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.

Class offerings:

  • Full-time options for ages (18 months to 4 years old):
    • M–F, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Half-day options for ages 2 to 4 years old:
    • 2 years old (3–5 days): M–F, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • 3 and 4 years old (5 days): M–F, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Extended day options available for all students:
    • Early arrival program: 8–8:30 a.m.
    • Afternoon program: 1–4 p.m.
    • Late pick-up program: 4–5:30 p.m.

Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Oct. 13, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: The ECS strives to keep each class in their own bubble and social distance at all times. If weather permits, our classes spend most of their day outdoors, exploring nature and enjoying the sun. Custodians routinely clean all high-touched surfaces on an hourly basis.

Enrichment activities: Daily aftercare enrichment programs, weekly music, mindfulness curriculum Mondays, and Learning without Tears

Openings for 2020–2021: Please inquire

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 18 months by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Rolling admissions, with waitlist option

Admissions documents:

Last updated: Oct. 13, 2020

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