Welcome to Simonsdale Presbyterian Preschool. Opened in 1971, the school has served as a ministry of Simonsdale Presbyterian church for more than 40 years. The preschool was modeled after the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond and the Child Study Center at Old Dominion University. Our program serves families with children 2½ to 4 years old regardless of race, creed or religion.
In 2010, Simonsdale Preschool was the first program in Hampton Roads to receive a 4 star rating by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Virginia Department of Social Services office of Early Childhood Development have partnered together to implement the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). We know that children in high quality early care settings are more successful in school and in life. The Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care programs. The VSQI assigns a quality rating of 1 to 5 stars, to each rated program. The star rating assists parents in finding quality programs for their children.