Great Beginnings Preschool

Leesburg United Methodist Church
107 W. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

Welcome to Great Beginnings Preschool.  As a ministry of Leesburg United Methodist Church we have provided a warm, caring and nurturing preschool program for the children of our community for over 40 years. We recognize that children learn best when they are given opportunities to discover, explore and problem solve through direct experience. We emphasize Christian concepts and a developmental curriculum to enhance physical and intellectual growth and prepare children for Kindergarten.

LUMC has long had a heart for early childhood education. During the early 1960’s, public kindergarten was not offered in Loudoun County. By 1963 a group of mothers had organized a kindergarten that met in the rooms that now house the church nursery. Construction on the education building that houses the current preschool began in 1965. The planning for early childhood Christian Education is evidenced in the ground level classrooms of the building, designed with large sunny classrooms and child-sized bathrooms. Upon completion of the new building, the kindergarten program was moved and expanded to fill the new space. When public Kindergarten was offered in the 1980’s, Leesburg United Methodist Preschool focused on a preschool for three- and four-year-olds. In the fall of 2012 Great Beginnings Preschool was born with a new program and curriculum. This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, the program has been expanded to include two, two-day classes for two-year-olds. 
Today we celebrate 50 years of Christian love. We thank the many wonderful teachers and directors who have loved and taught our children over the years. We also thank the congregation for their prayers and support and the opportunity to instill Christian love and growth at the very earliest of ages.

Great Beginnings Preschool is full for the 2018-2019 school year. 
Please email Heather Gonzalez, preschool Director, for wait list information

Preschool tours by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:45am.
December at GBP
"Prepare the way for the Lord." ~Isaiah 40:3
Color: red
Shape: star
Numbers: 5, 12
Letters: J, K and review
Themes: Advent, outer space, the solar system, Christmas, art/art history and New Year's celebrations around the world
GBP is excited to participate in the LUMC Christmas Pageant
 on December 9th. 
Visit the Pagaent Sign up for more information.