VPC Preschool is a safe and secure environment for each child. The preschool is a locked facility while children are in the building. All staff, including substitute teachers, are carefully screened and supervised, including a federal background check according to Vienna Presbyterian Church’s Child Protection Policy. In addition, our facilities are inspected annually by the Fairfax County Fire Department and the Virginia Department of Health. We conduct monthly fire drills and regular lock-down drills so that we may be prepared in the event of an actual emergency. All staff are also trained in our missing child procedure.
Each class is led by a team consisting of a teacher with at least a four-year degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) and an adult teaching assistant. Teachers and assistant teachers are trained in First Aid, CPR, PMAT (epi-pens) and SafeTouch (sex abuse recognition).
VPCP strives to be a nut-free facility and welcomes children with severe allergies and epipens.