Creative Preschoolers Programs

Preschool Exercise

Preschool programs are designed to provide children ages 3-5 with their first social group experience outside the home. Emphasis is placed on experiencing age-appropriate recreation activities, being part of a group, cooperating, listening, sharing, developing play and movement skills, and discovering nature.

The Creative Preschoolers Program offers full-day and half-day programs. The half-day programs are a nine-month program, running from September to May. Half-day hours are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;  Full day programs are a twelve-month program (beginning Fall 2022), running September to August. Full-day hours are 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Gunston and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with optional extended hours from 3 - 6 p.m. at Lubber Run. 

Creative Preschoolers Programs are offered at five convenient Arlington locations

Half-Day Programs:

Full-Day Programs:

More Information:

Important Dates to Remember

Half-Day Program Registration (opens at 10 am):

Season Current Families All Families Out-of-County Season Start Season End
2021-2022 April 20, 2021 April 27, 2021 May 4, 2021 Sept. 7, 2021 May 27, 2022
2022-2023 March 29, 2022 April 5, 2022 April 12, 2022 Sept 6, 2022 May 26, 2023


Full-Day Program Registration (opens at 10 am):

Season Current Families All Families Out-of-County Season Start Season End
2022-2023 April 26, 2022 May 3, 2022 May 10, 2022 Sept 6, 2022 August 25, 2023


Click here for Tuition Information


  • Register here.  You’ll need your WebTrac login information, program number and credit card (we accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover). A 2.5% fee is charged by our credit card processor. Customers using credit cards pay the convenience fee directly to the credit card processor. Arlington County does not receive any portion of the fee. Learn how to avoid the fee.
  • For your convenience, annual tuition is divided into equal payments.  First payment is due at time of registration. Learn more.
  • If you don’t have an account with us, create one at Click “Create Account” in the Login/Register box in the top left corner.
  • Registration opens at 10 a.m.
  • Parents of all new children (including new siblings) must complete and submit all new-child paperwork by Aug. 29. 
  • Paperwork needed for your child to attend preschools is here.
  • Log into your account and submit your paperwork here.

Registration Prioritization

Enrollment is first come first serve. Placement will be determined using the following priorities:

Priority 1 – Current children enrolling in the same class at same program location

Priority 2 – Current children moving to another class at same program location

                  Current children moving from Gunston (for 2022-23 program only)

Priority 3 – Siblings of current children enrolled at same program location

Priority 4 – Current children moving program locations

Priority 5 – Siblings of current children moving program locations

Access for All

Access for all

Creative Preschooler Programs, like more Park & Recreation programs and classes, are at a price you can afford! Our fee reduction program helps Everyone, Everywhere, Every Day! Access for All. Whether you have a short-term set back or something longer term. Details here. For your convenience, program tuition is divided into ten equal payments.  First payment is due at time of registration. Learn more.

Additionally, we can put modifications in place to promote an enjoyable and successful program experience for participants of all abilities. Details here.


  • The program fees are not based on attendance.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing to the Administrative Services office two weeks prior to the last day and are subject to a $20 administrative fee per session.
  • Cancellations can be made at The cost per day will be divided based on the number of days of service.
  • Please note that all cancellations are processed by Administrative Services staff only, not through program staff.


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