Katydid Preschool Programs

2022 – 2023 School Year:  Space still available for your child!  Get details – Enroll Today! 

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2023 – 2024 School Year: Registrations for the Fall 2023 schoolyear will be accepted beginning in January 2023.  New registration forms will be posted on our website by mid-January. 

Preschool classes for the 2023 – 2024 schoolyear begin the Monday after Labor Day.   To register, please click the registration information link below.

Preschool Registration Info

Farm School is the name of our preschool program, and it is designed for children who are 3, 4, or 5 years of age. Katydid’s Farm School is a preschool program established to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow emotionally, socially and intellectually through developmentally appropriate experiences.

Our philosophy at Farm School is learning through play. We believe that play is an effective method of learning and develops self-confidence. Children will get a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of a working farm in a safe, enjoyable atmosphere. They will have the opportunity to observe the farm and its natural surroundings while enhancing their fine and gross motor skills.

For the Fall 2023 classes at Farm School, all classes will meet for 3 hours and 15 minutes. The youngest, 3-year-olds, must be three by October 31st of the year enrolled and must be potty trained to attend.  Depending on the child’s age, class options include two, three, or four days per week.

Preschool Registration Info

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Farm School preschool classes are held in the historic Floris Schoolhouse at Frying Pan Park/Kidwell Farm (2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171).

Our school is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Kate Plummer is the owner of Katydid, Inc. Our Preschool Director is Judi Edmondson. We work closely with local schools to stay current with preschool initiatives and kindergarten readiness. Other organizational affiliations include Child Find, Family Compass, and the Fairfax County Office for Children. Click here for more information about our licensing.

We follow the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) calendar for holidays and teacher work days, and use FCPS inclement weather decisions as a guide for our inclement weather policy.