Certification and Licensing
Members of the preschool staff are required to have appropriate education and experience in working with young children. They are mature and sensitive to the young child and parents or guardians. They are certified in First Aid and CPR and complete ten hours of in-service training in the field of early childhood education each year. They are certified annually by a practicing physician to be free from any disability that would prevent them from caring for children. Background checks are completed for all staff members and substitute teachers.
Heritage United Methodist Church provides and maintains an excellent facility for the preschool. The preschool occupies six classrooms with access to a spacious gym for indoor activities. The preschool is air conditioned, cleaned professionally daily, and in excellent condition. The fenced playground is adjacent to the preschool and contains slides, swings, playhouses, and a sandbox. In addition, members of the church support the preschool individually through donations of supplies, service on our Preschool Ministry Team, support of our scholarship program, maintaining our playground and their prayers.
Heritage United Methodist Preschool is registered with the state of Virginia as a religious-exempt preschool. We are operated and conducted under the auspices of a religious institution pursuant to Section 63.2-1716 of the Code of Virginia. The maximum school enrollment is 125. It is covered by public liability insurance and affirms the following policy of non-discrimination: No child is excluded from admission because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap. Days of operation are Monday through Friday, 9-12. An extended care “Lunch Bunch” program is available from 12-2:30 Monday through Thursday.