Naples Preschool

Dear Parents,

Hello and Welcome! It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Windmill Creek Academy. Our mission is to develop strength of character and strong academic skills in our students. For over 25 years, the founders of Windmill Creek Academy and their families have been dedicated to the education of young children in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, and we are delighted to continue the tradition here in beautiful Naples, Florida. Our well-qualified, caring (and fingerprint/background screened) teachers guide and encourage our students on the path to academic excellence while celebrating each child’s creativity and unique gifts. Love, acceptance, and the joy of childhood guide our curriculum and philosophy - our goal is that Windmill Creek Academy “graduates” leave not only as great students but also as children of great character.

Currently, we are registering students for our full time 2017-18 VPK school year program as well as our classrooms serving infants through 4 year olds. Please call ASAP if you are interested in this program as our enrollment extremely limited and we can provide you with the details of the program. Feel free to schedule a tour so we can show you our newly created multi-media S.T.E.M. Lab for our older students to explore (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). It has 10 individual light pads for each student to explore, four sensory tables/bins, and each student wears a lab coat and goggles while working in the Lab to create a full immersion lab experience!

So many of our students enter through our school doors as infants and depart as five year olds -- ready to conquer Kindergarten! With so many of our students being a part of the "WCA Family" for nearly five years, this longevity underscores our quality teaching program, our beautiful learning campus and our dedicated teachers and staff. Moreover, we are at once proud and humbled that we have won "Best Child Care" SEVEN (7) years in a row! Not only do we bring academic excellence to your child's earliest learning experiences, we bring the joy of music! As I hold degrees in music from both Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University, I delight in sharing all types of music with your children during weekly music classes (included in our tuition). While I play the piano, the children sing, dance, and move to the music -- contributing to joy of expression and encouraging "whole brain" learning as music stimulates both the intellectual and creative sides of the brain ... plus it's just plain fun!

Our school serves children from the age of six weeks to five years of age and we are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our low student-to-teacher ratios encourage individual attention and our Reggio-Emilia inspired philosophy upholds our commitment to the tremendous respect we have for each and every child.

Again, please feel free to call for more information or to schedule a tour. I look forward to learning more about you and your child and what we can bring to your child’s creative and academic abilities!

Looking forward to meeting you,

Janine Connell

Founder & Director, Windmill Creek Academy