JAMES L. & JULIETTE
8543 Forest Place, Alexandria, VA 22309
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Enrolling children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age in our full-day, year-round program, our academy offers a warm and educational environment for your child to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Discover our unique, proven approach to early childhood education offering:
Nationally recognized, research-based Creative Curriculum to nurture each child emphasizing hands-on, play-based activities led by his or her own inquiry;
Caring and highly qualified teachers, aides, and administrators that meet rigorous education and experience requirements;
Excellent, secure facilities with bright and inviting classrooms, a technology lab, and a beautiful outdoor play area;
Parental engagement through an active Parent Council and open communication with teachers, the academy principal, and Hopkins House leadership;
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mrs. Hughes joined the Hopkins House staff in 2017. She has a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and over 15 years in the early care and education field, holding various positions such as Head Start teacher, preschool education coordinator, and program director. Mrs. Hughes is a resident of Virginia
William "Derek" Vanover
Mr. Vanover joined the Hopkins House faculty in 2014. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Elementary Education and over 17 years of experience in early childhood education. Mr. Vanover is a resident of Virginia.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR ACADEMY
"McNeil Preschool has been like a second family to my daughter and I. She has been there since she was 6 weeks old and I have seen her progress tremendously. Now that she is almost four years old she is able to count in English and Spanish, write her ABCs in upper and lowercase, write her first and last name, and has an excellent vocabulary. She also participates in a soccer program available at the school. I owe so much credit to the teachers and staff at McNeil Preschool, as they have an overwhelming passion for teaching and hearts full of love and care for all the children. It is so comforting when I leave my daughter each day to know that she is in a safe and loving environment."
— Katrina M.