Explore what the Herndon Community Center preschool has to offer! 

The Herndon Community Center Preschool is a state-licensed program, which is designed to stimulate your child's mind and development. Professional staff will provide a nurturing environment for ages 3-5. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Children must be potty-trained and use of disposable undergarments is not permitted. Our goal is to foster independence in a school setting. The teacher-child ratio is 3:20. The 4-5 year old class emphasis is on the skills needed to enter kindergarten. The classroom schedule includes field trips, outside free-play, music and movement, and beginning yoga. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is ongoing. 

Preschool Open House and Registration* for 2019-2020 School Year  

Exciting new changes coming to the Herndon Community Center Preschool. Learn more at our Open House on Tuesday, February 19 from 6-7:30pm and the inclement weather date is Wednesday, February 20 at the same time. Registration starts Tuesday, February 19. 

Now ages 4 & 5 will meet daily Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm, with an emphasis on skills needed to enter kindergarten, plus field trips, outside free play, music, swimming and holiday activities to celebrate diversity in our classroom. Children must be 4 by September 30, 2019. 

Preschool Prep will focus on ages 3 & 4 and they will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm.  
Our interactive, play-based curriculum fosters your child’s sense of responsibility and independence through daily activities. Parents and children love our outdoor courtyard for play, games, and arts & crafts, while enjoying on-site access to a full-sized gymnasium, large outdoor playground and indoor swimming pool.  
The class will run September 9-June 12 (generally following Fairfax County Public School schedule)
*a $75 nonrefundable deposit and child’s proof of age (such as birth certificate or passport) are due at the time of registration. Fees are payable on an established payment plan of 5 installments. To learn more, contact Kimmie Alcorn at Kimmie.Alcorn@herndon-va.gov or 703-435-6800 x 2119.


Age 4-5 - This age group class is full but we are taking a waitlist. 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m.-noon
(Must be 4 by September 30, 2018)
M/W/F TOH $1,750*/NR $2,100*

Age 3-4

Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m.-noon
(Must be 3 by September 30, 2018)
Tu/Th TOH $1,500*/NR $1,800*

Fees are payable on an established payment plan of 5 installments. Fees listed above are less the $75 nonrefundable deposit.

The following are our preschool goals: 
- Build a positive self-image for each child 
- Increase each child's degree of independence 
- Develop a sense of responsibility for self and others 
- Learn to share and respect the rights and privileges of others 
- Learn basic readiness skills and improve physical skills 

Our Staff

The Herndon Community Center's Preschool staff represents years of experience ensuring that our program provides a comfortable learning environment focused on the needs of each child. Activities and projects are time-tested and proven to be fun learning experiences and exciting new activities are constantly added after careful planning by the staff.

Our Program

The Herndon Community Center Preschool offers a variety of activities designed to be fun yet promote learning. We offer:
Arts & Crafts 
Music & Games 
Field Trips 
Large Outdoor Playground 
Outdoor Classroom Courtyard 
Full-Size Gymnasium 
Unique Special Projects

Our Facility

Our location at the Herndon Community Center provides many unique opportunities for great indoor and outdoor play no matter what the weather. A full-service gymnasium and indoor pool are steps away from our classroom.

Preschool Inclement Weather 

Our preschool program follows Fairfax County Public Schools closings but with a slight modification. If schools have a 1-hour delay, we open our preschool on time and if there is a 2-hour delay our preschool will open one hour late.

2018-2019 Preschool Forms

***All forms must be completed and turned in prior to the first day of class. 

Reportable Disease List

All About Me

Food Restrictions and/or Allergies Form

Pick Up/Drop Off Permission Form

Emergency Care Form

Field Trip Permission Form

Roster Release Form

Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers

Health Information Form

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