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Kindergarten Class

The Kindergarten class is a 3-day a week after-school program that follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum and complies with the Fairfax County POS. It is a small class with a maximum of eight children with two teachers. This allows for daily one-on-one instruction and very small group and learning. 


These are some of the topics covered in kindergarten:

  • Letter and Number writing and recognition following the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum
  • Science-The Five Senses, Weather and Season, Plants, Lifecycles, Properties, and Force & Motion
  • Social Studies – Citizenship, Then & Now, Around the World, My Community
  • Math – One to One Correspondence, Money and Currency, Place Value, Graphing, Measurements
  • Reading and Writing – Handwriting Without Tears, Guided Reading, Sightwords, Journaling 

Eligibility: For 2019/20, children with birthdays between 10/1/13 – 9/30/14

Tuition: $7,191 for the 2020/21 school year ($799 per month)

Class hours: W/F, 9:15am – 12:15pm; M/T/Th, 9:15 – 3:00pm

Maximum enrollment: 8 students

Teacher: Tara Bloch

Teacher’s aide: Margaret McDonald

During the school day, the Kindergarten class joins the Reds class and follows their schedule. Parents with a child in this class can expect to co-op in the school approximately 16-18 times during the school year. Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.

A typical day in the Kindergarten 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. 



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