Chestnut Grove Preschool is operated as a ministry of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. We exist to provide a moral, loving, supportive environment for preschool aged children. Understanding that each child has differing physical, mental, social and emotional needs, caring and well-educated teachers facilitate growth by providing creative, stimulating, educational and age appropriate activities. By following the example of Jesus, the Preschool staff will love, support and nurture each child as they prepare them for Kindergarten and encourage a life of commitment and service to Christ. For more information about our Preschool contact Barbara Edwards.
To enroll in the 3-year old program, a child must be 3 by the first day of school and toilet trained. To Enroll in the 4-year old Pre-Kindergarten program, a child must be 4 by September 30.
All applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. There is a non refundable processing fee of $50 due with your signed Application and Administration of Medication forms. An Enrollment Form and packet of required forms will be sent to confirm your child's acceptance. All forms must be signed and returned with one month's tuition within one week to secure your child's enrollment. Enrollment is not guaranteed until all required forms and fees have been received.
The tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $250 per month for the three day program and $320 per month for the five day program, due the first day of the month. A one time $50 activity fee is due with the first month's tuition.
The Chestnut Grove Preschool three and five day programs include Christian Education, Math, Language Development and Literacy, Music, Art, and Social Sciences. Play is the manner in which children learn best in early childhood education and it is an important element of the Preschool program. Individual and group activities will provide an atmosphere for learning and growth. Math and language skills are further developed through the use of games and circle time activities. Daily music and art projects foster creativity and imagination. Bible lessons and Chapel Time broaden Biblical understanding and provide a Christian faith foundation.
Chestnut Grove offers a three day program (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings) and a five day program (Monday through Friday mornings) for both 3 year old and Pre-kindergarten students
Each school day begins at 9 AM and ends at 12:30 PM. The school year begins the Tuesday following Labor Day and ends on the Friday before Memorial Day. School closings follow the Albemarle County Public School schedule with the exception of when Albemarle schools are delayed for 1 or 2 hours, the Preschool will open at 10 AM.
"Small friendly environment in a local neighborhood setting."
"We love that teachers have an open door policy and give parents an opportunity to check in with them daily."
"Small class sizes, student/teacher ratio, gorgeous quiet location."
"Loving atmosphere, church-centered."
"The staff really exceeded my expectations. They have made the transition to school incredibly positive for our children."
"Awesome playground, great teachers, students and staff."
"Our child's teacher is very creative and teaches the kids in what i would consider non-traditional ways - learning is exciting and fresh (non confining, i.e. worksheets)."