Open Door Learning Center is a preschool located on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, Virginia. We have all-day and half-day preschool openings for children 2 years old until 7 years old. Our daily schedule offers a wide variety of activities including: learning exploration centers, fine motor skill development, interactive music activities, social skills building, library time, outside play and a whole lot more!
Teaching practices at the school are derived primarily from applied behavior analysis (ABA) and include positive reinforcement, direct instruction, continuous measurement of learning, and strategic data analysis based on graphic displays. We offer a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each preschool child, focusing on building each child’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills. Our various teaching methods include hands-on natural environment teaching, traditional classroom instruction, and individualized instruction.
Our goal is for each preschool student to master all developmental milestones and/or mastery of our Starfall Standards prior to preschool graduation and entering our or a county kindergarten program. Mastering the learning blocks skills, will ensure that our students have what’s necessary to thrive in a mainstream Kindergarten environment. Our program offers students the unique opportunity to learn behavioral, social and pre-academic skills in a natural environment (play-based) setting through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. At Open Door Learning Center, we individualize each child’s educational experience so that EVERY child can succeed!
We are an intentionally inclusive preschool for kids with and without disabilities. Our innovative approach, small group teaching and reduced ratios, and our passion to help children of all abilities exceed in everything they do, are what make our school so unique.
Since our opening in 2010, Open Door Learning Center has achieved many milestones including being recognized by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission as a nationally accredited AdvancED Virginia School. Our strong, campus-wide mission, competitive rates, low teacher to student ratios, established reputation and consistent referrals, continually attracts all-ability families and their children to our intentionally inclusive preschool and summer social skills program. We also provide outreach services (including workshops, observations and consultations) to preschools seeking our expertise in an effort to include students with developmental differences and behavior challenges, creating an inclusive environment.