Preschool Program

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Registration is under way for ages 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten (age 4-5). Our Preschool Program is accredited by NAEYC the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Please contact the Sarfan Early Childhood Center office at 757-930-1422,  for a tour or with any questions.

Preschool Registration Form


National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children

Our Mission

Children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment. Our school’s goal is to provide developmentally appropriate and academically sound experiences to foster the growth of the whole child. Emphasis is placed on play and interactive learning to promote the social, emotional, academic and physical development of each child. Cognitive, creative and physical activities are planned to foster this daily growth. An environment is provided that seeks to promote positive self esteem and social interaction. Our teachers strive to provide constant encouragement so that the children become acquainted with the process of learning and not be concerned with the final outcome of their creations.

As a Jewish school, we instill in our children values as well as opportunities to practice basic religious observances. The lessons we learn are those found in the Old Testament which is the foundation of our heritage.

Preschool age 2 through 5: Developmentally appropriate and academically sound programs using developmental milestone curriculum.

Hours: Before Care begins at 7am. Preschool is 9am-12pm for the young ones and 9am-2pm for PreK. Aftercare available until 6pm.

Staff: Encouraging, nurturing, creative teachers and assistants, and a social worker on staff to help identify children’s needs and to assist parents and teachers with appropriate resources to maximize their children’s potential. Low Student to Teacher ratio.

Enrichment: Weekly exercise class and monthly music class included in tuition for preschoolers. There are 6 week after-school specialty classes: Dance Studio, Art/Clay and More, Little Sports, Child Yoga that are offered for an additional fee for 3 year olds and up.

Field Trips: Cumulative field trips for 2 year old class 2 field trips a year; 4 year old class 4 field trips. – (ex. pumpkin patch, theatre).

Since 1948 the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula has operated a preschool. We are currently located in Newport News Virginia .

Our Preschool Center has four classrooms. There is a fully equipped outdoor playground and an indoor gymnasium which is used for rainy day and school activities.

We offer before care at 7am and after care until 6pm for our families who require these services