FAQs

  • Where are you located?

    We are located at the corner of Burke Centre Parkway and Oak Leather Drive. Our address is 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia 22015.

     

    When should I sign my child up for preschool?

    Registration for the fall begins the preceding February. Please contact Susan Ariale, Preschool Director at (703) 250-1823 for current class availability.

     

    Who should I contact for a tour of the preschool?

    Please contact Susan Ariale, Preschool Director at (703) 250-1823.

     

    What is the class schedule? 

    All classes meet from 9:30am-12:30pm with the exception of Tuesdays, when children attend from 9:30am-1:30pm and have lunch.

     

    Are there opportunities for my child to stay after school?

    Yes, we offer Games classes on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm, and Lunch Bunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm. Please visit our Stay and Play page for additional details.

     

    Are there any special classes offered?

    Yes, we offer music, chapel, and science for the 3-year-olds.  We offer music, chapel, science, and Spanish for the 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds.

     

    What are the class ratios? 

    3-year-olds:  Both classes have an 11:2 student-teacher ratio.

    4-year-olds:  The younger and middle classes have a 6:1 student-teacher ratio. The older class has a 7:1 student-teacher ratio.

    5-year-olds:  The Pre-K class has a 7:1 student-teacher ratio.

     

    Will my child eat a snack at school? 

    Yes, each child will be offered a mid-morning snack. Periodically, parents will be asked to provide a nutritious and nut-free snack for their child’s class. The teacher will offer suggestions so that a variety of simple, healthy snacks are served.

     

    Do you allow snacks or lunches with nuts?

    No, we are a completely nut-free preschool.

     

    What should my preschooler bring?

    Each child will be given a blue bag at the beginning of the school year. Please bring the blue bag to school each day with a full change of clothing. On certain days, your child may also have the chance to bring an item from home for sharing/show-and-tell. On Tuesdays and days your child is staying after school, please bring a nut-free lunch.

     

    What happens during inclement weather?

    If Fairfax County schools are closed during the winter months for snow, ice, storms, and so forth, we also will close. If county schools announce a one-hour delay, we will also have a one-hour delay; therefore, school hours will be from 10:30am-12:30pm on that day. If the county schools should announce a two-hour delay, we will be open from 10:30am-12:30pm.

    If county schools announce an early closing during the school morning, we will close as soon as BPC Preschool students have been picked up. In this eventuality, please pick up your child as soon as you hear of the morning closing. On rare occasions, we may see the need to close because of weather, even though the county has opened. If this happens, we will notify each family by phone and/or email before 9:00am.

     

    What forms of payment do you accept? 

    There are several ways you can pay for registration fees, monthly tuition, and after-school activities:

    1. Check made payable to BPC Preschool (please drop in mailbox on Office Manager’s door)
    2. ACH automatic bank draft from your checking account (no fees)*
    3. Credit or debit card (0.75% processing fee).  Please read first.

    * To sign up for the ACH automatic bank draft, we will need you to complete a short authorization form and bring a voided check to the Office Manager.  Monthly tuition will be automatically drafted from your checking account on the 5th of each month, along with the previous month’s after school activities (if applicable).