Our History

Established at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1986, The Butterfly House Preschool (TBH) is as a licensed child care facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving the children of VTS faculty, staff, seminarians, and the community for over 30 years.

Our Philosophy

We integrate emergent, child-centered, and play-based curricula, the theories of Loris Malaguzzi, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lev Lygotsky, Howard Gardner, and Arnold Gesell into a holistic approach to early childhood education. Based on these principles, we offer children a path to self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.


The Butterfly House and Caterpillar Club provide a healthy, safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all children. We optimize opportunities for each individual child’s growth in these developmental areas: 

  • Social-Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Linguistic
  • Physical
  • Creative
We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.

Hours Of Operation

M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact The Butterfly House at 703-461-1786 or Juanita Sanchez at  jsanchez@vts.edu.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory