There’s a Place for you at St. Francis Creche!

The Creche is temporarily closed for in-class learning

Our Goal

As our outside sign says, “We welcome you!”   Our goal is to inspire a love of lifelong learning and provide engaging activities where children gain independence and a strong sense of self.   We view children as extremely capable individuals and strive to create classroom environments that are sensitive and nurturing to each child’s changing needs.  Students learn through exploring, creating, engaging and experiencing in an enriched environment scaffolded by experienced teachers.  We balance purposeful play with active, academic learning.

Located on six beautiful acres of woods and open spaces at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, VA.

We promote spiritual and Christian growth through participation in regular chapel services.

Our program is built on a strong foundation for learning and character development.

St. Francis Creche Preschool

We offer enriching educational experiences which facilitate









We implement a theme-based curriculum using literature, art and music to foster communication, creativity and problem-solving skills in developmentally appropriate ways.

Outdoor Classroom

Our new Outdoor Classroom is open for play! This is a place where children can explore nature, walk across stumps and build with natural blocks/tree cookies. Studies suggest that direct exposure to nature is essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development.

  • Explore nature
  • Walk across stumps
  • Balance along a log
  • Build with natural blocks/tree cookies
  • Explore
  • Create

The Outdoor Classroom is a place where children can immerse themselves in nature, observe insects, pretend play, and therefore improve their cooperation and problem-solving skills while having fun.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We love the Creche. It is a warm, caring and safe place. I am constantly amazed by the creative crafts and songs.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“So pleased! Our son has learned so much this year. The teachers are great and the classroom is wonderful and the whole staff is so friendly and you all clearly love children!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Awesome! I am so impressed with the staff, the facilities – everything. This was our fourth preschool. It was the best, by a mile.”                 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Every child is known and loved and appreciated at the Creche.  Again, please know my appreciation of you and all of your teachers at St. Francis Creche. Matthew (and family) had a wonderful experience! You have a very caring and competent staff that truly makes a difference and provides a beautiful foundation for a lifelong love of school and learning! Thank you!!!”

Thanksgiving Cookies

We miss all the Creche students and can’t wait to safely meet in person. We delivered our Thanksgiving cookies to all of our Creche families this weekend, and they were thrilled!


As we work to plan our future reopening, we are in need of support to help rebuild and bridge this year. We hope that you might consider making a donation

Join us for Sunday School

We can’t wait till we can all safely return to the classroom and teach and learn in person again.

St. Francis Creche Preschool
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls VA 22066
Phone:  703-759-2522
Cell phone:  703-864-6448
Email:  creche@stfrancisgreatfalls.org