Westover Hills Preschool is located in the center of the historic and vibrant Westover Hills neighborhood and is a weekday outreach ministry of Westover Hills United Methodist Church. As the eagerly anticipated newcomer in early childhood education in this community, we are very excited to offer our students and their families a play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum which nurtures the whole child through active participatory learning. Our location so close to a public library, Maymont, the James River, and Forest Hill Park easily lends itself to learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Inspired by the many young families who live nearby, we are delighted to offer a premiere preschool program to serve our neighbors and surrounding community for years to come.
Westover Hills Preschool provides preschool-aged children and their families a high quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment in which each child has the opportunity to grow into the creative, joyful, caring, and curious person they are meant to be, assured in the constancy of God’s love.
Westover Hills Preschool Philosophy
We believe that young children are capable and eager learners who have a powerful and intrinsic need for meaningful activities explored through play. At WHP we support a young child’s natural curiosity and imagination by providing a child-centered curriculum and play-based environment that encourages children to share, negotiate, collaborate, and create. We follow Developmentally Appropriate Practice for preschool-aged children; embracing a child-centered curriculum that is stimulating, thoughtfully conceived, and intentional; utilizing PLAY as an important vehicle for developing self-regulation and promoting language, cognition, and social competence. We believe that learning experiences during these early years are invaluable prerequisites to a child’s eventual development as a responsible, compassionate citizen of the world. With that in mind, we are committed to each child’s development as an individual and as a member of our preschool family. We realize that young children are intrinsically linked with their families and we work actively to engage parent commitment and involvement in the life of the preschool.