Dahlgren Christian Preschool


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Classes Full for 2019-2020

(to be added to the wait list, please call the church office at 540-663-2230)
Pre-Kindergarten Pre-K, Extended Day Early Preschool Preschool, Extended Day
4-5 year olds 4-5 year olds 3-4 year olds 3-4 year olds
Mon – Thurs Mon – Thurs Mon, Tue, Thurs Mon, Tue, Thurs
8:30am – 11:15am 8:30am – 12:15pm 12:30pm-3:00pm 11:30am-3:00pm
$160/month $256/month $115/month $161/month
Fee Schedule For Full Year Enrollment
$50 Registration Fee (August) $50 Registration Fee (August)
$50 Materials Fee (January) $30 Materials Fee (January)

All children are required to be potty trained.
Dahlgren Christian Preschool is located in the Dahlgren United Methodist Church, Dahlgren, VA.

For information, call the Dahlgren United Methodist Church Office at 663-2230.

Registration is on a first come first served basis after 2/1.
To register, we need: the completed registration page (front and back) and the non-refundable $50 registration fee. This can be mailed to or dropped by Dahlgren United Methodist Church – 17080 14th St. PO Box 1797 Dahlgren, VA 22448.

Registration Form 2019-2020

Health form

Emergency Contact form

Electronic Photo Release

School Supplies List

HANDBOOK 2019-2020



Our goal at DCP is to offer a fun-filled pre-elementary learning experience that is based on Christian principles and taught by experienced, loving professionals.

Together with your preschooler, we will explore this big world of sights, sounds, textures, colors, and shapes.

We will learn more about ourselves and our friends as we master the concepts of sharing, taking turns, listening, and respecting others.

Most importantly however, we will have fun as we grow together in God’s house and in his care.


Dahlgren Christian Preschool encourages parents to stop by and observe our programs in session. For the safety of our students, we require all visitations to be scheduled ahead of time by calling the church office at 540-663-2230.

If you have questions about our program or would like to schedule a visit, please contact the Lead Teacher, Pamela Engel on Mondays or Wednesdays from 8:30 – 12:30 at 663-2230. You may also pick up a DCP handbook from the church office, Monday – Thursday, 8:30-4:00.


Our goal is to enthuse children to learn through creative play and exposure to various types of artistic mediums. Depending on the daily theme, various stations are set up around the room to encourage exploration and fine motor play. On a daily basis, classes have group circle times for music, singing, finger plays, stories, and Bible lessons. Through song and interaction, we review weather, days of the week, months of the year, and get to learn all our classmates names and faces. Children bring their own food for snack time each day, and weather permitting, they visit the playground. Indoors we encourage gross motor activity through imaginative play and song and dance as well. Every day we devote time every to structured learning of the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. This time is usually tied into arts and crafts using paint, markers, crayons, textiles, glue, scissors, Play-Doh etc. Again, learning should be fun and we stress if you are having fun, then you are also learning.


We are proud of our very enthusiastic and creative teaching team at DCP.

Our staff for the 2019-2020 school year are:

Lead Teacher/Teacher Pre-Kindergarten Pamela Engel
Assistant Teacher Pre-Kindergarten Virginia Wardman
Teacher Early Preschool Class Virginia Wardman
Assistant Teacher Early Preschool Class Laura Landreth

All of our teaching staff are required to have a college degree or equivalent teaching experience. They are trained in the current methods of First Aid and CPR and have completed the VA state EMAT training course.

All staff members have passed a VA state background inspection.

Director’s Blog

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Dahlgren Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.