9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874

From the Director:director

Welcome to the St. Francis Crèche community!  We have an extraordinary preschool. I am so proud to be the Director of St. Francis Crèche.  We give tons of love and nurturing to young students and they in turn, give us tremendous joy! I have certainly been blessed to have the privilege of spending each working day with wonderful, young children.

My background is in marketing and business. I graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Business and Economics and from George Washington University with an M.B.A., with an emphasis in marketing. I began working in the early childhood education field in 1996 teaching mother's day out and preschool classes.  I became the Director of St. Francis Crèche in 2002.  The early childhood education field is continually changing and there is always something to learn, so we make a point of continuing our education with conferences, workshops and on-line courses and webinars often!

What makes us special? 

  • Experienced, nurturing, creative and enthusiastic teachers
  • Beautiful facility complete with an indoor romp around area, an Outdoor Classroom, a playground and a lovely, peaceful chapel
  • Focus on connecting children to the natural world especially through our Outdoor Classroom
  • Weekly chapel for all children led by our clergy on Wednesdays and Ms. Ruppe on Tuesdays
  • Integrated curriculum using Handwriting without Tears and the Get Set for School program
  • School-wide Christmas program, Christmas party and end-of-year picnic
  • Crèche Parent Organization which organizes family social events such as the Krop's Crops bonfire evening, educational speakers and school-wide outreach opportunities

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Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open for 2017-18

Tours are given daily!

May 25 - Last day of School

May 26 - 11 am - Chapel End of Year Service

May 26 - School-wide Picnic

May 31 - June 16 - Camp Creche

June 19 - 23 - Water & Nature Camp


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