school year at home during the summer! Sign up for a Free Resource Membership to download the “How Do You Feel Chart” and access more than 200 free resources online. Download yours here: https://bit.ly/2VwE3cO
As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD #feelingbuddies #nameittameit


Everyday Heroes: Child Care is No Small Matter

[email protected] is the first major theatrical #documentary to tackle the topic of early childhood education. See why it’s indeed #NoSmallMatter. We had hoped that the production would arrive to Reston this year so this is an amazing opportunity! Make plans to join us 6/25 → nosmallmatter.com/june25 #NoSmallMatter

nosmallmatter.com Join us for a special live screening event june 25th, 2020.


Essential Supplies Needed for Child Care Programs - Fairfax County Emergency Information

If you have a way to help and support local childcare centers that are open this summer, please do! We are all in this together!


fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com Posted at 9:30 a.m. The Office for Children (OFC) is seeking donations to support child care programs countywide in providing essential services to children and families. Donated supplies will support healthy hygiene practices and help child care centers and family child care programs maintain a cle...

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We celebrate. We pray. We reflect. #juneteenth

Conscious Discipline®

This is a premium video with Dr. Becky Bailey. We have until June 30 to learn so much by the generous release of all Premium Resources on their website. As a preschool that highly values emotional intelligence and literacy, this video breaks down the skill of empathy even further. Happy Sunday!

Listen in as Dr. Becky Bailey shares about the powerful skill of empathy and how we are all born with an innate ability to have empathy for others. This video is from Elevate SEL 2019 and is currently FREE to watch until June 30th as part of our Premium Resources. Click here to keep watching the rest of Dr. Bailey's Keynote: "Empathy – The Highest Cognitive Skill Possible and the One Everyone Needs to Survive," https://bit.ly/3hiPQaD
As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD #empathy

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Tomorrow is Pride Sunday!

Use the online bulletin to guide you through the service: ucpreston.org/online-bulletin


Black Lives Matter | United Christian Parish

ucpreston.org As a church community, we mourn the recent devastating deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. We grieve knowing that these unjust murders are not isolated events and that there are countless other untold incidents of racial injustice. Each of us is afflicted by a unique pa...

We ended our school year with an amazing Summer Send Off Parade! Our entire staff stood proudly (physically distancing) to sing and shout to all our amazing families as they drove by. There were so many special moments and they will all be tucked into our hearts to get us through the summer. We love our School Family! Thanks for all the love and support of UCPP throughout the 19-20 school year! Please share any parade photos you’d like in the comments below!
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Announcing the Virtual Institute Presentations for Week 1

For any early childhood educators.... what an amazing opportunity! Who’s with us?

naeyc.informz.net On Monday, June 1, you can access the first batch of presentations shared by NAEYC and a diverse group of experts from all sectors of the industry. View the first week’s presentations below!

United Christian Parish Preschool's cover photo

You did it! You took the time to vote and make sure we achieved this high honor! Thank you for helping us be recognized as one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Best Day Cares & Preschools 2020! This year has been extraordinary in many ways and to earn this recognition during such challenging times is very special to us. You truly have shown what it means to have the love and support of a School Family and we promise to live up to this honor!
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From Miss Ginger:
This is the last photo I took the day we left school, 63 days ago. I remember thinking about the “Photo of the Day”
Challenge never once thinking I wouldn’t see everyone the next day. Our School Family has worked hard to stay connected these last 9 weeks. As we go into our “last week of school”, I will remember how happy this day was for me.... following the Monkeys to the playground.
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About the preschool

The United Christian Parish Preschool provides a loving Christian atmosphere, also known as our School Family, where all children share a variety of age-appropriate experiences and learn to play and work with others. The Preschool operates as a ministry of UCP.

Children obtain a high-quality early childhood experience at UCP. The Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and participates in Virginia Quality, the state rating and improvement system.

The preschool serves children ages 2-5 in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day/week, half-day classes. Tuition rates are competitive, we have a low staff turnover rate, and professional development for the staff is a high priority. The school follows the research-based Creative Curriculum and uses Conscious Discipline to help children develop socially and emotionally. Chapel experiences, led by staff and members of UCP, help children develop spiritually. Scholarships are available for those families who cannot afford the full cost of preschool tuition.

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