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Southview Preschool

Helping children learn for over 30 years

About Us

Southview Preschool is a ministry of Southview United Methodist Church. ( )

The preschool was established in 1979 to serve church members and the surrounding community.

The preschool is governed by the Southview Preschool Board which includes members of the Southview United Methodist Church, the pastor, the youth director, past preschool parents, current preschool parent, public school teachers, and the preschool director.

We accept children of all religions. However, we do teach from a Christian perspective.  We tell bible stories, pray, learn and sing about God and Jesus. Chapel is held weekly with Rev. Warren Carswell,  pastor of Southview United Methodist Church.

OUR STAFF:                   Mary Boyer                 Director/Teacher 

                                    Amy Lambert              Teacher

                                    Emily Stump               Teacher/Aide

                                    Sarah Brandow            Aide

                                    Erica McKee                Aide


Our Day

The preschool is in session from September to May, and follows the Roanoke County School calendar for holidays, snow days, etc.  School hours are from 9 AM to 12 PM. Two days a week, we offer 'Lunch Bunch'.  You may pay $5, pack your child's lunch, and pick your child up an hour later-at 1 PM.

Your child will have many great learning experiences while here, some of which are listed below:

 LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES (Conversations, Thought provoking questions, cooperative stories, rhyming, chants, finger-plays, stories, show and tell, worksheets)


MUSIC (Singing, games, movement/dance)

SOCIAL LEARNING (Sharing, manners, making friends)

MANIPULATIVES (Puzzles, beads, counters, small blocks)

DRAMATIC PLAY (Pretending)

GROUP TIME (Calendar, weather, mailbox, games, stories)

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES (Bible stories, songs, prayers, chapel)

ART (Creating, painting, drawing, gluing, cutting, lacing)

BLOCKS (Construction, building, learning teamwork)


For the Children.

ALMIGHTY God, heavenly Father, who hast blessed us with the joy and care of children; Give us light and strength so to train them, that they may love whatsoever things are true and pure and lovely and of good report, following the example of their Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.



   SCHOOL TOURS During the school year, you may make an appointment to tour the preschool by calling the preschool at 362-1767 ext.105.   Arrangements will then be made for a tour. Please leave your name, phone number, and class in which you are interested.  Tours will be scheduled from between 9:30AM to 11:30AM.  You may also schedule an appointment for after school from 12:30PM.  We will work with your schedule as much as possible. 






Lunch Bunch, Car Drop Off & Pick Up, Music, Weekly Chapel, Field Trips, Multiple Child Discount, Referral Discounts, and more!


Southview Preschool                            [email protected]

(540)362-1767 ext.105

Southview United Methodist Church


Our Philosophy

Play is the work of children, and through the serious business of play, children learn best.

Young children are curious and eager to learn.

Young children learn best when engaging in "hands-on" activities.

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Your imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.  Charles F. Kettering

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.  Dr. Seuss

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.  Dr. Seuss

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. ~Henry Ford

 Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!  Dr. Seuss

Learning never exhausts the mind.   Leonardo da Vinci


 I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  Pablo Picasso

  Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr.Seuss