CFNC’s eight preschool classrooms operate from September to June, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with optional after care available from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Five of eight preschool classrooms are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and all teachers implement the HighScope curriculum, which is nationally recognized as especially effective for at-risk children in multicultural settings. The curriculum includes daily activities in the areas of language, art, dramatic play, music, science, and math, which are designed to foster growth and creativity within each child in many areas of development. Science and Movement/Music are also taught through hands-on activities that create excitement for the discovery process and reinforce arithmetic concepts, such as numbers, enumeration, and timing. Each day is an adventure that provides English language and cognitive development through cooperative play, arts and crafts, science and discovery activities, stories, and music.


Bilingual social workers support parents as they work toward self- sufficiency and gain parenting skills to support their children’s education. Social workers strengthen families through case management, home-visits, and a variety of parental education workshops ranging from healthy parenting to nutrition. During the school year, our social workers screen children for developmental delays, hold weekly social skills groups for children exhibiting challenging behavior, and offer a variety of events to prepare families for kindergarten in the public school system.


CFNC’s health services enable parents to support the healthy development of their children. Social workers assist families in accessing community-based services and ensure children enter kindergarten having completed the appropriate physicals, vaccinations, and medical screenings. CFNC provides hearing, vision and dental screenings and refers all children for follow-up care as needed, ensuring issues are resolved before children enter kindergarten. Further, our holistic health and wellness services also combat obesity by incorporating healthy eating and nutrition, as well as physical activity each school day.

Our Results for Children

  • 98%

    The percentage of 4-year-olds in our program reaching kindergarten readiness levels for core skills

  • 152%

    In the last year, the average literacy growth for a CFNC student

  • 124

    At the end of the last school year, the total number of children in the PALS developmental range.

  • 1.59

    The average growth rate for kindergarten readiness based on levels

“It’s hard to argue with a preschool program that shows twice the student gains of other programs, especially when that program serves low-income families.”

- Northern Virginia Magazine

School Calendar

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You can download the PDF version of School Calendar [2018 - 2019]