FB MEEKINSAbout Our School
AT FB MEEKINS,
we believe in the power of play. Through our child-led, discovery based program, children test ideas and experiment with the world around them through hands-on, engaging, and developmentally appropriate play. They explore cause and effect, develop language and social skills, and learn self-control over themselves and their environment. Our teachers support and encourage children as they engage and explore, allowing each child to grow as an individual—socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Providing An Environment For Your Children To Learn & Grow
Our school is located at 900 Maple Avenue East in Vienna, Virginia, 22180. We share a building with Emmaus Church, but Meekins is an independent, non-religious preschool. Children of all races, religions, cultures, and family backgrounds are treated with equal respect and consideration.
Our facilities include a 4-classroom educational building, gymnasium, raised garden beds, and fenced-in playground.
Teaching the world-changers of tomorrow
Children between the ages of 2 and 3 are eligible for the Yellows Class. This class meets 2 times a week on Thursdays and Fridays. It has a graduated schedule in September to adjust the children to their first preschool experience. There are no field trips for this class.
Children between the ages of 2.5 and 3.5 are eligible for the Greens Class. This class meets 3 times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. They meet in the same classroom that the Yellows Class meets in. This class goes on about 5-6 field trips throughout the year (pre-pandemic).
Children between the ages of 3.5 and 4 are eligible for the Blues Class. This class meets 4 times a week on Monday thru Thursday. This class works closely with the Reds Class. Meetings are separate, but the play time and field trips are together. There are about 9 field trips throughout the year (pre-pandemic).
Children between the ages of 4-5 are eligible for the Reds Class. This class meets 5 days a week, Monday thru Friday. This class works closely with the Blues Class. Meetings are separate, but the play time and field trips are together. There are about 9 fields trips throughout the year (pre-pandemic).
The Kindergarten class is a 3 day a week after school program from 12:15-3:15 pm that follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum and complies with the Fairfax County POS. During the day, the kindergarten class meets and plays with the closely with the Reds Class, and works closely with the Blues Class, and field trips are together. There are about 9 class fields trips throughout the year (pre-pandemic).
What Parents are Saying
“My oldest son loved this school, and we’re sending our second son to Meekins this fall. It is such a gift to watch your child learn while you’re in the classroom with them. Each day is filled with exploration, art, creative thinking, problem solving, outdoor exploration, and so much more. I look forward to continuing to grow as a parent and watching my child grow as a person through the wonderful experiences Meekins offers him! “
“We love Meekins…the staff, the families and the learning through play philosophy. We have sent both of our children there, and the only regret we have is that we didn’t send them earlier! The community vibe at Meekins is something truly special, and we’re so glad we are a part of it!“
“We have been thrilled with our experience at Meekins. I love how the teachers at Meekins help to foster independence and imagination through learning through play, and their readiness to allow kids to explore and hone their interests. I have learned so many useful parenting tools from the teachers while volunteering in the school and believe Meekins has given my children a healthy foundation that encourages creativity, self-assurance, and an interest in learning.”
FB Meekins is a cooperative preschool in which parents play an integral role in their child's classroom experience and in the operation of the school. The result is a tight-knit community of teachers, parents and families working together to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment in which our children can learn and grow.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool admits any student of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at this school. Meekins does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, hiring of employees, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.