St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool
Where God's love and learning go hand in hand
St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool 8693 Old Dumfries Road Catlett, VA 20119 (540) 788-3364

Welcome To Our Classrooms!

Lucky Ladybugs - 2 Year Old Class

Our Lucky Ladybugs class have a wonderful time learning the basics like colors and shapes. Our caring teachers, Candy Shelton and Rebecca Smith, also help our youngest learners explore their environment safely. It takes a big heart and quick feet to keep up with these little explorers. Their day consists of outdoor play, hands-on learning, and music with movement.

Outstanding Owls - 3 Year Old Class

Our Outstanding Owls classroom has a whoot of a time learning through exploration. With the wise leadership of Joanne Chapell and Candace Young, our Owls fly through the day working with fine motor activities, name recognition, and sharing among many other age appropriate skills.

Friendly Frogs - 3 Year Old Class

Our Friendly Frog classroom has a hopping good time at preschool. Our Friendly Frog teachers, Janice Barr, Brynne Trible, and Lauren Davis make each day an exciting new adventure in learning and play. Content-rich centers which follow the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum provide the perfect environment to grow socially and academically. This safe environment helps develop reading and math readiness along with fine and gross movement.

Busy Bees - PK Class

Our Busy Bees are constantly buzzing around the classroom. Michele McDowall, Jessica Scully, and Rebecca Cooper ensure a hive of learning and play. The Busy Bees follow the Learning Without Tears curriculum for literacy and math. Science and social studies are infused throughout the daily lessons. We encourage exploratory play, as well.

Fantastic Fish - PK Class

Our Fantastic Fish have a swimmingly good time in their classroom. Kristina Glick and Charity Shorey lead their school of fish through the Learning Without Tears curriculum as well as a character education curriculum. They work collaboratively with the Busy Bees to create a community of PK learning.

Classroom Curriculum 

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. It is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.

Learning without Tears incorporates comprehensive teaching strategies to help educators implement a scaffolded approach to instruction using targeted, explicit lessons that address each developmental learning domain.