The Nest Preschool offers a play-based nursery school and preschool program for children ages 16 months through 4 years old. The Nest is located at the Dranesville United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
The Nest Preschool has abundant opportunities both inside and outside for children to explore, play, and learn. This private preschool is tucked deep in a neighborhood between Sugarland Road and Route 7, opposite the Seneca Road/Georgetown Pike/Route 7 intersection. The Nest is a magical place where children can use their imagination for pretend play in the playhouse area, tricycle path, kid-sized garden and more.
Our mission is to change the world, one child at a time. The Nest Preschool provides a safe and nurturing environment where children come to play purposefully, socialize with peers, and learn instinctively.
At The Nest Preschool, we believe in educating the whole child - physical, social, emotional, cognitive - and building personal connections with each family. We provide a happy and safe environment which allows children to feel secure, engaged, and inspired. We foster the development of emotional resiliency and self-regulation through stable and committed relationships with each child and their family. Utilizing Conscious Discipline, we teach and provide the children with the skills and instruments to self-regulate, self-soothe, attend and process their experiences. By nurturing the whole child we support children in developing these skills so they can best use their innate curiosity to learn about the world around them. We believe in child-initiated and teacher supported learning through play.
Learning through play is child-led and open-ended. It is one of the main ways children learn and develop. Learning happens through a focus on the process instead of the end-goal. It helps cognitive development with increased creativity and plasticity of the brain.
At The Nest Preschool, we encourage children to make sense of the world around them by giving them the opportunity to play and providing them with the materials needed to make discoveries and to connect the dots between what they know, what they wonder about, and what they want to discover. We join them on their journey, asking questions to help stimulate predictions, integrate learning and make knowledge their own.
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive, self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning, school culture and discipline. It's based on brain research that indicates our internal states dictate our behavior. The goal is to create more emotionally intelligent, better equipped, and positive, healthy children.
The three core components of Conscious Discipline are Safety, through self-regulations, Connection, through creating a compassionate school family culture, and Problem-Solving, through changing the response to conflict.
16 months - 2 years old
2-Day: Monday & Tuesday, 9:15am - 1:15pm | $305/month
5-Day: Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 1:15pm | $740/month
2 1/2 - 3 years old
3-Day: Wednesday - Friday, 9:15am - 1:15pm | $460
5-Day: Monday - Friday, 9-15am - 1:15pm | $740
Monday - Thursday; 9:15am - 1:15pm | $600/month
5th Day Option - Play day on Friday | $100/month
Monday - Friday; 9:15am - 1:15pm | $740/month
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1089 Liberty Meeting Court, Herndon, Virginia 20170, United States
08:30 am – 05:30 pm
Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 1:15pm
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed