Our Story

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in St. James’ Preschool. For over 40 years, we have been pleased to provide this ministry to our church families and the community of Leesburg, VA and Loudoun County.

St. James’ Preschool is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children a quality learning experience, while cultivating their spiritual awareness. By providing a loving social environment, the students will be raised with the knowledge of God’s love.

Respecting the God-given worth of all children, the program has been designed to enable each unique child to be involved in a creative learning experience in a Christian atmosphere of love and acceptance.

St. James’ Preschool will provide your child with the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, and spiritually in a group outside of their home. It is their first major step towards independence. This is an opportunity for growth, fun, and learning—about their self and God’s world—in relation to other children and to adults other than their parents. This opportunity is provided in an environment especially equipped for and suited to the needs of the small child.

A child learns through experience, and experiences through the world of play. Over the course of the year, your child’s teachers will provide him/her with a variety of activities to enhance his/her budding abilities: cultivate self-expression, improve language skills, teach respect for the rights and property of others, improve large and small muscle coordination, explore new art mediums, and develop music and listening appreciation. In engaging your child in these activities, our goal is to aid in the development of your child’s self-confidence and to provide cause for a positive self-image.

To foster closeness to God, the preschool provides a meaningful weekly chapel service conducted by our Chapel Leader.  Grace is said before snack time, and a prayer may be included in opening exercises. Bible stories and religious songs are used in the classroom.

Thank you for your interest in St. James’ Preschool!

Janet Stayrook