Beverley Hills Church Preschool

Beverley Hills Church Preschool An arts-based cooperative preschool in Alexandria, VA inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.
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Our cooperative school has its roots in progressive American educational philosophy and practices, and its inspiration today from more recent research in cognitive and cultural studies. For the past 15 years we have been influenced by the early childhood educational approach of the Reggio Emilia schools of Italy.

Mission: Our Mission and Vision Beverley Hills Church Preschool is a place where children, parents, teachers and others come together to create a trusting, secure environment that values growth and learning, that is playful and challenging, that encourages creativity, risk-taking and taking responsibility for ourselves and our community. We are a place dedicated to the nurturing of young children in a safe, positive atmosphere, one in which all children and their parents may grow, learn and feel good about themselves. Inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach As a natural outgrowth of our communal values and our beliefs in the capabilities of young children, we have had numerous learning encounters over the past decade with the innovative approach to early childhood education found in the public preschools of Reggio Emilia, a community in Northern Italy. Over time, we have become increasingly inspired by the methods, structures and philosophical underpinnings that give such stunning vitality and strength to the Reggio Approach. As a result, the influences of Reggio Emilia are seen more and more in our classroom environments and in our whole community's existence.

Today's the day to help us celebrate BHCP's 80th Birthday by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Al...
04/15/2020
Support Beverley Hills Church Preschool in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

Today's the day to help us celebrate BHCP's 80th Birthday by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Alexandria! Your donation will support the maintenance of our natural playground - a beautiful space the whole community can enjoy. Thank you in advance for supporting our school!

**Donations are now being accepted at the below link through the end of the day TODAY (April 15)**

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/beverley-hills-church-preschool

I’m ready to support Beverley Hills Church Preschool on April 15, 2020 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Beverley Hills Church Preschool and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

As we celebrate our 80th Birthday, help BHCP by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Alexandria. You...
04/14/2020
Support Beverley Hills Church Preschool in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

As we celebrate our 80th Birthday, help BHCP by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Alexandria. Your donation will support the maintenance of our beautiful natural playground, a magical play space for students, church families and the community. Thank you in advance for supporting our school!

--Donations are now being accepted at the below link--

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/beverley-hills-church-preschool

I’m ready to support Beverley Hills Church Preschool on April 15, 2020 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Beverley Hills Church Preschool and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

On April 15, help BHCP by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Alexandria. Your donation will suppor...
04/10/2020
Support Beverley Hills Church Preschool in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

On April 15, help BHCP by contributing to Spring2ACTion, a day of online giving in Alexandria. Your donation will support the maintenance of our beautiful natural playground, a magical play space for students, church families and the community. This year, we celebrate BHCP's 80th Birthday, so let's make it one to remember! Thank you in advance for supporting our school.

PS: Early donations are already being accepted!

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/beverley-hills-church-preschool

I’m ready to support Beverley Hills Church Preschool on April 15, 2020 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Beverley Hills Church Preschool and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

Have you voted for our tree yet? There's still time! Cast your vote here! Tree #9. https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e...
12/12/2019
2019 Del Ray Tree Decorating Contest

Have you voted for our tree yet? There's still time! Cast your vote here! Tree #9. https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLScPPBxbO9pLm4KrfO1fKqHECN-6P7al2KYeyzWa0daO15iqWw/formResponse

Thank you in advance for voting in the 2019 Del Ray Tree Decorating Contest! The winning nonprofit will receive a $500 donation from the Del Ray Business Association. PLEASE NOTE: Limit one vote per person during the contest -- Santa is watching, and will delete multiple entries. Thank you!

Have you seen the trees on Mt. Vernon Ave? Local non-profits have been assigned a tree to decorate for the chance to win...
12/10/2019

Have you seen the trees on Mt. Vernon Ave? Local non-profits have been assigned a tree to decorate for the chance to win $500. All we need is your vote! Please click the link below to vote for our tree, #9! The children worked VERY hard on the ornaments, and decorating the tree on Sunday.

-By voting, you will not be placed on a mailing list.

-Friends and families do not need to be local to vote.

-You may share the link to get others to vote!

We appreciate your help!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPPBxbO9pLm4KrfO1fKqHECN-6P7al2KYeyzWa0daO15iqWw/viewform

We are hosting 2 Educator's Encounter Days. Are you an educator who is interested in learning more? Do you know an educa...
10/21/2019

We are hosting 2 Educator's Encounter Days. Are you an educator who is interested in learning more? Do you know an educator who would like to visit our school? Please share this flier or contact our office!

Let’s show everyone that the Alexandria community is full of generosity! On April 10th, help BHCP celebrate #Spring2ACTi...
04/09/2019
Support Beverley Hills Church Preschool in #Spring2ACTion!

Let’s show everyone that the Alexandria community is full of generosity! On April 10th, help BHCP celebrate #Spring2ACTion and raise funds for our beautiful natural playground--it's a resource the whole community can enjoy!

I’m ready to support Beverley Hills Church Preschool on April 10, 2019 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Beverley Hills Church Preschool and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

The Green Class has been studying butterflies this year. Here, you can see how a friend has shown 3 different ways to po...
03/26/2019

The Green Class has been studying butterflies this year. Here, you can see how a friend has shown 3 different ways to portray a butterfly in art. They used paint on paper, made a model with clay, and used wire.

There are so many different ways to create art, and to represent things in nature! Using clay and wire helps the children use their fine motor skills as they manipulate the materials.

It may a dreary and rainy outside today, but this summer, it will be sunny and warm! We are still accepting applications...
03/21/2019

It may a dreary and rainy outside today, but this summer, it will be sunny and warm! We are still accepting applications for our Summer Camp. Submit yours today to ensure a spot.

Registration is still open for our Educator Encounter Days. We are accepting registrations for our March 20th date throu...
03/18/2019

Registration is still open for our Educator Encounter Days. We are accepting registrations for our March 20th date through tomorrow, and our April date through April 23rd. Please contact the office for any questions. We would love to see you!

Beverley Hills Church Preschool
03/12/2019

Beverley Hills Church Preschool

BHCP has several openings in two of our classes. We are accepting applications for our Yellow & Green Classes. Please re...
03/12/2019

BHCP has several openings in two of our classes. We are accepting applications for our Yellow & Green Classes. Please reach out to our membership committee at [email protected] for more details.

Calling all educators! BHCP is hosting 2 Encounter Days. Come visit our school and to see Reggio in action!
03/11/2019

Calling all educators! BHCP is hosting 2 Encounter Days. Come visit our school and to see Reggio in action!

Very excited for tomorrow's 75th Anniversary Celebration.  Please join us at 3 pm, and don't forget to pick up your t-sh...
05/16/2015

Very excited for tomorrow's 75th Anniversary Celebration. Please join us at 3 pm, and don't forget to pick up your t-shirts!

Sharing the space with some of our neighbors
04/22/2015

Sharing the space with some of our neighbors

Spring flowers in the BHCP hallways.
04/22/2015

Spring flowers in the BHCP hallways.

BHCP teachers from the 70's and 80's, Vera Mitchelland Millie Miller.  Thanks to Sissy Walker for sending in the photo!
04/20/2015

BHCP teachers from the 70's and 80's, Vera Mitchell
and Millie Miller. Thanks to Sissy Walker for sending in the photo!

Spring is here, and the warm weather is bringing everyone to the playground for playing and lunch!  One of the great fea...
04/17/2015

Spring is here, and the warm weather is bringing everyone to the playground for playing and lunch! One of the great features of the playground is the way it used by parents and neighbors as a gathering space for friendship, support and community. Help keep the playground in its best shape!

spring2action.razoo.com/story/Bhcp

Beverley Hills Church Preschool - 75th Anniversary
04/17/2015

Beverley Hills Church Preschool - 75th Anniversary

Some more old photos of BHCP including one of the May Pole!

Beverley Hills Church Preschool - 75th Anniversary
04/16/2015

Beverley Hills Church Preschool - 75th Anniversary

What if we all gave on one day? We can! On Wednesday, April 22nd, our community will come together for 24 hours of giving to support the amazing work of Alexandria charities through Spring2ACTion.

In the past two years, Spring2ACTion has helped BHCP raise over $10,000, but we can only do it with your support! This year, in honor of the school's 75th Anniversary, all funds raised on April 22 will go towards establishing a Playground Maintenance Endowment Fund.

Every donation you make gives BHCP a chance to win up to $40,000 in grants and prizes. Help us raise awareness and funds for our school. If you love BHCP, please show your support by sharing this post and making a donation online at:

http://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Bhcp

THANK YOU!!

Are you still trying to find the perfect camp for your preschooler this summer?http://bhcpnet.org/bhcp-summer-campThere ...
05/27/2014
Summer Camp | Beverley Hills Church Preschool

Are you still trying to find the perfect camp for your preschooler this summer?
http://bhcpnet.org/bhcp-summer-camp

There are openings in the middle class for session 1 (Fairies and Dragons: June 23-July 3).
And a single opening in the oldest class for session 3 (Nature Explores July 21-August 1).
Contact [email protected] to secure your spot today!

Campers will enjoy BHCP’s new natural playground. Indoor time activities in air-conditioned classrooms include music, reading, and the opportunity to work and play with a variety of high-quality materials.

The Playground Committee is auctioning off pieces of Beverley Hills Church Preschool's old Castle playground. Bid on and...
05/12/2014
BHCP's Castle Playground Pieces

The Playground Committee is auctioning off pieces of Beverley Hills Church Preschool's old Castle playground. Bid on and win a piece of BHCP history your children and grandchildren will love! Click here to view the online auction:
http://www.32auctions.com/bhcp

Silent auction 'BHCP's Castle Playground Pieces' hosted online at 32auctions.

Photo Highlights of Our New Playground! Construction is still underway, but you can check out our progress here: https:/...
04/24/2014

Photo Highlights of Our New Playground! Construction is still underway, but you can check out our progress here:
[email protected]/sets/72157644237735024/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157644237735024/

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo
04/13/2014

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo

04/03/2014

WE NEED STICKS!
In order to make the playground's tree deck look more natural the builders would like to alternate traditional square pickets with dead tree branches.

Please email Jenny Ware at [email protected] if you have any 1-3 inch diameter X 3-4 foot long dead tree branches. We will need 40-50 of them soon! Thank you in advance for anything you can provide.

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo
01/10/2014

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo

It's Happening!The news we have all been waiting for - the Natural Playgrounds Company is coming to BHCP and beginning p...
11/15/2013

It's Happening!

The news we have all been waiting for - the Natural Playgrounds Company is coming to BHCP and beginning preliminary site work this week! By Thursday the construction manager will arrive to do some prep work on site and with the City. A few days later the construction crew will arrive to begin their preliminary work (around November 22). During this phase of work, certain areas of the playground will be marked off in order for the contractor to prepare the site. Please be respectful of their work areas and tell your children to do the same. We will be able to use much of the playground until the Thanksgiving break. The playground will be closed starting December 1 for the remainder of the project, which will run approximately seven weeks long. Thank you in advance for your patience and support!

11/07/2013

“I drew a spider web because I always see spider webs on the noisy bridge. I hope there could be a noisy bridge and a maybe a boat to play in. But I know I would like the tunnel.” -Green Class Conversations about the Playground

Storage Trees
11/04/2013

Storage Trees

11/02/2013

“I’m really sad that the playground is coming down. I have so many things I do here. I will miss my singing log if it is not here. I think I will miss the tires the most. I can rest there. And I like to jump down from the top tires and land in a bottom tire. And I always say “Ow!” That’s funny. These are my memories.”
–Green Class playground Memories (more to come!)

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo
11/01/2013

Beverley Hills Church Preschool's cover photo

Beverley Hills “Castle Park” Playground Construction to Begin First Weeks of November! After countless hours of visualiz...
10/31/2013
Natural Playground | Beverley Hills Church Preschool

Beverley Hills “Castle Park” Playground Construction to Begin First Weeks of November! After countless hours of visualizing, planning, and organizing, we are excited to announce the construction on the playground will begin in early November. We anticipate the construction to last 6-8 weeks and appreciate the communities’ patience during this time. The new natural playground will replace the aging castle and provide a naturally stimulating playscape for the children of our community to enjoy and thrive in. It is truly a very exciting time! For additional information on the natural playground’s progress, community builds, and specific elements, please visit http://bhcpnet.org/playground.

We all love the “Castle Park” which was built by the community in 1984, but it is at the end of its useful life and we are going to replace it with something even more phenomenal. Our new naturalized play space will contain features sure to delight and inspire children and families for years to come...

Address

3512 Old Dominion Blvd
Alexandria, VA
22305

General information

Beverley Hills Church Preschool Educational Philosophy Beverley Hills Church Preschool values the growth and development of its children, families and educational staff. As a cooperative preschool BHCP works to foster a community that benefits all. Children are provided a unique preschool experience in which the staff - in collaboration with their parents - is dedicated to guiding them towards achieving their fullest potential socially, intellectually, physically and morally. Parents experience a supportive environment where their involvement is encouraged and they can participate in the processes of education as well as experience growth in their understanding of their child and the job of parenting. Teachers teach by learning, and are rewarded with a rich and stimulating workplace that values them as learners in their own right with a personal vision for excellence in their teaching practice.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00
Thursday 08:30 - 14:00
Friday 08:30 - 14:00

Telephone

(703) 549-7441

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