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Blues Class

Older preschoolers continue to develop their verbal skills through cooperative play, negotiation and problem solving. Dramatic play becomes more elaborate as a result of their increased social and community experiences. As awareness of the printed word increases, children experiment with writing and reading.  At this age, the child is working toward being an independent person: they easily navigate their school and home environments, and the adults can be seen more as a facilitator than as an active participant in a particular activity or event. The 3.5 and 4 year-olds enjoy socializing and will be seen making more sophisticated choices and friendships. This is the beginning of the school-age experience.  The children go on about 7-10 field trips during the school year.


Eligibility: Children between the ages of 3.5 and 4

Tuition: $3,159 for the 2020/21 school year ($351 per month)

Class hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:15am – 12:15pm

Maximum enrollment: 16 students

Teacher: Sarah Erdman

Teacher’s aide: Carol Hamal

There are always two adults in the classroom: the teacher and an aide or a parent, making the adult to child ratio (1:8).  

Parents with a child in this class can expect to co-op in the school approximately 12-14 times during the school year.  Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.  

A typical day in the Blues class looks like: 

9:15 – Arrival

9:30 – Morning meeting

9:40 – Center time, music (once a week), special guests, etc

10:50 – Clean up

11:00 – Snack time and indoor play

11:30 – Active play (playground or active room contingent on weather)

12:00 – Story time

12:15 – Dismissal

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.


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. 



900 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180