St. John's United Methodist Church - Staunton VA Religious Exempt Child Day Center

1716 North Augusta Street, Staunton VA 24401
(540) 886-1500

About the Provider

Description: Our Philosophy
We believe that each child is a unique gift from God. Our mission is to nurture each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually with a goal toward readiness for Kindergarten. The Preschool day incorporates Group Time, Snack, Free Play and Outside Play.

Group Time may include story telling, big books, Bible stories, finger plays, music, calendar, weather, science experiments and many other teacher-oriented activities.

Nutritional Snacks are provided by the preschool. Snack time includes a good variety of foods that often relate to the skills and concepts being presented.

Free Play allows children to choose from a variety of table manipulatives, games, blocks, clay, rice and water play. Crafts such as easel painting, play dough, cutting and gluing are also offered and under teacher supervision. Dramatic free play areas are changed monthly and may include kitchen, dress-ups, puppets, Pilgrim and Indian villages, Santa’s workshop, the Bethlehem stable and a complete St. John’s Town.

Large motor skills are encouraged through Outside Play. The playground consists of a fenced in, grassy and mulched area that includes a large swing set, tunnel slide with climbing rock wall, regular slides, castle, pirate ship, playhouse, and sandboxes. The school also has many types of riding vehicles. During inclement weather, large motor skill work is done in one of the social halls, using balls, hoops, scooters, a parachute, balance beams, tunnels, etc.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 50
  • License Number: 757000
  • Age Range: 2 years 6 months - 5 years 11 months
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Virginia Dept of Social Services - Division of Licensing Programs
  • District Office Phone: (540) 332-2330 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Tiffany Sprouse

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Inspection Date SHSI Complaint Rated Violations
2018-12-13 No No Yes

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