Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is Lexington Friends Preschool?
Lexington Friends Preschool (LFP) guides children to develop active and creative minds, to gain an understanding of compassion for others, and appreciate their connection to the world around them.
LFP offers a secular curriculum and is an independently incorporated non-profit governed by its own board. We are proud of our relationship with Lexington Friends Meeting (Quakers). The shared values gained from this association will help guide us in our business practices and our work with children; however, we are not a religious school. We will endeavor to create a community of equality, integrity, patience, simplicity, and good stewardship. This work is very much grounded by Friends’ values and the philosophy of Maria Montessori.
What is your curriculum?
LFP offers a child-centered, hands-on learning environment where children guide their learning experience. Our program is inspired by the philosophy and curriculum of Maria Montessori, play, and project-based learning. The classroom environment is carefully prepared to inspire creativity and curiosity.
What to expect:
- Multicultural celebrations
- Outdoor learning
- Hands-on lessons in Language, Math, Science and Geography
- Music and Movement
- Nutrition and Wellness lessons
- Service Projects
- Lots and lots of Art
What type of programming do you offer?
We offer a five day a week Toddler program for children two years old and a mixed age classroom for children 3-6 years old. Part Day, Full Day and afterschool options are available. We are committed to providing high quality programming the entire day.
What does my child need to begin school?
- Change of clothes
- Outside boots
- Rain gear
- Snow bibs, waterproof mittens, winter coat, winter hat (winter)
- Healthy lunch sent in a reusable container (milk will be provided at lunch)
- Water bottle or reusable cup (for outdoor play)
- Afternoon snack (if your child is enrolled in Full Day program)
- Back pack or canvas bag
*A small school supply list will be sent before school begins
How Can I Volunteer?
Parents and families are encouraged to visit the school to observe and to volunteer. This is how our school community will become strong and supportive. Parents who would like to volunteer their time to read or help with special projects must complete a background check before working with children. There will also be a number of events outside the school day, such as the Fall Festival or fundraising events, where we will call on parent volunteers.