Twice a year the preschools holds a Family Night, which offers music, activities, and often special events. These special evenings give families an opportunity to spend time with their entire family and get to know other families in the school. These wildly popular nights bring a level of excitement that energizes our children and families.

Last March the preschool held its first ever Family Night STEAM Night! What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math as access points for guiding student learning, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage learning, and embrace problem solving and collaboration. The goal is to create leaders of the 21st century.

During the preschool’s STEAM night the children and families were welcomed into different classrooms, each with their own activates which play a part in the STEAM program. The use of this teaching philosophy is not just used for special occasions, but is used daily in our classrooms. Our children work hard to become creative problem solvers in their classrooms, and will take these skills on their adventures into the elementary schools.

Written by Lyndsay McGreevy


Originally published in the 2018 Summer Quarterly Explorer

Even though the end of the school year is here, the River Road Preschool Development Center is looking for teachers for the 2018-2019 school year:

River Road Church Preschool Development Center is looking for Assistant Teachers to work in our afternoon programs for the 2018-2019 school year. These afternoon positions would provide an opportunity to spend time with groups of children from 12:00–4:00 p.m. in our Lunch Bunch and Extended Day programs. This is perfect position for someone looking for a fun way to be a part of this dynamic preschool program. A minimum of two teachers will be hired to cover both our Developmental and Preschool programs.

Qualified candidates must be patient, nurturing, and have a passion for working with children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. Previous experience working with children preferred but not required. All new staff members must pass all background checks required through the VA Department of Social Services before employment may begin.

For more information about the preschool or our available positions, please call 804-282-4368.