Welcome to Preschool!

*** Announcing our new Parent Morning Out (PMO) Class starting in March! 

This class will be offered on Mondays only beginning March 5th.  This is an excellent opportunity for new students to get introduced to preschool or for current students to add an additional day.  Please call the office for more details.

*** Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is here!

All Registration Forms must be MAILED in until February 28th.  Starting March 1st, Registration Forms can be hand-delivered.  The Registration Fee for returning students is $75.  The Registration Fee for new students is $100.  Please make checks payable to MPC ELC.
Check out our NEW 3-DAY PMO class options for the 2018-2019 school year!


The Early Learning Center’s open-ended preschool program prepares children to use their intellect and creative abilities in all future learning tasks.

We offer children an environment in which to develop their physical, social, intellectual, and emotional well-being in a playful, social environment designed for interactive learning. Children are eligible for enrollment without regard to race, sex, religion, or ethnic background.

Children must be potty trained to be eligible for our 3, 4, and 5 year old programs.

Potty training is not required for our 2 year old Parents’ Morning Out program.

Call us for more information: 703-369-5880coloring
Children are challenged by learning goals…
  • To begin to read, we must first gather meaning from the world and awareness of concepts.
  • To gather meaning from the world, we must gain sensory experiences, touch, feel, smell, hear, and see. This is a prerequisite for developing our minds.

When children enter their preschool room in the morning, they are greeted by their teachers and then given the freedom to explore various learning activities and interest centers that were prepared before their arrival. These centers change constantly.

Special things for special days – and each day is a special day.

Time and room to explore, to experiment, to discover.
Perhaps a story.
Or quiet music.
Or a gradual approach to rhythmic activities and dancing.
A time of crawling, jumping, growing like flowers or blowing like the wind.
We go outdoors to run, jump, and walk on narrow boards.
Time to grow.
Time to play.
Time to be a child.

Sometimes a brief period of whispers.
A quiet time.
A savoring within of good feelings.
Involvement time when there is a very special closeness
Between child & child.
And between teacher & child.
A child’s time.
A magic time.