2021 – 2022 School Year: Now Enrolling!
Preschool classes for the 2021 – 2022 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.
Morning classes at Farm School meet from 9:00 to 11:45 AM. Afternoon classes meet from 12:30 to 3:15 PM. Children should be three by October 15 of the year enrolled and must be potty trained to attend. Class options include two, three, or four days per week. We also offer DISCOVERY TIME/STEAM classes for 4-year old and Pre-K students which allow students to attend an additional half day. NOTE: Due to COVID, STEAM classes are not being offered initially for the Fall 2021 preschool year. Should guidance change, STEAM classes may be offered later in the schoolyear.Preschool Registration Info
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 Social Services (VDSS). 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, Allergy Network, VAECE (Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young 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.