Riverbend Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, Virginia

John Callow,

Department Resources

Riverbend Park Forest Preschool

Preschool Registration is Now Open!

Riverbend Forest Preschool logo

Riverbend Forest Preschool Open House
Attending an open house is a requirement for potential enrollment

The Riverbend Park Forest Preschool is designed for children 3-5 years old.

Class hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parents can enroll their children for two (Tuesday/Thursday), three (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or five-day per week sessions.

Play. Get Dirty. Learn.

Play, Learn, Get Dirty Outdoors

Play and learning outdoors in all weather, getting dirty, and immersing yourself in the outdoors:

Our school days are spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold. Our students need come to school prepared for all of the elements. Rain, mud, and weather can provide exciting and happy experiences for our kids. Children will get dirty, touch bugs, and experience nature. We ask families to support our classroom by dressing children appropriately for the weather. Kids may go home tired, messy, and happy!

Growth mindset and play-based learning

A willingness to confront challenges, a passion for learning, and viewing failure as a springboard for growth are characteristics associated with a growth mindset. We strive to instill a growth mindset in our preschoolers. Children are naturally curious, and our curriculum will evolve naturally with their interests. Our teachings follow nature and how it changes throughout the year. Our program is a balance of teacher-directed and child-directed activities. Teacher-directed activities include letters, numbers, drawing, and nature explorations. Child-directed activities focus on the experiences in nature and the natural curiosities of a preschooler. Our goal is to instill in the children a lifetime love of learning.

Riverbend Park Preschool Enrollment Fee

Ages One child/Siblings Fee
3-5 yrs.

One child


3-5 yrs.




Riverbend Park Preschool Options
(2022-2023 School Year)

Ages Days Times Monthly Fee
3-5 yrs.


9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $305

3-5 yrs.


9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


3-5 yrs.


9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.




Children must be 3 years old by the start of pre-K.

They must be potty-trained.

Please speak with Riverbend staff before registering if your child has any severe allergies.

Attending an open house is a requirement for potential enrollment. To register for the next open house, please follow this link FairfaxFCPA - Programs And Special Events (usedirect.com) and select "Riverbend Forest Preschool Open House

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