About Us

About US

Alpha-Bet Preschool offers a cooperative hybrid model. Our school is owned and operated by the parents and staff who have experience in early childhood development.

The cooperative model recognizes that parents are a child’s primary educator, this is why parents get to participate on a rotating basis in their child’s classroom as assistants. In 2017, Alpha-Bet moved to a hybrid model that allows those families unable to assist in the classroom to still benefit from the small class sizes and community environment that Alpha-Bet provides by opting out of acting as a teacher’s assistant. Don’t worry there is still opportunity to act as Board Members or participate in special school events.  

We are a half-day program with classes meeting weekdays from 9:30am-12:30pm with optional extended hours until 2:00pm, our classes are for three- and four-year old’s, based upon their age as of September 30th. 

Alpha-Bet Preschool is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The standards for licensed child day centers address health precautions, safety of all children, the ratio of children per staff member, equipment, program, and record keeping.  Fingerprint background checks through the FBI and Virginia State Police, as well as a search of the Child Protective Services registry, barrier crimes check in multiple states (if applicable), and a Sworn Statement of Affirmation are all a part of the background check process for all staff members, Board members, and cooperative volunteers at Alpha-Bet Preschool per VDOE Licensing Standards. All documentation is kept on file in the Alpha-Bet office.

While Alpha-Bet is a non-sectarian (non-religious) preschool, we are housed in and partner with the Manassas Church of the Brethren (MCoB).

What makes us stand out?

  • List item - 0 | 55+ years of continuous operation

    55+ years of continuous operation

  • List item - 1 | Low student-to-adult ratios

    Low student-to-adult ratios

  • List item - 2 | Parental involvement in daily school activities

    Parental involvement in daily school activities

  • List item - 3 | Qualified teachers

    Qualified teachers

  • List item - 4 | Background checks for all volunteers and staff

    Background checks for all volunteers and staff

And more..

  • Gymnasium, playground, forest reading nook, edible garden & outdoor classroom spaces.

  • Field trips and special events

  • Social skills and developmental milestones met through play-based curriculum

  • Developmentally-appropriate academics

  • Competitive tuition rates

  • Secular and non-sectarian programming

What makes us stand out?


  • List item - 0 | Recognition
  • List item - 1 | Recognition
  • List item - 2 | Recognition
  • List item - 3 | Recognition