Little Lambs Village Preschool located in Gainesville, Virginia serves Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties in Northern Virginia including the nearby areas of Gainesville, Bristow, Haymarket, and Catharpin. Little Lambs Village Preschool is an outreach ministry of Church of the Word.
Our goal is to assist parents in providing a warm, caring, Christian environment that facilitates a developmentally appropriate teaching-learning experience to help children develop in all aspect: social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual. We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) concept of developmental appropriateness as having two dimensions: 1) age appropriateness and 2) individual appropriateness. We use child development knowledge about a specific age group and knowledge of the individual child in the classroom to plan an appropriate learning environment.
Social /Emotional Development: To develop a positive self concept; develop a positive attitude toward life & learning; demonstrate positive behavior; develop a sense of responsibility; develop an awareness of manners; develop empathy toward others
Cognitive Development: To develop verbal skills; acquire beginning reading & writing skills; acquire problem-solving skills; develop beginning math skills; learn listening skills; learn to follow simple directions.
Physical Development: To enhance gross & fine motor skills; use all senses in learning.
Spiritual Nurture: We enhance our program to include spiritual nurture. As a ministry of the Church, we promote a holistic approach to child development, not ignoring the spiritual being of a person. Our aim is for the child to develop an awareness of God and to know Him in a personal way.