Great Beginnings Preschool

Leesburg United Methodist Church
107 W. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-777-9859
greatbeginningsleesburg@gmail.com

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.
​LEESBURG UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF EARLY-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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 currently full for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Please contact the Director, Heather Gonzalez, at greatbeginningsleesburg@gmail.com 
for Wait List information. 
GBP is collecting gently used children's books for our Used Book Sale. Books can be placed in the bin outside the preschool office until Sunday, May 7, 2017. 
Hope to see you all at our 
Used Book Sale May 9-12, 2017 
in Asbury Hall during school hours. 



May at GBP
"You are the light of the world 
-Matthew 5:14
​ Color: Blue
Shape: Hexagon/crescent
 Letters: review letters and 
sight words (Pre-K)
Numbers: 10, 19& 20
Themes: Mother's Day, rhyming, opposites, does it sink or float?, bodies of water, summer fun/Kindergarten