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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
An education should empower a child and help them make a positive contribution to our world.
At Pinnacle Academy, our Early Childhood Education program consists of a strong theoretical framework to deliver a high-quality education to young children. We emphasize appropriate teaching practices and expected learning outcomes for our students. Children may look like they are playing, but they are actually hard at work, learning various life skills in a hands-on way!
Each month, we focus on a different theme and highlight a specific concept each day. The day consists of stories, math, motor play, meaningful conversation, the integration of technology, and so much more! We take regular field trips, visit Oakton Library, and invite older students in to lend a learning hand – a unique aspect not offered at a standalone preschool.
Mrs. Aslan has been teaching Preschool since 2004 and joined Pinnacle Academy in 2011. She has several Early Childhood Education Certificates from George Mason University and holds CDA (Child Development Associate) Credentials since 2013. She is CPR/First Aid, and MAT certified. She studied ceramics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. She loves being around children and educating them.
Her main motto as a preschool teacher is; “Your students may forget what I say or do, but they won’t forget how you make them feel.” She has two gorgeous sons. Her elder son graduated from Pinnacle Academy and her youngest is in middle school. She has lived in Virginia since 2007
Pre-Kindergarten with Mrs. Grijalva
Mrs. Grijalva has 7 years of experience working with children from the ages of 3-12. She has been a lead teacher at a Montessori school for two years and a pre-kindergarten teacher for 3 years. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the library, shopping, and traveling. She is very excited to see new and old faces at Pinnacle Academy.