Providence Nursery School

PNS is a cooperative, 1/2 day preschool educating children 20 mo-5 years in Fairfax, VA since 1971. Co-operative preschool for ages 20 months to 5 years.

Parent involvement is encouraged. No potty training requirements. Learn through playing.

Operating as usual


Attention alumni!!! Priority enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is coming up soon. We can't wait to welcome you back to PNS so don't forget to register by January 12!


How is it almost January!?

Current families have a few more days for priority enrollment. Don’t forget to get registered by January 4. We hope you are all enjoying your winter break!


It's that time of year again! Enrollment is open for current PNS students for the 2024-25 school year. The enrollment form is available in your Jovial account.

Don't forget to register your child, the priority enrollment period for current students will end on January 4!

Reach out to [email protected] with any questions or speak to your child's current teacher if you are trying to decide on a class for next year.


Have an announcement to make? Party invites to send? Want to get an early start on holiday cards? Don't forget that we have a YEAR-ROUND fundraiser with MINTED!

Use code FUNDRAISEPROVIDENCENS to receive 20% off your order and 15% of your sale will be donated back to PNS.

Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 10/11/2023

We are marching, jumping, swinging, and sliding our way into the new school year! How is it mid-October already?! We can't wait to see what Fall has in store for us at PNS. ❤️


Need new labels?
Need *MORE* labels (because preschoolers grow SO FAST!)?

Don't forget about our year-round fundraiser with Mabel's Labels. It's easy to make sure a portion of your purchase goes to support Providence Nursery School! Email [email protected] with any questions 😁

Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 09/14/2023

It's that time of year again! Our first restaurant fundraiser is in just a few days. Join us 9/19 from 4-8 pm at the Noodles & Company on Main Street (10296 Main St, Fairfax), show the flyer or mention the Providence Nursery School fundraiser to the cashier to have 25% of your sale donated back to PNS! If you’d like to order online or in the Noodles Rewards app, use coupon code GIVING25 (look for the red check mark for confirmation) and proceed to check out.

Dine-in, pickup, and delivery orders can all be included in this fundraiser! If ordering online, note that you must be signed into a rewards account to use the coupon code (so if you’re not already a member, you’ll have to create an account), and make sure you've selected the Main St. location!


Thank you so much for making us one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Best Preschools for 2023!!! We are so glad that so many of you agree that this is a phenomenal little school with amazing staff, families and students. Spread the word!


Well, we've had our Open Houses, our Back to School Night, our abbreviated first days and it's finally time!!! We are so excited to formally welcome all of our PNS families to another year full of fun and learning. Quack.....Quack...welcome back! We can't wait to see some of you tomorrow! ❤️


September 6 is another important upcoming date for enrolled families! Each family must have a caregiver attend Back to School Night. This is a child-free event where you will receive the School Handbook and learn everything you need to know about how PNS operates and details about the upcoming school year. See you there!


Everyone at PNS is getting very excited about our first day of the 2023-24 school year! We have a few important dates coming up including our Open House (9/6) and abbreviated school days (9/7 & 9/8). Don't forget to check your email or take a look at the school calendar for details!

These in-person events at PNS help learners feel confident and comfortable as they transition into the school year. Experiencing the school space with a caregiver first and then having a shortened day can reinforce what Daniel Tiger always says..."Grown-ups come back!"


Are you still searching for an amazing preschool for your little explorer? Providence Nursery School has a few openings in each of our classes for ages 20 months - 5 years. Visit our website at to learn more or reach out to [email protected] with questions or to schedule a tour. And if you are already a part of our amazing community, don't forget to with anyone you know who may be on the search! ❤️


We are SO excited about our upcoming first day of school - don't forget to register your child for Lunch Bunch! Lunch bunch is held from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm and gives children in the PNS 3s, 3/4s, and 4s classes an additional hour of fun to their school day. Children bring their own packed lunch and enjoy eating and playing in a supervised small group setting. Contact Laura at [email protected] to register your child. ❤️


Attention! Attention! Don’t forget about our All-School play date tomorrow at 10:30 am at Rutherford park. We can’t wait to see you there!


That's a wrap on the 2023 Providence Nursery School Summer Camp and an amazing school year! We had a wonderful 2 weeks filled with exploring outside, trying new things and learning about the 5 senses! Campers had the opportunity to smell and taste new things, make slime, ride bikes, get wet and search for animals in the field with binoculars (can you believe they spotted a dinosaur?! And a giraffe?!).

This was a fantastic way to finish up the year and we want to thank our amazing Summer Camp teachers, aides and volunteers for making it such a fun-filled, interesting and exciting 2 weeks.

We are looking forward to what the 2023-24 school year has in store for us and, until then, hope everyone has a fantastic Summer! Don't forget to share with friends and family that PNS still has a few spots available in some classes for next year if anyone is looking!


Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 05/31/2023

How is it that time of year already?! It is hard to believe that we had our last days of school and end of year ceremony last week. There was lots and lots of fun to be had as we wrapped up the school year and while the End of Year Ceremony can be bittersweet because we are very sad to see some of our friends go, we can't wait to hear about all the amazing things they do next year! We had the opportunity to gather together on Friday to see each of the PNS students walk across the bridge into their next big adventure (whether it is at PNS or not)! Then, of course, there were LOTS of snacks and playtime. ❤️

Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 05/19/2023

We have been so busy celebrating over the last few weeks, we didn't even have time to post about some of the exciting things we have been up to!

May 24-28 was PNS Teacher Appreciation week and we had a great time showing our amazing teachers and aides what they mean to us. There were handmade cards, flowers picked by tiny hands, breakfasts, door decorations and more!

We are so lucky to have an amazing staff at PNS who not only have been with us for a long time but continue to work hard to make every day great for everyone who walks through the doors. THANK YOU! 💜


It's time for a restaurant fundraiser! Don't worry about dinner tonight, order from Chipotle instead. Order online with promo code PR2Z6L or present this flyer.

5–9 PM, 9506 Main Street
(in Turnpike Shopping Center)
Order online for pickup using "promo code" PR2Z6CL or show the flyer before you pay in-store and 33% of event sales will be donated to PNS! Only valid at the location and hours noted above!

Delivery orders and gift card purchases will not count toward the fundraiser (although purchases made with an existing gift card will count!).


Join us next Saturday, April 29 for the annual PNS Spring Raffle Fundraiser and Playdate! We will be outside behind the building (rain plan - the Big Room), enjoying some beautiful weather and raising money for PNS. There are lots of amazing things ready to raffle, there will be kids' activities and snacks and raffle tickets are only $1! Come scope out what's on offer and fill your pockets with raffle tickets in hopes that you win something great while supporting our community!



It's officially sandbox season!!! These little ones were hard at work this week.



Happy World Art Day!!! April 15th marks the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci and is now celebrated as 'World Art Day' annually to honor the contributions of artists around the world and to promote the importance of art in our lives. How will you celebrate art today? You could always stop by the City of Fairfax Regional Library to check out the PNS student display highlighting all the ways our little artists have been exploring what art means to them!


Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 04/07/2023

Spring Break this week means these little friends will be SUPER excited to get back into school next week to see what the amazing PNS teachers have in store for them. What do you think it will be?!



Get ready for our final Providence Nursery School Art Show of the year! Tomorrow, the City of Fairfax Regional Library will clear off the tops of bookshelves in the Children's Area in order to put our artwork on full display. We worked with the team at the City of Fairfax Library and chose these dates in celebration of World Art Day on 4/15. Stop by between March 31 - April 28 to see what the little artists have been inspired to create!

Best Day Care & Preschool Poll 03/14/2023

Do you love Providence Nursery School and want to tell the world about it?! Nominate PNS for Northern Virginia Magazine's 2023 Best Preschool!

Best Day Care & Preschool Poll Let us know what day cares & preschools in Northern Virginia are the best.


Are we still accepting applications for 2023-2024? Yes! Check out more info at our website:
If you have a child who is 20 months through 5 years and looking for a play-centered environment, you will love PNS!

Photos from Providence Nursery School's post 02/13/2023

It's time for another PNS Art Show! Our artwork is now on display at the George Mason Regional Library at 7001 Little River Turnpike. Go check out the collected works of our budding artists from now through March 10.


Are you still looking for a preschool for the 2023-24 school year? Members of our Providence Nursery School community will be at the upcoming Burke/Fairfax Preschool Information Fair. Come speak with teachers, board members and parents to learn all about PNS and what we have to offer!


Just a bunch of social little butterflies! Young children benefit greatly from social experiences with their peers and preschool is a fantastic place to give your little one time and space to explore and practice those early social skills.


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9019 Little River Tpke
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
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