Tidewater Academy’s Early Childhood Learning Center provides a developmentally appropriate environment for children 2 1/2 to 4 years. Children are taught to thrive developmentally, emotionally, and intellectually by teaching concepts that are needed for a successful start to formal education. Children are prepped for a highly academic kindergarten program.
Our Preschool program is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. We offer three and five day programs, half day (8:00am-12:00noon) or full day (8:00am-3:00pm). We also offer before-care (7:00-7:45am) and after-care (3:00-6:00pm) for children 2 1/2-12 years.
Our curriculum uses weekly themes to introduce concepts in the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts. We incorporate age-related materials to create a classroom where opportunities are given for working cooperatively and socially, as well as independently. We offer smaller class sizes for more one-on-one instruction. Resource classes (Library, Art, Music, Computer, P.E.) also extend the learning process.