Southern Montgomery County Preschool Directory

This directory includes a variety of preschools and day cares serving families across southern Montgomery County, Maryland. The information below applies to the 2021–2022 school year. However, some schools may have openings for the current school year. If you wish to search via key word, zip code, or other parameters, visit our advanced directories search page.

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4 Corners Community Nursery

4 Corners Community Nursery logo

801 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring, MD 20901
4ccndirector@gmail.com | www.4ccn.org | 301-681-9520

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: At 4CCN, we believe that children have a natural curiosity and a strong desire to learn. We also believe that play is the work of children and that it is through meaningful play experiences that children’s overall development is fostered. Teachers at 4CCN support children’s natural curiosity by providing them with relevant, developmentally appropriate activities and materials that enable them to experiment and create. Information is not taught in isolation—it is integrated into the daily events and connected to the children’s experiences. Our curriculum is based on the principle that children who have a positive sense of self, a respect for others, creative and critical thinking skills, and a sense of community will be well prepared for school and life.

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Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery

9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901
monica@acornhill.org | AcornHill.org | 301-565-2282

Overview of school type:

  • Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Waldorf education
  • Secular

Profile: At Acorn Hill, we believe that play is the serious work of childhood and that learning by doing provides the foundation for critical thinking, problem solving, and a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge. Our morning and full-day programs are designed for children 2 1/2 to 6 years old, with parent-child classes for infants, toddlers, and 2- and 3-year-olds. Please join us for a tour and a mini-morning to learn about our school and programs—register on our tours web page.

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Alef Bet Montessori School

6125 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, MD 20852
info@alefbetmontessori.org | https://alefbetmontessori.org/ | 301-556-5010

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day and half day / part time
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish
  • Language offerings: Daily Hebrew

Profile: Alef Bet Montessori School is a Jewish Montessori day school in Bethesda, Md. We serve children aged 15 months through 6th grade. Our mission is to instill the love of Torah, Israel, and fellow human beings through our commitment to citizenship, ethics, morality, personal responsibility, courtesy, and independence.

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Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School

Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School student

1001 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville, MD 20851
aspenhillcns@gmail.com | www.ahcns.org | 301-424-7370

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time and half days with afternoon enrichment options
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based learning, which encourages children to be creative problem-solvers and to develop their own ideas and understanding through play
  • Secular

Profile: At Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School, caregivers and teachers work together in a warm and friendly atmosphere to raise each child’s educational and personal abilities through positive reinforcement, rewarding learning activities, and the friendly interaction of peers. As a consequence, pupils learn cooperation, creativity, and caring for others. In the true spirit of a cooperative, we, the participating families, give of ourselves and of our time so that our school will be what we want it to be for our children.

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Bender JCC of Greater Washington Early Childhood Center

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
preschool@benderjccgw.org | BenderJCCGW.org/Early-Childhood/Preschool/ | 301-348-3839

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Reggio Emilia inspired
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish
  • Language offerings: Weekly Hebrew for 4 year olds

Profile: A play-based curriculum—founded on Emergent Curriculum and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach—enables children to become active learners and engaged classroom participants. Interest-based topic studies invite students to explore the world around them. Children are encouraged to express themselves through art and music, and Jewish values, customs, and traditions are integrated throughout the curriculum.

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Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School

6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
info@bhpcns.org | www.bhpcns.org | 301-365-2909

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play based
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

Profile: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School (BHPCNS) is a play-based, developmentally age appropriate preschool for children ages 2 years through pre-K. Experienced teachers guide the children as they develop their interpersonal, communication, problem solving, social emotional, and critical thinking skills in a joyful, fun environment. Through play, music, the arts, and nature, BHPCNS lays the foundation for children to become life-long learners.

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Concord Hill School

6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
sarzt@concordhill.org | www.concordhill.org | 301-654-2626

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time with half day, early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Learning through play to acquire knowledge and social-emotional skills; Reggio Emilia influenced
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish twice weekly

Profile: Concord Hill School is an independent, co-educational school for children age 3 through grade 3 in Chevy Chase, Md., just minutes from Friendship Heights and Bethesda. A leader in early childhood education since 1965, Concord Hill inspires children to embrace and enjoy learning during the early years. With a total enrollment of approximately 100 students, our children enjoy the benefits of a school that is small by design, where every student is known and celebrated. 

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Early Childhood School at B’nai Shalom of Olney

18401 Burtfield Dr., Olney, MD 20832
eve.margol@bnaishalomofolney.org | www.ecsolney.org | 301-570-0699

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day and half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play based, mindfulness, and structured fun
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish
  • Language offerings: Hebrew immersion

Profile: It is our belief that early childhood should be a time of fun, discovery, exploration, warmth, security, and celebration. Children are creative and receptive individuals. We believe that true learning occurs when discovering the why, not the what. Our staff strives to strengthen and nurture these experiences in a stimulating, loving, and respectful environment.

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Evergreen School

10700 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902
kstegeman@evergreenschool.com | EvergreenSchool.com | 301-942-5979

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: American Montessori Society School
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish

Profile: Evergreen School is a Montessori school located on Georgia Ave in Silver Spring. We serve children ages 2 years through 3rd grade. Evergreen is a member of the American Montessori Society and is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). We are a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).

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Feynman School

11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
info@feynmanschool.org | FeynmanSchool.org | 301-770-4370

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full- and half-day classes with early drop-off and late pickup options (after full-day program)
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: A dynamic hands-on curriculum tailored to meet the needs of young gifted learners
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish, 2–3 times per week

Profile: Feynman School enrolls young gifted learners from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. We offer a unique learning environment for inquisitive students who amaze and delight us every day with their talent, energy, and sense of humor. At Feynman School, students think, question, explore, and create in a fun, engaging setting. We allow children to discover the wonder of hands-on science and promote rich understanding, rather than rote learning.

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Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School

10010 Fernwood Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817
membership@glenbrookschool.org | www.glenbrookschool.org | 301-365-3190

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time and part time / half day with lunch and afternoon enrichment options
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based cooperative
  • Secular

Profile: Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School is a supportive, nurturing preschool for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. Our programs offer the perfect opportunity to play a part in your child’s first school experience, and our flexible co-op options are designed to fit into many families’ schedules.

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Grace Episcopal Day School

9411 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
karen@geds.org | https://geds.org | 240-292-5237

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based, emergent curriculum
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Profile: Grace Episcopal Day School is a small school (approximately 100 students) with a big mission: to provide an excellent, well-rounded education to a diverse community of children ages 3–11 years (preschool – grade 5) and their families. The racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of our student body reflects the rich mix of the Washington, D.C., metro area; over half of our student body is composed of students of color. Like our founders in 1960, we believe that we all benefit from being part of a varied and inclusive environment.

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Holy Redeemer Catholic School

9715 Summit Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
d.monahan@hrs-ken.org | HRS-Ken.org | 301-942-2567

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Hands-on activities, rich interpersonal relationships, and play
  • Religious curriculum: Catholic

Profile: Holy Redeemer pre-K programs are a unique learning community where our youngest students come to enjoy their first experience in school, and we want them to love it.

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Learning Center for Young Children

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
lcyc@warnermemorial.org | www.lcycpreschool.org | 301-949-2933

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time and half day / part time with afternoon enrichment option
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based Creative Curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) is a play-based, parent-participation preschool. We believe that children learn, grow, and discover through music, art, drama, cooking, reading, and sensory exploration. LCYC teachers and staff provide a safe and nurturing environment filled with purposeful and developmentally appropriate activities and provide opportunities for hands-on exploration in all aspects of their classroom. Our focus on the whole-child approach emphasizes social-emotional development alongside cognitive skill and growth. Children are allowed and encouraged to use their freedom of expression as they navigate the world around them.

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New Day Preschool

112 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
director@newdaypreschool.org | www.newdaypreschool.com | 301-340-3373

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time and half day / part time with afternoon enrichment option
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: A developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child
  • Religious affiliation: Christian, but all are welcome
  • Language offerings: After school Spanish enrichment program

Profile: New Day Preschool is a Christian preschool program operated by the Rockville United Methodist Church. Serving the community since 1968, the preschool has always enjoyed an excellent reputation because of its fine program and dedicated staff. 

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Rochambeau, The French International School

9600 Forest Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
admissions@rochambeau.org | www.rochambeau.org | 301-530-8260

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: French Curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: French immersion

Profile: For over 60 years, Rochambeau, the French International School, has been providing a world-class education to internationally minded families. Whether you are from a French speaking family or not, our mission is to offer your child a unique and truly transformative multi-cultural environment.

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Rock Creek Montessori School

Rock Creek Montessori School logo

3701 Spruell Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20902
info@rockcreekmontessori.com | www.rockcreekmontessori.com | 301-942-9561

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish

Profile: Rock Creek Montessori School follows the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. It recognizes the child’s need to learn academic skills, observe the environment, do independent work, and cooperate in a community.

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Rockville Day Care Association, Inc.

Bel Pre location
13801 Rippling Brook Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20906
belprecdc@rockvilledaycare.org | RockvilleDaycare.org/Center/Bel-Pre/ | 301-871-0159

Sargent Shriver location
12518 Greenly St., Silver Spring, MD 20906
sargentshrivercdc@rockvilledaycare.org | RockvilleDaycare.org/Center/Sargent-Shriver/ | 301-933-1785

Woodlin location
2103 Luzerne Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
woodlincdc@rockvilledaycare.org | RockvilleDaycare.org/Center/Woodlin-Child-Development-Center/ | 301-608-9693

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum Gold
  • Secular

Profile: Bel Pre Child Development Center (CDC), Sargent Shriver CDC, and Woodlin CDC are located in the Silver Spring area and are part of Rockville Day Care Association, Inc.

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Silver Spring Nursery School

10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903
membership@silverspringnurseryschool.org | www.silverspringnurseryschool.org | 301-434-2313

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based philosophy focusing on the development of each child’s emotional, intellectual, physical, and social strengths
  • Secular

Profile: Silver Spring Nursery School (SSNS) is a part-time, play-based, cooperative nursery school for children ages 2–5 years. Teachers and parents work together to provide a secure, relaxed atmosphere where each child can progress at his or her own pace.

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Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy

3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD 20895
admissions@spring-bilingual.org | Spring-Bilingual.org | 301-962-7262

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, or late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Language offerings: 45-minute immersion in Spanish or French

Profile: Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) seeks to create a learning environment in which the student is encouraged to explore his or her own innate sense of curiosity and eagerness to gain knowledge.

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Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center

Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center logo

8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
springknolls4@gmail.com | www.springknolls.org | 310-650-0086

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and part time / half day with afternoon enrichment option
  • Both parent co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: Spring Knolls embraces a play-based learning philosophy, focusing on the whole child and fostering their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Our experienced and dedicated staff, in strong partnership with parents, empowers children to reach their full potential through the power of play.

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St. John’s Christian Preschool

St. John's Christian Preschool

4629 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853
director@sjkidspreschool.org | www.sjkidspreschool.org | 301-946-4977

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day with full and part time options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play based
  • Religious affiliation: Christian—all are welcome

Profile: Our curriculum is designed to promote both social and emotional growth with an emphasis on the development of positive self-esteem. To meet these goals, children are exposed to a variety of academic readiness activities through active discovery and guided learning. We believe that children learn best through play. Activities are centered around weekly themes and often include special visitors, trips, and dress-up days.

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St. Jude Regional Catholic School

4820 Walbridge St., Rockville, MD 20853
mainoffice@stjuderockville.org | StJudeRockville.org | 301-946-7888

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Archdiocese of Washington curriculum standards
  • Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Language offerings: Spanish (K-8)

Profile: St. Jude’s preschool promotes an environment where children become independent, confident, lifelong learners with a strong sense of self. We proudly offer a positive, child-centered preschool experience that fosters a love of learning in a nurturing community.

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Takoma Children’s School

Takoma Children's School logo

6925 Willow Street N.W., Washington, DC 20012
cassandra@takomachildren.org | www.takomachildren.org | 202-726-9220

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day and part time
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-Based, Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy
  • Secular

Profile: Takoma Children’s School (TCS) is a progressive year-round preschool serving 2–5-year-old children and their families with part-time through full-day options. We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and are strongly play-based in our approach to children’s learning. Our school’s outstanding teachers and staff provide a nurturing, safe, and fun-filled environment that fosters creativity and a love of learning through play and exploration.

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Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

8204 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
admissions@tpcns.org | www.takomacooperativeschool.org | 301-585-7272

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Project-based approaches of Lilian Katz and Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia); Vygotsky’s philosophy of developmental scaffolding; arts-based, play-based, nature-infused, outdoor program
  • Secular

Profile: Founded in 1942, Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School is a nursery school for children ages 2–5 years. At the school, informed, committed parents work, or co-op, in their child’s classroom alongside professionally trained, dedicated teachers. Our community is strengthened through monthly membership meetings and periodic training sessions, and parents assume administrative roles essential to the school’s operation.

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Wesley Nursery School

8300 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
info@wesleynurseryschool.org | www.wesleynurseryschool.org | 301-654-5285

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Both parent co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play based
  • Secular

Profile: Located in Bethesda, Wesley Nursery School (WNS) was established in 1961 as a community outreach program. WNS offers half-day programs for 2- through 5-year-olds. As a non-denominational preschool, all are welcome. Our staff strives to promote a loving environment encompassing trust, character development, and the value of diversity.

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