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.

February at GBP 
"Love your neighbor as yourself." 
-Mark 12:31
   Color: pink
   Shape: heart
   Letters: P, Q, R, S 
  Number: 7, 14
   Themes: Groundhog Day, shadows, Valentines Day, sharing and caring, Presidents Day, flag, all things number and counting

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Great Beginnings Preschool is an unincorporated association of Leesburg United Methodist Church and meets the requiremenrs set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia Deptment of Social Services as a religiously exempt child day center. It is a non-profit preschool for two to five year olds. GBP is operated as a service to members and friends of LUMC, as well as residents of the community. The school is open to children of all faiths.
Kinder Readiness Camp at GBP! August 14-18, 2023. Registration information here.