Emmanuel Episcopal Day School utilizes The Creative Curriculum program which aligns with our philosophy of learning through play in order to help our students to reach their age-appropriate milestones. Our children are given the opportunity to learn through hands-on, teacher-directed activities during daily center time. Research shows that preschool children learn best when they are exposed to these guided exploration opportunities in the areas of math, science, blocks, dramatic play, writing, library, technology and art. All of our teachers are required to complete ongoing professional development training in the areas of curriculum, cognitive and social-emotional development, safety, first aid, testing and documentation of a child’s progress. Emmanuel Episcopal Day School is a three-star rated preschool which submits to a voluntary rating process to ensure that our staff is consistently demonstrating the highest quality practices in Early Childhood Education through the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.