Beach Day School
(757) 428-6332
300 36th St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Director: Betsy Leonard
Assistant Director: Dawn Figuerra

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Phone: (757) 428-6332
Beach Day School
300 36th St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Our Philosophy

We are a developmental preschool, which means that we recognize that rates of development and learning vary from child to child. We know that each child is unique and comes to us with a variety of interests and skills.  Our joy is watching each child blossom at his or her own rate!

Past and current research from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) supports the importance of both play (child-guided activities) and direct instruction (teacher-guided activities) in learning.  Play allows children to explore the world and environment around them, and facilitates creativity, problem solving, language development, cognition and social skills.  Direct instruction is just what it sounds like — teachers teaching concepts directly through interactive small and large group experiences.  We want children to be knowledgeable about facts AND to be creative and good problem-solvers.  That is why incorporating both child-guided and teacher-guided experiences are vital to children’s development and learning.

We look forward to meeting with you, and/or answering any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us via email, phone or in person. 
Our contact information is as follows:

Phone: 757-428-6332
Address: 300 36th St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Director: Dawn Finguerra
Curriculum Coordinator: Elizabeth Weston

Ages & Classes

We serve children ages 2 to 6.
​Classes range from preschool to Pre-K to a full-day kindergarten.