Mrs. Vernetta Brown
Manassas Baptist Preschool Director
Vernetta Brown, the Director of Manassas Baptist Preschool, is excited to introduce a Christ- based early childhood program to our young children of Manassas, Virginia. The majority of her vocational experience has been in leadership positions establishing and overseeing 18 licensed child care centers, all at the same time, in Southeast Queens, New York, licensed for over 700 children. This experience prompted her to have over 120 employees at any one time. As being a mother of six and a grandmother of two her life's work has not only been in early childhood education but also in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Vernetta serves as a pastor and a founder of an online prayer ministry. Overall, Vernetta believes that an individual must be introduced to Biblical foundational truths as children, and what better way but to have them incorporated in a daily early childhood curriculum. Her mantra is that little ones must learn to love God, love themselves, love each other; and then love to learn!!! Learning new concepts is exciting, thrilling and motivating, however, only when presented in an engaging, intriguing manner. This is the atmosphere that will be provided , undergirded with a foundation of love, patience and prayerful guidance at Manassas Baptist Preschool.
Vernetta says " Come, trust your child in our care! We will treat your child like our own.!! They will quickly learn the academic basics which will launch them into a lifetime of excellence, a sound sense of self-worth and noteworthy accomplishments!! God bless you and we hope to see you soon!! I pray that our school is an answer to your prayers!!"
Manassas Baptist Preschool Assistant
Karina and her husband, Wayne, along with their 2 sons, Kurtis and Kody, have been attending Manassas Baptist Church since 2013. She has been a Sunday school teacher for the teenage girl's class since joining the church. In January 2022, she began teaching the kindergarteners/first graders on Sundays. For 9 years at her previous church, she taught elementary school children Sunday school. Karina also homeschooled her children from kindergarten through high school. Every summer, the Chan family leads two MBC mission teams to New York to share the gospel with Chinese children in the Brooklyn area. Karina loves to work with children and would like to “train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it - Prov 22:6.” Karina received her bachelor's degree in computer science in 1992 and her master's degree in computer science in 2000.
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Call: 703-361-2146 x800
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Manassas Baptist Preschool
8730 Sudley Rd.
Manassas, VA 20110
703-361-2146 ext. 800
Mrs. Vernetta Brown (Preschool Director)
Ms. Karina Chan (Preschool Assistant)
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Current Preschool Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 10 am- 3 pm
Touching Hearts and Minds for Tomorrow
Our program is based on the developmentally appropriate practice position of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and encompasses learning and engagement that are important to children’s school readiness. Self-regulation, literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional and language development are areas included that reflect the latest research and recommendations of early childhood experts.
MBP incorporates Biblically integrated themes about God’s world and how we live in it. Activities which embrace physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual development are included under each theme topic. The themes are designed to help lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, Church, self, others, and the natural world. Teachers create lesson plans for individual, small group, and large group activities. Lessons and activities incorporate and develop fine and gross motor skills.
Our program for 2-year-old students provides a first separation and socialization experience for the children. The curriculum emphasizes play with developmentally appropriate toys and activities. It also includes a first introduction to letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and the world around us.
Our program for 3-year-old students develops visual and auditory discrimination as a foundation for more structured learning situations. We encourage self-expression in music, art, and speech development. Learning to respect the rights of others, sharing, and accepting responsibilities of one’s own behavior are goals of our program. In addition, each child is introduced to the phonetic sound of letters and encouraged to visually recognize them.
Our program for 4-year-old students continues developmentally appropriate practices in preparation for kindergarten. Social skills are an important focus. Your child will work on talking through big feelings and resolving conflicts with words. Shapes, numbers, letters, and phonics are taught in a fun and exciting way. The class structure allows for the development of the whole child. Expressive writing and drawing on lined and unlined paper are encouraged as a way of helping children develop the proper writing techniques.
Specialties of Manassas Baptist Preschool
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum approved by VDOE with the incorporation of Biblical-integrated concepts
- Classes have a small teacher-to-student ratio, so each child receives personalized attention.
- Secured facility with large, well-equipped classrooms
- Professional Staff: One teacher and an assistant teacher for each class, in addition to aides and an administrator present in the building during school hours
- Teachers who not only love what they do but love the children and their families
- Regularly scheduled chapel for our students
- Large and secured playground
- Large indoor play facilities for inclement weather
- Christmas and Spring Christian Programs
What Makes Our Preschool Different?
Manassas Baptist Preschool (MBP) is a ministry of Manassas Baptist Church. Regularly, our preschool worships in our chapel where the children meet different members of our ministry team who share songs and Bible stories. From time to time, church members involved in international mission trips or who serve as missionaries share their experiences with our children.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We believe God loves people from all countries and ethnic backgrounds. On any given Sunday, our church services have many diverse groups worshiping together as the body of Christ. Our preschoolers have the opportunity to meet various church members who were born in another country and learn about that country’s cultural heritage. These guest speakers share items such as flags, musical instruments, and photos. They talk with the children about the Christian church in their country. They teach either a song or a game from their country, also. As a follow-up to these enrichment experiences, teachers show the country’s location on the map, and discuss its weather, language, and other exciting details. Depending upon the age of the children, this information may be charted on a poster for the class and community to see.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
MBP follows CDC guidelines and all health regulations from the Virginia Department of Health. MBP is a nut free campus. A healthy (nut-free) snack is provided daily; monthly menus are posted online. Students are expected to bring their own healthy lunch if staying for extended hours after noon preschool dismissal. Throughout the day, students will be provided multiple opportunities to consume water in lieu of sweet drinks. We help our preschoolers prepare for kindergarten with routines and the practice of healthy behaviors.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
I Corinthians 6: 19
Love for Learning
Manassas Baptist preschoolers have successfully transitioned to schools all over our area since 1972. MBP classes have a small teacher to pupil ratio, so each child receives personalized attention. We also provide additional resources to families and continuous training for our teachers, so they are updated on state requirements and early childhood best practices that are evidence-based. MBP has an excellent reputation for making children’s first experience in school a positive one.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.